Emergency Responders, Fire, and Cancer (v2)
Research continues to confirm that the rate of some cancers among firefighters is greater than that of the general population. This program is intended to raise awareness among fire service personnel about the elevated risk of cancer associated with working as an emergency responder to a fire-related emergency.
The course provides personal accounts of people affected by cancer, an overview of the relationship between firefighting and cancer, and an introduction to basic intervention strategies for line personnel to help reduce exposure to carcinogens and other harmful materials.
A portion of the proceeds from this program is donated to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN).
Bryan Frieders, Deputy Chief, Pasadena CA Fire Department and President of FCSN.
Michael Dubron, Firefighter, Paramedic and Founder of FCSN.
Dr. Gavin Horn, PhD, Director of Research Programs, Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Michael Hamrock, MD, Steward Medical Group, Chestnut Hill, MA, and former Firefighter and Department Physician, Boston Fire Department.
Melissa Aman, wife of the late Craig Aman, a 26-year veteran Firefighter/Paramedic and Captain for the Seattle Fire Department.
Since 2005, the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) has provided assistance and one-on-one mentoring to thousands of cancer-stricken firefighters and their families. FCSN also delivers extensive firefighter cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide.