Week 3: Prevention, Education and Best Practices

  • Week 3: Prevention, Education and Best Practices

Turn knowledge into action. Cancer is a big issue facing the fire service, but you can prevent or limit your exposure to carcinogens. This week addresses best practices that should be followed on the fire ground, at the station and in your personal lives. They include on-scene gross decontamination, clean cab concept and modifiable risk factors.To get the most from this week, we recommend taking one day this week and conduct a Safety Stand Down. All resources are also available to review at your convenience

  • Video Survivor Stories:  (NEW)
    • FCSN Mentor Video 2023 (New) (6:49 runtime): Firefighters diagnosed with occupational cancer describe the mentor program they received from the FCSN and how helpful the program truly is.
    • Caylie Valenta Caretaker Story (New) (10:41 runtime)Caylie describes how difficult it can be to care for a loved one who has occupational cancer as her husband succumbed to this deadly disease. Caylie has also started a non profit foundation aimed at early detection for members of the fire service.
  • Survivor Stories: (New)
  •  Leadership/Survivorship: 
    • American Cancer Society: Survivorship Programs in Your Area The American Cancer Society has many resources that help support people with cancer and their loved ones. And best of all, our help is free. We can connect you with these resources, whether you are a cancer patient, caregiver of a person with cancer, community leader or volunteer, health care professional or someone who wants to know about programs and services. We can also help you find other free or low-cost resources available.  
  • Early Detection: (New)

Lead from Behind Brooks Belland and the Colorectal Cancer Alliance (the Alliance) announced the launch of ‘LEAD FROM BEHIND’ with help from Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. LEAD FROM BEHIND is a new initiative to raise awareness that colon cancer is The Preventable Cancer

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