Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service

Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service

  • Hours: 4
  • Min/Max Students: 15/30
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  • DFS 4-Inspector
  • DFS 4-Instructor
  • DFS 4-Investigator
  • DFS 4-HazMat Technician

Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

Multiple studies have demonstrated statistically higher rates of various types of cancers in firefighters compared to the general American population. In an effort to help address the alarming rate of cancer in the fire service, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network has published an industry white paper that provides useful information regarding the risks firefighters face during the course of their duties. They also offer practical tips for minimizing their exposure to these cancer-causing substances. This workshop will discuss the risks and how to minimize your exposure to them.