All, Unless you’ve been internet-free for the past two weeks, you are aware that the IAFF & FCSN have partnered together for all Firefighters and designated January as Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is to provide firefighters the necessary tools and guidance to develop life-saving protocols for cancer prevention and to support those with...Read More
Joseph Zadroga — a fierce advocate for first responders who suffered illness after the 9/11 attacks — died in a freak accident yesterday when he was struck by an elderly driver who mistakenly hit the gas in a New Jersey parking lot. Mr. Zadroga — the father of late 9/11 first responder James Zadroga —...Read More
ALBANY — A new bill to provide annual cancer screenings to volunteer firefighters has been introduced to the state legislature by Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon. According to the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY), firefighters have a 9% higher risk of developing cancer and a 14% higher risk of dying of cancer compared...Read More
Cancer among fire fighters remains the primary cause of line-of-duty deaths in the fire service. Alongside the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), the IAFF is sounding the alarm on prevention inside the firehouse, during decontamination (decon), and on the fireground during Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month. Des Moines Fire Department Station 11 debuted in 2021. “I think one...Read More
All, In partnership with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), the IAFF has designated January as Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month to provide fire fighters the necessary tools and guidance to develop life-saving protocols for cancer prevention and to support those with a cancer diagnosis within their departments. Week 1 of Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month focuses on Best Practices...Read More
In the months following Paul Cotter’s 2014 prostate cancer diagnosis, his wife, Diane, watched helplessly as her once healthy and fit husband, a lieutenant with Massachusetts’ Worcester Fire Department, spent his days wasting away in the recliner. “I couldn’t get him out of that chair,” says Diane, 63, of Paul, now 64, in this week’s issue of...Read More
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