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Cancer Prevention

Preventing Cancer

Healthy In, Healthy Out

The goal of the Healthy In, Healthy Out materials is to encourage safe and healthy practices from a fire fighter’s first day to retirement. A career in the fire service exposes fire fighters to deadly carcinogens at every fire.

Firefighter Cancer Support Network

The mission of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) is to help fire/EMS members and their families cope with cancer and to provide occupational cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide. Together, we can provide comfort, strength, and hope by sharing our own experiences with the devastating effects of cancer.

The FCSN recommends this recent report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Remembering Mark Noble

Mark Noble, a member of Local 468, Olympia, died in 2005 from brain cancer caused by his occupation as a fire fighter. He is remembered as a fighter, mentor and a brother whose story helped our profession pass presumptive cancer legislation for fire fighters in Washington State. Learn more about his story.