Following fire activities, exposure reporting is necessary to document exposures that can lead to occupational diseases and cancer. The National Fire Operations Reporting System (NFORS) Exposure Tracker is available as an app for fire fighters, paramedics or officers to log exposure and incident details in a private, encrypted and secure online environment. The information gathered will help researchers better understand toxic exposures on the fire scene and develop new treatments and prevention protocols for occupational diseases, including cancer. Download the NFORS Exposure Tracker App by going to the app store on your mobile device. ... See MoreSee Less
As part of the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network's joint effort to promote Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month in January - Grand Island, NE Local 647 member Lonnie Mitteis shares his occupational cancer story. ... See MoreSee Less
As Gordon Graham says, predictable is preventable. We know firefighters are at higher risk for cancer. Homes and the stuff inside them are increasingly made with non-natural materials that give off carcinogens when they combust. That being known, there is action YOU can take to stay healthy. It’s not rocket science: stay in good physical shape, rest enough, and eat right. We know, easier said than done. Who among us hasn’t been up on the medic all night or been called in overnight on short notice. But, you have to try. Check the Local's website article for tips on staying healthy. ... See MoreSee Less
It Ain’t Rocket Science News As Gordon Graham says, predictable is preventable. We know firefighters are at higher risk for cancer. Homes and the stuff inside them are increasingly made with non-natural materials that give off carcinogens when they combust. That being known, there is action YOU ca...
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