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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.

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Frostbite: Jack Frost Nipping at Your Extremities

When exposed to cold temperature, the human body begins to lose heat faster than it’s produced.

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.

Hands-free Hose Operation

The Aqua Blaster harness frame incorporates a fire hose and nozzle to allow users to operate a charged fire hose with less strain on their back and joints.


CrewProtectTM eliminates particulates, VOCs, and aerosols containing bacteria and viruses from the cab and body air. However, upon returning to station, the crew can still be at risk of exposure to these threats and more.

Vaccine Mandates and the Law

The jury is out about whether vaccine mandates will stand up to legal challenge. In the meantime, attorneys recommend collaborating with employees to develop sound vaccination policy.

Firefighters Protest Vaccine Mandate

Firefighters and police officers across the nation are pushing back against the coronavirus vaccine mandate. One prominent effort is taking place in Los Angeles, where Firefighters 4 Freedom is leading an effort against vaccination.

PFAS Blood Testing for Firefighters

Firefighters have been occupationally exposed more to PFAS than the general population making it critical to know their PFAS blood levels.

IAFC Issues Statement on Mandatory Vaccination

The IAFC calls upon all fire chiefs to advocate for the mandatory vaccination of all their fire and EMS department personnel against the COVID-19 virus by an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine.

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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.

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