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Our Mission

The mission of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network 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.

Together, we can educate fire/EMS members about the importance of cancer screenings and early detection.

Together, we can promote an understanding that cancer does not have to be faced alone.

Together, we can make a difference.

FCSN Spotlight

Joe Schumacher

Joe Schumacher is FCSN’s state director for Virginia and a member of FCSN’s education committee. Joe is an engine captain with the City of Fairfax (VA) Fire Department. “I lost both of my parents to cancer, and I am a two-time survivor myself. I want to help prevent other firefighters from having to endure a fight against cancer.”

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