Health Tips...

by Admin 22. May 2012 04:04
Stay Equipped
Hey FireIce blog readers!!! There's a trend that's spreading through the Fire Service at an alarming rate.

That trend is Job Related Cancer!

Studies have shown that not wearing your SCBA's during fire ground operations or not having your turnout gear cleaned regularly increases your risk of cancer.

In a three-year study completed in 2005 by the University of Cincinnati, researchers concluded that firefighters face a 102% greater chance of contracting testicular cancer than any other type of worker, a 53% greater chance of multiple myeloma, a 51% greater chance of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a 39% greater chance of skin cancer, a 32% greater chance of brain cancer, a 28% greater chance of prostate cancer, a 22% greater chance of stomach cancer, and a 21% greater chance of colon cancer.

Stay Safe!
By Rob Rosovich, Fire Protection Engineer