Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service

Winter Fire School

Jeffrey S. Strawn

Missouri Director
Firefighter Cancer Support Network

Strawn entered the Air Force on Active Duty in April of 1990. Graduated BMT and attended Fire School at Chanute AFB, Il. Performed over 7 years on Active Duty before separating and going Palace Chase into the AF Reserves. Have been in the Reserves since 1997, and was recently promoted to Chief Master Sergeant and currently fill the Fire Chief position.

After separating from Active Duty in 1997, we moved back to Columbia, Missouri. My goal upon returning to Columbia was to get hired by the Columbia Fire Department. Fortunately for me, my dream came true and I was offered a job in 2000. The rest is history and I'm still loving coming to work every day. My goal is to become a Chief Officer at some point, so that I can continue to lead others by being a good role model.

  • SAT AM
  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • Repeat Delivery
  • SAT PM
  • Start: 1:30 P.M., Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • End: 5:30 P.M., Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • Repeat Delivery
  • SUN AM
  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Sunday, February 3, 2019
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Sunday, February 3, 2019
  • DFS: 4-Hazmat
  • DFS: 4-Incident Safety Officer
  • DFS: 4-Inspector
  • DFS: 4-Instructor
  • DFS: 4-Investigator
  • DFS: 4-NFPA 1403
  • EMS: 4-Paramedic Division VI: Operations
  • EMS: 2-EMT-B Module I: Preparatory
  • EMS: 2-EMT-B Module I: Elective

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, and also offers practical tips for minimizing their exposure to cancer-causing substances.