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  • We are the Washington State Chapter of the
    Firefighter Cancer Support Network
    Who We Are
    Established in 2011, the Washington State Chapter of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network is a team of Firefighters and Fire Officers who are dedicated to reducing cancer incidents among Firefighters by promoting Best Practices through Policies and Procedures.
    What We Do
    We are an educational non-profit that provides resources and assistance to Fire Service Organizations. We provide support and guidance to Firefighters and their families when diagnosed with cancer.
    How to Get Involved
    Join the movement and find the opportunities to protect yourself and your department members. Find resources in the model language section that you can adapt to your department. Get Educated, Be Proactive.
    From the Director’s Desk John Howard, M.D. Director, NIOSH Cancer is a leading cause of death among firefighters. Studies show that firefighters may have a greater risk of some types of cancer than the general population. For Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month, NIOSH encourages everyone to learn more about firefighters’ cancer risk and how to reduce it.

    Ellen Dennis The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. (TNS) Nov. 25—Ron Cato spent 30 years of his life marching into burning buildings, rescuing people from smoldering rubble and speeding down streets in a fire engine, sirens blaring. He did it to help people on what were sometimes the worst days of their lives. “People have really bad days,” he said.

    Recent Study Uncovers Discrepancies in Firefighter Decontamination Practices ESO has released findings focusing on on-scene decontamination procedures following firefighting related exposures, using data from one of the largest fire records management databases in the country. The findings are based on more than 2,509 firefighters involved in an incident with exposure to smoke or combustion byproducts between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.

    Lithium-ion battery-related incidents are the biggest topic in the fire service today. If you follow battery-related incidents in the news, it seems these batteries are causing fires in e-mobility devices, consumer electronics and electric vehicles every day across the country.

    By Richard C. Beaulieu For decades the fire service has accepted that injuries, illnesses, and death in the line of duty was just an occupational hazard of the most respected profession in our nation.

    Ohio Firefighters build dryer that saves money, helps cancer fight; Xenia firefighters are getting national attention for a new method of drying gear quickly without dipping deeply into public funds.

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    Firefighter Cancer Support Network

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