Cancer Prevention and Awareness Resources for Firefighters

World Cancer Day is this Thursday, February 4. With firefighters at increased risk for many types of cancer, now is a great time to learn about the risks and take steps to protect yourself. The NVFC offers an online resource center for firefighter cancer awareness and prevention, as well as a free online course titled Cancer in the Fire Service: A Growing Epidemic. Read about one firefighter’s efforts to educate responders about their cancer risks here. Check out 11 immediate actions you can take to protect yourself here. Find additional resources, including support in the event of a cancer diagnosis, from the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.