2006 - International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
A resolution was passed at the 2006 IAFF Biennial Convention establishing funding for dedicated IAFF staff to administer a presumptive disease database tracking all fire fighter occupational diseases for U.S. and Canadian professional fire fighters. The resolution effort and passage was in response to a growing need for uniform reporting and data availability for legislative education, presumptive protections, and future medical research opportunities. We thank those that supported our work to accomplish this important step.
In 2008, the database was launched. We encourage all IAFF affiliates to utilize this important system.