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Firefighter cancer databases

Oct 18
2021

The South Carolina State Firefighters' Association and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention both utilize a firefighter cancer database to better understand the link between on-the-job exposure to toxicants and cancer.....

Cancer Coalition

Online exposure tracking resources

Oct 11
2021

Each online exposure tracker is designed to help firefighters thoroughly and accurately document their exposure to carcinogens. These records are available to you and you only, keeping your health information secure and accurate.....

Cancer Coalition

Sleep and its relation to cancer

Sep 27
2021

It's commonly known that sleep plays a huge role in our overall health and that lack of sleep can be detrimental over time. But what does sleep have to do with firefighter cancer?....

Cancer Coalition

What really belongs in the bay?

Sep 20
2021

Cancer is running rampant in the fire service. Adjustments to what you keep in your apparatus bay plays in a big part in cancer prevention efforts.....

Cancer Coalition

Safety considerations for your station

Sep 6
2021

One way to address bringing carcinogens into your fire station is to decontaminate equipment before bringing them into the station. In cases where this is not feasible, the concept of “zoning” spaces within the fire station must be used.....

Cancer Coalition

Decontamination 101

Aug 23
2021

Last week, we shared the advantages of a flash hood exchange. This week, we’d like to expand on when you should exchange your hood - and add gloves to your exchange list.....

As more South Carolina fire departments adopt safer cancer risk reduction measures, cleanliness has become the norm to ensure the least amount of exposure.....

Let’s discuss the importance of an SOG/SOP. This is your internal “go to” document or “playbook” for how to get things done. Basically, it breaks down any process into specific steps.....

This month’s Cancer Coalition message focuses on personal protection equipment. This week, we want to share the idea of having a second set of turnout gear for each fire service member.....

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Personal Health: Sunscreen

Jul 19
2021

Compared to the general population, firefighters have an increased risk of skin cancer, and higher rates of a melanoma diagnosis. ....