No one knows the importance of safety like the men and women who have chosen careers in fire service. Firefighters face dangers every day, but one of the biggest is their exposure to cancer causing agents.
Cancer has become a major problem in the fire service industry. According to the National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH) study, Firefighters have a higher risk of being diagnosed and of dying from cancer than the general population. This is because they are exposed to risk factors (such as ash and smoke) that cause a higher rate of certain cancers. In fact, cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters.