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Firefighter Cancer Initiative Resources

Sylvester New Badge of Honor
Sylvester’s New Badge of Honor website contains educational materials developed by the Firefighter Cancer Initiative team and other stakeholders.

Personal Exposure Reporter
The Personal Exposure Reporter (PER) is a free online application to allow firefighters to keep a digital record of on-the-job exposures that can be analyzed by researchers for cancer risk factors related to firefighting. The data collected as part of this Personal Exposure Reporter is maintained solely by the University of Miami and is not shared with any Fire Service, union membership, or government agency. Any firefighter can create their own PER by clicking here: The firefighter is also able return to their account at any time to download a record of their personal exposures.

Other Resources

Firefighter Cancer Support Network
The Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) provides assistance and one-on-one mentoring to cancer-stricken firefighters and their families. FCSN also delivers extensive firefighter cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide.

Florida Firefighter Safety and Health Collaborative

The Florida Firefighter Safety and Health Collaborative provides free training, protocols, and guidelines that support best practices as it relates to Safety and Health in the fire service.

Cancer Education for Firefighters

The FCI team has created 10 videos that provide guidance and step-by-step instructions for proper on scene decontamination and a FAQ segment to address common concerns in the fire service. Each video features fire agencies from across the state of Florida as well as state and union leadership. Please click on the link below for the educational videos.

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