South Carolina Firefighter Cancer Coalition

South Carolina Firefighter Cancer Coalition

Carney Strong Initiative

Firefighter Cancer Support Network of South Carolina

Professional Fire Fighters Association of South Carolina

South Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs

South Carolina Forestry Commission

South Carolina State Fire

South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association

Purpose Statement:

A coordinated and collective effort of the leading South Carolina Fire Service

agencies providing advocacy, education, and support in the fight against firefighter cancer.

Firefighters and Cancer: What you need to know.

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancer develops when the body’s normal control mechanism stops working. Old cells do not die and instead grow out of control, forming new, abnormal cells. These extra cells may form a mass of tissue,...

Creating a space for firefighters and their families who have battled and defeated cancer is a privilege and an important part of the South Carolina Firefighter Cancer Coalition’s mission. In addition to the weekly Scope of Cancer in Fire Service updates, SCSFA is periodically sharing...

Not all of these methods are possible in every department; some of these ideas may be difficult to accept. But we must make changes to reduce the number of members being diagnosed with cancer. There is no question that we have a cancer problem in...

Cancer in the fire service is our current reality, but we are beginning to better understand firefighters’ increased risks and cancer’s devastating toll. This in-depth article explores best practices in protecting ourselves, our crew members and our families from this work-related risk. https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2017/05/10/ff-cancer-facts/  

Please take part in the firefighter cancer survey.
Results will be used for education, prevention and legislative purposes. 

Firefighter Cancer Posters/Factsheets