1. Healthy In, Healthy Out — Firefighter Cancer Prevention
    Cancer rates in the fire service are reaching epidemic levels. The following Best Practices have been identified to help reduce exposures to carcinogens. These are simple, cost-effective methods that fire fighters can implement now to reduce the risk of contracting cancer. This video identifies operational areas. For further information, see and request the full publication at www.wscff.org. Funding and support for this project has been provided by the State of Washington, Department of Labor & Industries, Safety & Health Investment Projects.
  2. Cancer Rates Are Rising Among Firefighters, Research Shows | NBC Nightly News
    Fire departments across the country are ordering changes to how they operate in the field, after alarming new research shows that cancer has become the number one killer of firefighters in this country.
  3. The Invisible Danger of Bunker Gear Tansfer
    This video demonstrates processes of cross-contamination from bunker gear to individuals, equipment, the fire station, personal vehicles, and even family members. This video has been evaluated and has been shown to be effective at increasing intentions to engage in decontamination processes after a fire, including showering, routine cleaning of gear, bagging gear before transport, and using wipes on scene. Use this video in conjunction with one of the decontamination videos presented on this site or with your department’s own SOG on decontamination. This video may be used as a stand-alone video when discussing issues of decontamination and gear cleaning. This video may be posted to Target Solutions. Full materials (including powerpoint presentations, SOGs, and posters) can be obtained at sylvesternewbadgeofhonor.com, and more information on Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center's Firefighter Cancer Initiative can be found at http://sylvester.org/firefighters. This work was supported by State of Florida appropriation #2373A (Principal Investigator Dr. Erin Kobetz) to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) grant K01-OH010485 Caban-Martinez (PI).

The Silent Killer — Firefighter Cancer

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has released a cancer awareness and prevention video...please use for training purposes.

Firefighter PPE Contamination

We use shaving cream to show how potentially hazardous contaminants could pollute PPE's, engines and trucks, the apparatus floor and living quarters.