PFFI Introduces New Cancer Awareness and Prevention Resource
Understand your cancer risk, know the exposures to carcinogens on the job and reduce your risk of occupational cancer with the new IAFF fire fighter cancer awareness and prevention training course.
This new resource, developed in conjunction with the Fire Fighter Cancer Support Network, is designed to help members avoid and decrease individual risk factors for cancer.
In addition to understanding why fire fighters are at increased risk of cancer, this new training will:
- Describe the most prominent types of cancer that affect fire fighters
- Identify the top carcinogens in the fire fighting environment
- Review the major routes of exposure to carcinogens for fire fighters
- Encourage behavior changes that can reduce the risk of developing cancer
Start the cancer awareness and prevention training course.
Watch this video to learn more about the IAFF’s efforts to ensure
our members have a better chance of staying cancer-free.