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

Health & Wellness Advisory Council Announcement

In our ongoing commitment to best health and wellness practices, we are excited to announce the formalization of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network’s inaugural Health and Wellness Advisory Council (HWAC). This council consists of thoughtful national subject matter experts who will advise the FCSN Board of Directors and staff.

The Health and Wellness Advisory Council (HWAC) serves as a critical component of the national Firefighter Cancer Support Network. Members of the HWAC greatly benefit our mission by providing our organization with their professional expertise, as well as: advice on emerging issues within the FCSN scope of education and awareness efforts; inform project development for deliverable resources to the fire service; serve as a resource to ensure the empirical evidence shared through FCSN’s education efforts are accurate and current; and provide direction on efforts to encourage and disseminate research engagement on health and wellness.

We are grateful and humbled to these founding members of the Health and Wellness Advisory council and look forward to their unique contributions enhancing and advancing our mission.

Sara Jahnke, PhD
Director & Senior Scientist
National Development Research Institute (NDRI)-USA

Gavin Horn, PhD
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI)

Michael Hamrock, MD
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

Jefferey L. Burgess, MD, MS, MPH
Associate Dean for Research and Professor
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
University of Arizona

Kenneth R. Kunz, MD, PhD
Medical Oncology / Molecular Pharmacology
Victoria, BC, Canada