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Nine Tips for Reducing Cancer Risk for Firefighters

FCSN helps firefighters recognize risks they face and take steps to minimize exposure to cancer-causing materials.

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IAFF Designates January as Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

The IAFF and FCSN will partner throughout January to deliver targeted education and best practices and resources to reduce the impact of cancer on firefighters.

Vector Solutions Offers Complimentary Firefighter Cancer Awareness Training

Vector will donate $1 for every course completed before January 31, 2022, to the American Cancer Society and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, up to $5,000 to each organization.

NFPA Council Votes to Keep PFAS in Turnout Gear

The NFPA decision means cancer-causing chemicals will remain in firefighting gear, exposing firefighters every time they wear it.


CrewProtect cleans the apparatus air that firefighters and EMS personnel breathe.

NC Senate Budget Omits Cancer Coverage for Firefighters

North Carolina is one of a few states that doesn’t offer any extra cancer coverage for firefighters. The only coverage that’s guaranteed is if the firefighter dies from a certain type of cancer.

6 Steps to Selecting the Best SCBA for Your Team

Asking the right questions and staying up to date with SCBA improvements ensures members get maximum performance from their breathing apparatus.

Best Practices that Limit PFAS Exposure

Jim Burneka of Firefighter Cancer Consultants shares best practices that limit firefighter exposure to PFAS and other carcinogens.

Bill to Guarantee Firefighter Health Benefits Clears Arizona Senate

Firefighters with cancer are automatically given the benefit of the doubt as to an occupational link.

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French Firefighters Exposed to Asbestos in Lubrizol Fire

Direct contact puts emergency responders at risk for lung cancer.

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