Firefighter Health and Fitness: Firefighter Cancer: What Are We Missing?

By Thomas N. Warren Not long ago I was attending a funeral for a captain from my fire department who died from cancer. His death, like all cancer deaths, was recognized as a line-of-duty death. Virtually every member of the department was in the cathedral in our dress blue uniforms as we paid tribute to our fallen brother. It was truly a moving experience to see the cathedral overflowing with firefighters and police officers from our city and neighboring communities. There were more firefighters than I cared to count with red, swollen eyes marching in procession. It was especially difficult for me, as I was not only the assistant chief of the fire department, but the captain had been some...

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