Updates from the front lines in the fight against occupational cancer in the fire service.

15 years and counting…

The Firefighter Cancer Support Network celebrates its 15th year of supporting firefighters, EMS personnel and their family members diagnosed with cancer. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has supported our journey, from our humble beginnings, when our founder Michael Dubron, Los Angeles County Firefighter Paramedic and survivor of stage IV colon cancer, founded our 501 c (3). Today, FCSN’s key supporters and partners include the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), Firefighter Close Calls (FFCC), and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), among many other respected fire-service organizations. In addition, FCSN is a founding member of the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance and has strategic alliances with the American Cancer Society, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

Now in our 15th year, FCSN has active operations in 46 states and has more than 300 volunteers. The FCSN’s mission provides badge to badge cancer mentoring, awareness, and prevention programs. FCSN’s almost entirely volunteer-based operations allow us to provide our unique services and programs nationwide with efficiency and a minimal physical infrastructure. FCSN relies on donations from individuals, families, organizations, and corporate partners to fund our programs. We highly value our supporters and their engagement.