What's New at Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
May 10, 2018: Today the US Senate unanimously passed legislation that was co-authored by Representatives Chris Collins (R-NY) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ): Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018. The US House of Representatives passed this legislation in September 2017.
North Carolina State University experts at the College of Textiles have been developing and testing equipment to protect and improve personal protective equipment (PPE's) for firefighters. These improvements are centered around limiting the exposure to smoke and other toxic chemicals. Cancer is the leading cause of death amongst firefighters. Read more here.
March 27, 2018 - Tampa, Florida: Florida Governor, Rick Scott signed SB 376 into law that will start to provide workers compesation benefits for Police Officers, Frefighters, Paramedics, EMT's and other Frst Responders who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more here.