One of the medium term Alliance recommendations is to develop and distribute a Firefighter Cancer Awareness and Prevention Electronic Tool Kit modeled after the successful Fire Service-Based EMS Electronic Tool Kit.
The Alliance recommended that the cancer electronic tool kit include links to educational materials, research information, talking points, model curriculum, alarm symptom checklist, presentation templates, fire station evaluation forms, and other information. The tool kit could also include sections specific for firefighter recruits, company officers, command officers, and others. The Alliance recommended that the tool kit also be formatted to be accessible on mobile devices.
Secondly, the Alliance supported the concept of hosting a national educational symposium to disseminate all relevant information regarding the current magnitude of the occupational cancers currently experienced by the industry. This gathering will be open to the entire fire service community and scheduled in 2017 if funding was available.
Thirdly, it was unanimously requested that the NFFF continue in its role as facilitator of the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance.