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 …

Firefighter Cancer Skin Exams

Let’s start with some numbers.  1 out 12 current Columbus Ohio Firefighters have been diagnosed with cancer.  48% of those cancers are skin cancers.  Some of you may be aware that firefighters have a high absorption rate of toxins.  Our fire gear does a great job of protecting us from fires, but does not protect ourselves from being exposed to …