Articles & Studies

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department's SOP/SOG on reducing firefighter exposure to carcinogens and products of combustion and to better facilitate on scene health & safety protocols such as Rehab and Decon.

NIOSH Study of Firefighters - "Mortality and cancer incidence in a pooled cohort of US firefighters from San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia (1950–2009)"

Los Angeles City FD Managed Personal Protective Equipment Plan.

A white paper on cancer in the Fire Service.

Discussion of the FCSN Whitepaper. (Pages 11-13)

Evaluation of Chemical Exposures during Fire Fighter Training Exercises Involving Smoke Simulant.

Toxin exposure in today's firefighting.

How to support our colleagues diagnosed with cancer.

Controversy over the connection between firefighting and incidents of cancer.

Determining the level of protection needed after the fire is out.

Part 3 in the "Working to Death" series, examining the health risks facing firefighters.

Pennsylvania’s amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act that addresses firefighter occupational diseases.

Bob Kilduff, with 34 years in the fire service, on his occupational cancer.

Firefighters are known to be exposed to recognized or probable carcinogens. Previous studies have found elevated risks of several types of cancers in firefighters.

Although increases in various cancers in firefighters compared with the general population have been noted in several studies, consistent patterns are difficult to discern due to the large variations of exposures.

Policy and guidelines.

Policy and guidelines.

Policy and guidelines.

Policy and guidelines.

Policy and guidelines.

Policy and guidelines.

Policy and guidelines.

Policy and guidelines.

Reading smoke is one thing - breathing it is completely different.

Firefighters are exposed to carcinogens associated with combustion, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

To provide procedures and guidelines for the maintenance of equipment.

Amendment to create a presumption that disability of a Federal fire protection employee caused by certain conditions is presumed to result from the performance of such employee’s duty.

Standard operating procedures.

Three criteria used to assess the probable, possible, or unlikely risk for 21 cancers included pattern of meta-relative risks, study type, and heterogeneity testing.

Firefighters are significantly more likely to develop four different types of cancer than workers in other fields.

Numerous members reported symptoms consistent with cyanide poisoning.

Evaluation of three incidents leading up to cyanide exposures sustained by members.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health investigated a possible cancer cluster.

Exposure to diesel emissions from idling fire trucks and generators inside stations.

Enhancement of line personnel safety by requiring the use of SCBA.

This SOG is designed to limit the exposure of personnel to carcinogens and other harmful substances that are on turnouts.

Policies and procedures.

Previous studies have reported excess risk of some cancers but have been limited by small numbers or little information.

Minimal information is available regarding firefighter exposures during overhaul.

Operational directives.


FCSN Documents