Episode 3 – Todd LeDuc: Discussion on FF Physicals & Behavioral Health

On the 3rd episode of “The 25” Jim discusses Firefighter medical physicals & Behavioral Health issues with Todd LeDuc. Todd recently retired as an Assistant Chief at the Broward County Sheriff Fire Rescue. In June of 2019, Todd was named the Chief Strategy Officer for Lifescan Wellness.

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 …

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 …

Firefighter Cancer Pledge

I recently saw a news story coming out of Goodyear Arizona pertaining to a Firefighter Cancer Prevention Pledge.  This department and union has realized through some unfortunate recent cancer diagnoses that occupational cancer is a serious threat to their careers and lives.  This Goodyear Fire Department is trying to be pro-active and change the ways they do business.  This is …

FIRE GEAR NOT PERMITTED

Within this last decade the fire service has finally started to accept that occupational cancer is the largest threat we face.  Firefighters from across the nation are practicing the necessary steps needed to reduce their risk of receiving a cancer diagnosis.  One of the keys to reducing that risk, is limiting our exposure to carcinogens.  Studies have shown that our …

Firefighter Wellness Exams

This video describes the importance of annual wellness exams for firefighters.  The latest version of the WFI Firefighter Physical is attached below the video.  For more information please check out www.firefightercancerconsultants.com Fire Fighter Medical Physical  <-Attachment