Emmitsburg, MD – With the number of firefighters affected by occupational cancer steadily increasing, improving education, outreach and prevention measures are imperative. As part of this effort, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) today released a report summarizing the meetings of the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance.
The report calls for collaboration throughout the entire fire service and affiliated organizations to adopt steps that can reduce exposures, illnesses, and deaths related to cancer, and provide support for those affected by cancer. The Alliance identified action items for prevention education, research and advocacy, and appropriate time frames for achieving these goals.
The full report and other educational resources are available at http://www.everyonegoeshome.com/2016/06/16/cancer-alliance/