The Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance has created the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Toolkit to assist in navigating the risk and the approach to prevention of cancer caused by occupational exposures from firefighting.
In January of 2015, many fire service leaders, physicians, government officials, and scientists met in Washington, D.C. to address the epidemic of occupational cancer in the fire service. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation facilitated the meeting; and the Alliance was formed.
Together the Alliance decided to create a firefighter cancer toolkit. The new Fire Service Occupational Toolkit provides comprehensive guidance to firefighters and command staff about on-the-job hazards and strategies for preventing exposure to carcinogens.