Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer Poster

The Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), along with the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), and with support from California Casualty, have developed a poster of the 11 best practices for preventing firefighter cancer. The poster provides all fire department leaders and firefighting personnel with specific actions that must be taken to address the cancer epidemic and protect firefighters.

Use these 11 best practices as the basis for fire department standard operating procedures and hang a copy at the station as a reminder of the actions every firefighter needs to follow.

  • Topics:
    • Retention2
    • Wellness
    • Volunteer
    • Section VCOS
    • Safety & Health
    • Leadership
    • Human Resources
    • Human Relations
    • Health
    • Department Administration
  • Resource Type:
    • Public education material
    • 1-pager/ summary/ infographic
  • Organizational Author:
    • Volunteer Combination Officers Section

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