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International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization. Documents from the International Agency for Research on Cancer are referenced within Texas Government Code applicable to Firefighters and EMTs for work-related cancer.  Monograph 98 of the IARC references and classifies firefighting and shiftwork as carcinogenic. 

 

Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FFCSN)

The Firefighter Cancer Support Network helps firefighters and their families cope with cancer.  As a non-profit they support and mentor firefighters who have received a cancer diagnosis. FFCSN provides education, training, and resources to firefighters and their departments for the purposes of protecting against hazardous exposures and fully understanding the increasing rates of cancer in the fire service.

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