AWARENESS AMONG FIREFIGHTERS

SINCE 2002, MORE THAN 60% OF CAREER FIREFIGHTERS
ADDED TO THE IAFF FALLEN FIRE FIGHTER MEMORIAL FOR
LINE-OF-DUTY DEATHS HAVE DIED FROM CANCER.

Six out of ten career fire fighters die of cancer 

FIRE-RELATED CALLS HAVE DECREASED WHILE
DEATHS FROM CANCER HAVE INCREASED

fire related calls have decreased while deaths from cancer have increased

SYNTHETIC BUILDING MATERIALS, SUCH AS FURNITURE AND PAINT, 
USED IN TODAY'S STRUCTURES RELEASE CARCINOGENS WHEN BURNED, WHICH CAN CAUSE CANCER

synthetic building materials used in today's structures release carcinogens when burned, which can cause firefighter cancer

FIREFIGHTERS HAVE A 9% HIGHTER RISK OF BEING DIAGNOSED,
AND A 14% HIGHER RISK OF DYING WITH CANCER THAN THE GENERAL U.S. POPULATION 


Sources: State of Firefighter PPE Report (2015), IAFF