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  • We are the Firefighter Cares Safety Net of Washington
    Cancer Foundation 
    In Honor of Bill Hoover

    Who We Are What We Do

    How to Get Involved

    The Firefighter Cares Safety Net is a team of Firefighters, Fire Officers, cancer survivors and advocates who are dedicated to reducing cancer incidents among Public Safety Officers and employees.. We are an educational non-profit that provides resources and assistance to Public Safety Officers and employees. We provide support and guidance and resources when diagnosed with cancer. 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.
    Firefighters in Connecticut say in a newly filed federal lawsuit that the protective gear designed to keep them safe has been contaminated by cancer-causing chemicals. Tribune Content Agency 6.27.

    Todd LeDuc asks: What’s stopping us from truly changing the fire service culture when it comes to cancer risk mitigation? FE Contributor 6.25.2024 Robert Kennedy famously said, “Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream of things that were never and say why not.

    Volunteer Fire Departments Warn Proposed OSHA Regulations Will Be Costly, Drive Volunteers Away Volunteer fire officials across New York state are concerned about the cost of meeting a major overhaul of federal safety regulations for firefighters. Syracuse, N.Y.

    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.

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