Firefighter Cancer Support Network

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559072_259753150781217_1447015326_nTogether, We Can Make a Difference

The objective of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) is to provide timely assistance to all fire service members and their families in the event of cancer diagnosis. We are all fire department members, fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. We are all volunteers whom have sat in the chair which you sit in right now.

Together, we can educate fire department members regarding the importance of cancer screenings and early detection.

Cancer is the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths for America’s firefighters, and it is the most dangerous threat to firefighter health and safety today. Since 2005, the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) has provided assistance and one-on-one mentoring for cancer-stricken fire/EMS members and their families. FCSN also delivers extensive firefighter cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide.

fcsn_aboutFCSN is a 501(c)(3) organization established by Los Angeles County Firefighter Paramedic Michael Dubron, a survivor of stage IV colon cancer. Today, FCSN’s key supporters and partners include the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), among many other respected fire-service organizations.

Together, we canprovide comfort, strength, and hope through our own experiences in dealing with the devastating effects of cancer. FCSN provides free, badge-to-badge peer support to fire/EMS members and their immediate families. FCSN maintains a unique network of more than 130 volunteer peer-support mentors—nearly all are firefighters and paramedics who are cancer survivors themselves. FCSN’s network also includes mentors for spouse and children.

Silhouette of father and little daughter walking on the beachTogether, we can promote an awareness that cancer does not have to be dealt with alone. FCSN has delivered our extensive occupational cancer awareness and prevention training to thousands of firefighters across America. FCSN instructors provide training at some of the largest fire-service events, including the Fire Department Instructors Conference, Fire–Rescue International, and the National Volunteer Firefighter Council national conference. We also provide training for fire departments large and small

We can help

We start helping newly diagnosed firefighters immediately by sending or hand-delivering our cancer-support toolbox. FCSN’s signature toolbox includes tested, proven resources to help firefighters and their families cope with the cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery processes. We provide the toolbox right away, free of charge, upon request.

If you or an immediate family member has received a cancer diagnosis, one call or one click on the “send” button is all is takes to rally brother and sister firefighters.