Cancer is the #1 cause of line-of-duty death for firefighters. You can be 10x more likely to survive cancer if you detect it early.
Learn to recognize early symptoms of cancer with easy on-the-go lifesaving courses.
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40% of us will receive a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime…
and firefighters have a 9% higher risk.
3 Steps Detect
Firefighters know the importance of training for high-risk, low-frequency events. Train for high-frequency, high-risk cancer events.
Source: American Cancer Society 5-year SEER data (based on people diagnosed between 2010-2016)
DetecTogether travels to many Northeast locations at no cost to your department. Training can take place over several sessions to reach everyone on shift. We can also teach virtually and during large group meetings.
Our posters are designed to hang in your firehouse to remind your crew to pay attention to early symptoms of cancer and self-advocate for the timely medical attention they need.
Program support also provided by EMW-2021-FP-00573