For the sake of both our firefighters' health and the financial toll on our organizations, it pays for departments to have an early-stage cancer screening program, says Todd LeDuc.
The Seattle (WA) City Council has approved $8M to buy and prepare the site for a new Fire Station 1 to replace the department's infamous "Cancer House," according to a report.
Bobby Halton talks to Professor Dr. Graham Peaslee PhD, Dr. Jeff Burgess MD, and Dr. Miriam Calkins PhD on firefighter cancer, PFOA, PFOS, and toxic PPE.
If we are serious about preventing cancer among first responders, we must prioritize changing the way we view sleep. The fire service must normalize the need for sleep in the same way it has normalized the use of self-contained breathing apparatus, writes Dena Ali.
Reports in New York papers have examined the tragic legacy of the FDNY response to a 1975 fire at the New York Telephone Company in Manhattan.
If firefighting turnout gear is not decontaminated properly after a fire, these firefighters can carry the harmful chemicals to their firehouses and homes.
Brian F. McQueen writes that we must educate our firefighters about the post-traumatic stress that is related to an occupational cancer diagnosis.