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Firefighter Resources


Join the National Firefighter Registry (NFR) for Cancer today! The NFR is the largest existing effort to understand and reduce cancer risk among firefighters. All U.S. firefighters, with or without cancer, can join. Visit the NFR website to learn more.

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Firefighters face many dangers that may harm their health. Learn more about NIOSH programs and research on the health concerns of firefighters.

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Structural and vehicle firefighters face many risks on the job. Learn more about NIOSH research on job hazards among firefighters.

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Every year thousands of acres of land burn across the United States. Wildland firefighters are asked to protect our lives, our homes, and our forests.

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Firefighters rely heavily on their equipment to be safe. NIOSH researches ways to improve their safety.