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Expanding the Fight Against Cancer in the Fire Service

Cancer has become the most dangerous threat to the health and safety of America’s firefighters. The nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) received a Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (AFG) to expand FCSN’s unique firefighter cancer awareness, prevention and support initiatives. FCSN will receive $307,224.

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FCSN Website Enhancement RFP

FCSN is seeking proposals for the enhancement, modernization and hosting of its existing firefightercancersupport.org website. The project is funded for an immediate start upon award of the contract. The successful bidder will work in partnership with FCSN to build and maintain the new website functionality and supporting infrastructure.

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Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service

Multiple studies have demonstrated statistically higher rates of various types of cancers in firefighters compared to the general American population. In an effort to help address the alarming rate of cancer in the fire service, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network has published an industry white paper that provides useful information regarding the risks firefighters face during the course of their duties, and also offers practical tips for minimizing their exposure to cancer-causing substances.

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PGFD Leading the Way in Its Support Against Breast Cancer

As you know, October 1st marked the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department (PGFD) is kicking off their "Wave of Pink" today, Friday October 5th, 2012. The Firefighter Cancer Support Network Maryland Chapter would like to thank those that are directly involved in this effort, for their continued hard work and dedication to this campaign!

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