The CDC, based here in Atlanta, outlines that firefighters experience a greater number of cancer diagnoses and cancer-related deaths than the rest of the population, including digestive, oral, respiratory, and urinary cancers and mesothelioma.
As one of its missions, the Foundation is committed to reducing this risk. In fact, beginning January 2018, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation will begin its Firefighter Cancer Awareness and Prevention Initiative. This three-year initiative will help purchase washer dryers that remove the soot, carcinogens and other toxins found in firefighter protective gear, which ultimately decrease the likelihood of cancer-related illnesses.
The cost of implementation is a total of $165,000. Realistically, we can’t do this all at one time.
If you would like to join our fight against firefighter cancer, consider making a donation TODAY! Click here to make a donation or text the word ATLFIRE to number 91999.
For more information on this program, please call or email us today!