Episode 16 – Mark Rine: Discussion on FF Cancer Prevention and Presumptive battles.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this episode of “The 25 Live”, Jim has a discussion with former Columbus Ohio Firefighter Mark Rine on his personal cancer battle and the battle for FF Cancer Presumption coverage with his department.

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 …