Roundtable: Cancer Prevention and Awareness in the Volunteer Fire Service
The NVFC held a special roundtable discussion on Cancer Prevention and Awareness in the Volunteer Fire Service. The event was live streamed from the NVFC spring meeting on Friday, May 6.
Online participants had the opportunity to ask questions during the live stream via an online tool.
The roundtable brought together a distinguished panel of guests working in the area of cancer prevention and awareness in the volunteer first responder community. With firefighters at an increased risk for multiple types of cancer, this is a critical topic for all members of the fire service. Topics of discussion included risk factors, recent research regarding firefighter cancer rates, current programs and initiatives for firefighter cancer prevention, available support in the event of a cancer diagnosis, and state presumptive laws regarding firefighter cancer.
View the video from the event below.