Answer the Call this National Cancer Prevention Month
January 30, 2024
February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and you can answer the call to help reduce cancer in the fire service. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) encourages you to join the National Firefighter Registry (NFR) for Cancer. It only takes five minutes to get started.
An important part of understanding and reducing work-related cancer is learning more about it. There are many unanswered questions about how cancer risk may vary across our nation’s diverse fire service. Signing up for the NFR for Cancer is one thing you can do to help researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) learn more about the relationship between firefighting and cancer. This can ultimately help reduce cancer among firefighters for generations to come.
The NFR for Cancer is open to all U.S. firefighters with or without cancer, no matter your length of service. The NVFC especially encourages volunteer firefighters to participate, as current data relating to cancer in the volunteer fire service is lacking.
Join today at NFR.CDC.gov.