Lavender Ribbon Report
Cancer is a serious health threat facing today’s firefighters. Studies have shown that firefighters have an increased risk of developing several types of cancers, due to the occupational hazards they face. However, there are steps firefighters can take to protect themselves and their crew.
The National Volunteer Fire Council and International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Volunteer and Combination Officers Section released the Lavender Ribbon Report to present 11 specific actions firefighters need to take to lessen their risk of occupational cancer. Download this report and make these standard operating procedures in your department. Utilize the corresponding posters as a reminder to all firefighters to take these life-saving actions.
Download all 11 best practice posters in one PDF here.
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Find additional resources for cancer risk reduction at www.nvfc.org/cancer.