The SCSFA is looking for members to complete a new firefighter cancer survey Results will be used for education, prevention and legislative purposes. All will be entered into drawing for a prize package. Only SCSFA members, no chiefs please.
“This is my fight” is a South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association campaign to reach all firefighters, especially the youngest generation.
You can win this battle; This is YOUR fight!
In the development of this page, we filmed for hundreds of hours. During that time, we did capture some really funny bloopers. Click here to have a laugh on us.
We would like to challenge any department or group of firefighters to share videos of your cancer reduction steps as outlined in the Firefighter Cancer Support Network poster. Post to twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #ThisIsMyFight and tag the SC State Firefighters’ Association. Let’s make a difference in the next generation of firefighters.
Use breathing apparatus everywhere on the fireground.
Do gross field decon of PPE to remove as much as possible.
Use baby wipes to remove soot immediately.
Change your clothes and wash them immediately after a fire.
Shower thoroughly after a fire.
Clean your gear and helmet immediately after a fire.
Do not take contaminated clothes or PPE home or vehicle.
Decon fire apparatus interior after fires.
Keep bunker gear out of living and sleeping quarters.
Stop using tobacco products.
Use sunscreen or sun block.
Other actions you can take to reduce risk.
SCSFA Cancer Database
If you have been diagnosed with any type of cancer or are a survivor, we want you to tell us. This database takes only a few minutes but could have a life time of help for others. To access the database, click here.
We would love to recognize your department. If you have taken steps to educate and eliminate Firefighter Cancer in your department, let us know.
Tyger River Fire
FIREFIGHTER CANCER SUPPORT NETWORK
First Responder Center for Excellence
Fire Service Innovation in Safety Symposium, October/November 2019 Everyone Goes Home (EGH) Advocate Newsletter, October 25, 2019
Commanding the Response to Cancer in the Fire Service, By Brian F. McQueen, NVFC Executive Committee/Cancer Sub Committee Co-Chair/Occupational Cancer Survivor, February 6, 2018
Cancer Risk Reduction Measures at Structure Fires Sample SOG – Submitted by Chief Scott Garrett, Westview-Fairforest Fire Department
Cancer and the Firefighter by Dr. Bill Jenaway
SAMPLE TOBACCO policy MBFD