The Firefighter Cancer Initiative is an effort led by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The goal of the initiative is to determine whether firefighters’ work environment increase their risk for cancer.
For more information regarding FCI projects, please visit our Projects page.
If your department chief is in favor of your department participating in the FCI, it would be best to assign one contact person to reach out to the FCI team. The team will then work with your department’s contact person to coordinate station visits. The only information necessary would be the list of stations to be visited.
To have your department participate in the initiative, please contact the FCI team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each station visit lasts approximately 30 minutes. Visits may be tailored to meet station needs (e.g., include additional shifts).
During a station visit, an FCI project team member will provide an overview of the project with an emphasis on the Annual Cancer Survey. Firefighters will have the opportunity to complete the survey with the project team member.
Yes. We can work with your department’s contact person and the FCI project team to try to engage all shifts.
No, participation is completely voluntary.
Yes. The information you share is confidential and is only available to authorized University personnel. Your information is not shared with workers’ comp, your union, department, or chief.
Yes. Firefighters may complete the survey prior to a station visit. However, a station visit can still be arranged if firefighters have questions they would like answered prior to completing the survey.
To complete the Annual Cancer Survey, please click on the link