Surviving the Job Webinar Series: Leadership Sets the Example for Cancer Prevention

1 hr 00 minutes Surviving the Job

Join the VCOS and NVFC for a 6 part webinar series, where we will explore some of the most important information you need to know when it comes to firefighter cancer risk reduction. We will also discuss the importance of early detection and what to do when a firefighter has cancer.

Join the VCOS and NVFC for session 5 on October 13 at 2 PM ET.

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Join Chief Brian McQueen and Chief John Buckman for this webinar about reducing the risk of contracting occupational cancer. Firefighters are at huge risk. Common sense would tell all firefighters to wear the PPE provided while operating in the hot zone of a fire or chemical event. We all let our guard down from time to time, but it could be that one time that triggers occupational cancer to begin to grow.

Leadership needs to set the example and ensure that personnel are protecting themselves at all times. Leaders have to work hard to institutionalize a change in attitude and thinking about exposing our body to carcinogens. If leaders allow a normalization of deviance from the policy and procedures, you are setting the wrong example.

Many times, change start at the grass roots level. Firefighters should remain current on best practices and new opportunities to reduce risks.

Most all of us believe we are invincible. That is so far from the truth about cancer, and it requires a new normal. 

One registration registers you for the whole series.



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