News in Brief: February 2020

Issue 02 and Volume 173.

Firefighter Cancer Exposure Registry Web Page Now Available The National Firefighter Registry (NFR) Web site, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the direction of the U.S. Congress, is now up and working. When it opens, the NFR will be a voluntary registry of firefighters that will help researchers better understand cancer in the U.S. fire service. The purpose of the site is to gather as much data as possible to enable firefighters to protect themselves against the potential of a cancer diagnosis by eliminating as much as possible contact with carcinogenic contaminants on the fireground and other emergency scenes; in apparatus; in the fire station; and, hopefully, in daily living. To be most effective, all firefighters must participate in the registry. Take the time to go to the site at to find out more and sign up for the NFR newsletter. The CDC is…

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