Cancer is becoming an ever-increasing cause of firefighter deaths. Firefighters have much higher rates of cancer than the residents they serve because of exposure to carcinogens on the fireground and in the firehouse.

This course will provide information on immediate actions that all ranks from firefighter to chief can take to reduce the occupational cancer risk and how the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network can help firefighters cope with cancer. The course will address the importance of promoting a new culture of safety and fitness by developing the mindset that firefighters are tactical athletes, in order to help prevent cancer, heart disease, and injuries within their departments. This course is typically offered specifically for on-duty firefighters. At this time, the course is being offered regionally with two (2) OEMS credits.

Course Code: 010-422-E73
Time: 0900-1200
Date: December 15, 2017
Location: Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
One State Road, Stow, MA Classroom 127 

Course Code: 010-422-E90
Time: 1830-2130
Date: January 24, 2018
Location: Lee Fire DepartmentHQ
179 Main Street, Lee, MA Training Room 

Course Code: 010-422-E74
Time: 0900-1200
Date: January 27, 2018
Location: Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
100 Grochmal Ave, Springfield, MA Classroom 119