FF Cancer Prevention & Mental Health Symposium 2018

The Firefighter Cancer Consultants has teamed up with Brothers Helping Brothers to bring a 2 day symposium of two significant topics regarding Firefighter Health & Safety. We have compiled an amazing lineup of nationally known speakers on FF Cancer and Mental Health. The event takes place on Friday October 19th, & Saturday October 20th in Middletown Ohio. The cost for …

Ohio Firefighters CALL TO ACTION

Please see the below message from OAPFF President Mike Taylor: Brothers and Sisters, We need your help to protect the newly passed Michael Louis Palumbo Jr Act (Fire Fighter Cancer Presumption.)   The House Insurance Committee is getting ready to hear House Bill 27 (HB27).  HB27 would make an essential change to the law that passed last year. It would allow …

Ohio Firefighter Cancer Presumption Bill goes into effect today

After working towards this law for over 20 years, today The Michael Louis Palumbo, Jr act (SB 27) goes into effect for Ohio Firefighters. What does Presumption mean? A rule of law which permits a court to assume a fact is true until such time as there is a preponderance (greater weight) of evidence which disproves or outweighs (rebuts) the …

Action needed for Ohio Volunteer Firefighters

Senate Bill 27 is currently being debated in the Ohio House Insurance Committee.  There has been speculation that some individuals on the committee would like to remove volunteer firefighters from the bill.  I personally disagree with this action. I’ve said this line over and over throughout the years…  “Cancer does not discriminate”.  Cancer doesn’t care what sex, race, or religion …

Ohio FF Cancer Action Alert

From the OAPFF: Brothers and Sisters: As you are aware, Senate Bill 27, the Fire Fighter Cancer Presumption Legislation, was passed by the Senate and is at the House Insurance Committee. We have been given notification that the committee will be holding a hearing on SB27 on Wednesday, November 16th at 10 am in the Statehouse in Hearing Room 122 .  The OAPFF is …

Dayton Ohio FF Cancer Story

Here is the video link for the Dayton Ohio WHIO TV full Story that originally ran on October 31st regarding Firefighter Cancer/Ohio Senate Bill 27.  https://youtu.be/G97UfrrW1i4 Special Thanks to Kate Bartley, Tracy Beavers, Doug Stern, Tony Fanning, Mark Dullea, & John Russell for making this story happen.

Local church donates wipes to their Fire Department to help firefighters prevent cancer

I just saw this news story on my local feed.   It’s great to see the Huber Heights Fire Department following through with one of the numerous recommendations of my action plan report.  Kudos to the Engage Church for helping supply the Huber Heights Fire Department with a year supply of these wipes that are specialized formulated to help clean …

Firefighter Wipes

I’ve preached in the past about using wet wipes while on scene of a fire.  It’s imperative that we try to get these different chemicals and carcinogens off of us as soon as possible.  The traditional baby wipe is better than nothing, however, there are several firefighter specific wet wipes now available that are worth looking into.  All of these …

Reducing the Post Fire Threat of Cancer Article

We all know that Firefighters are exposed to harmful chemicals and carcinogens while actively fighting a fire.  However, there are many things that we can do after the fire is out to reduce our exposure to these chemicals and carcinogens.  I wrote this article to describe the different steps that we can take post fire to reduce our exposure and …

Fire Department Skin Evaluation Update

Here is an update from the Dayton Fire Department skin exam screenings: Over a three day period, Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology Associates saw 219 individuals. These included active duty Dayton Fire, spouse and kids along with retirees, rookies and 3 student ride alongs. They scheduled 70 patients while on site. Totals include 22% of individuals need a 3-6 month …