Cancer is a firefighters biggest threat. Firefighters are being diagnosed with and losing there lives to Cancers at an alarming rate. Help myself the of Andover‘s bravest take the on the Boston Bruins B-fit Challenge and raise money for the PFFM New England Firefighters Cancer Fund. This program will allow first responders the opportunity for early screenings to detect cancers and have a better chance at treatment.
The Facts:The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health undertook two large studies focused on firefighter cancer: Between Jan.1, 2002 and March 31, 2017, 61 percent of career firefighter line-of-duty deaths occurred as a result of cancer, compared to 18 percent from heart disease in the same time frame. Furthermore, in 2016, that number rose to 70 percent.