The National Firefighter Registry website is now active. Please take time to click the below to learn about it and how every firefighter-every firefighter – should be made aware of and participate in this important project.
To better understand the link between on-the-job exposure to toxicants and cancer, Congress directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create the National Firefighter Registry (NFR). The NFR will be used to track and analyze cancer trends and risk factors among the U.S. fire service to help the public safety community, researchers, scientists and medical professionals find better ways to protect those who protect our communities and environment.
All Firefighters—structural and wildland, career and volunteer, active and retired—should participate in the NFR. This includes Firefighters who have never received a cancer diagnosis, previously had cancer, or currently have cancer.
Participation in the NFR is voluntary HOWEVER by providing vital information about their own health and work experiences, Firefighters who register for the NFR will play a critical role in helping to better understand the health risks our profession faces.