Free Online Course | Overview and Causes of Cancer in the Fire Service

Many firefighters face hazards that are easily visible such as structural collapse, hazardous materials, and high heat environments, but it is the unseen hazards that are most dangerous to firefighters today.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) concluded after recent studies that firefighters are experiencing a 9 percent increase in cancer diagnoses and a 14 percent increase in cancer-related deaths.

In this course, we will explore the changing landscape of firefighting, the toxic substances firefighters are exposed to in the line of duty, and the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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