Firefighter Cancer Support Network
Florida Professional Firefighters, District Two would like to ask for your help on a matter of critical importance to all of us.
You are well aware, cancer and other life-threatening diseases have taken a great toll on the brave members of our proud profession. Year after year, we find firefighters taken from us far too early. Job related cancers and other diseases have become the "silent killers" of the fire service and we are now asking for your help.
Our District has joined forces with all Districts of the Florida Professional Firefighters to form an organization called the Firefighter’s Cancer Support Network, Florida Chapter.
This organization is affiliated with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, http://firefightercancersupport.org, which was begun to assist those members who are in vital need of information and mentoring throughout their disease process. Additionally, we want to foster the prevention and early detection of cancers, as well as other life-threatening diseases occurring in firefighters through scientific research and education.
One of the first steps that we need to take is to get vital information from both our active and retired members to identify the specific cancers and other life-threatening diseases that we have developed and secondly to identify members in need of our immediate support. We also need to work with our retirees and determine what our former members have died from to more accurately gauge what are our primary causes of death are, for example: cancer and the specific type, cardiac, self-inflicted, MVA’s, etc.
This information will be also used to assist us in developing the guidelines for our support website, as well as the vital information that we may be able to use to fight for future Cancer Presumption Laws and changes in the way we protect ourselves.
Your participation may help to save a life, maybe even YOURS!
Attached you will find our Cancer Survey and Member Assistance Questionnaires
PLEASE NOTE: THAT WHILE THIS IS TOTALLY OPTIONAL ON YOUR PART, THE MORE ACCURATE THE DATA WE RECEIVE, THE MORE ACCURATE OUR REPORTS WILL BE.
YOUR NAME WILL BE REMOVED FROM ALL REPORTS, UNLESS YOU HAVE AGREED TO ASSIST AND/OR MENTOR AS NOTED IN THE SURVEY
Go to "Downloads" under "Member Resources" to download forms to fill out for current and retired members.
Forms can be returned to Keith Tyson or you can get in touch with me and I'll make sure they get back to him.
Page Last Updated: Sep 25, 2009 (05:58:00)