Cancer Awareness

Firefighters are routinely exposed to a variety of carcinogens and our goal with this page is to bring awareness to this issue. We have provided links to various articles; videos and Studies conducted surrounding the correlation between Firefighting and Cancer.

Disclaimer: These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the City of Austin Fire Department of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The City of Austin bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

News features a story regarding Chronic Stress and Cancer from August 1, 2019 entitled "Behavioral Health: Does Chronic Stress Promote t

The Kansas City Star features a story regarding a local Firefighter that dies from cancer in 2015 entitled “As cancer deaths among firefighters soar, their families must fight for compensation

Series # 1 of a Five Part Series by the Columbus Dispatch entitled "Firefighters and Cancer – Unmasked"

NBC-DFW News report entitled "I'm Not Giving Up": Firefighters Battling Cancer & Worker's Comp Denials

An Ottowa local news article entitled “Groundbreaking research" shows Ottowa Firefighters absorb harmful chemicals through skin