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Gold Helmet Departments

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NIOSH is recognizing any U.S. fire department that enrolls 50% or more than 300 of their active firefighters in the National Firefighter Registry (NFR) for Cancer as a Gold Helmet Department.

Gold Helmet Departments receive a certificate, web badge, and social media posts to share.

How it works

Departments who have at least 50% or more than 300 active firefighters signed up for the NFR for Cancer are eligible.

Here’s how it works:

  1. If you believe your department has met the eligibility criteria, please email and provide the total number of active firefighters in your department.
  2. NIOSH will then review the NFR database. If your department meets the criteria, NIOSH will send you a confirmation email. This email shares details about the Gold Helmet Department recognition and includes a certificate, website badge, and social media posts to share.
  3. Gold Helmet Departments can share their accomplishment with their networks via email, social media, or other channels using #NFRGoldHelmet
Gold Helmet Challenge
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Your department can make a difference! Challenge your department to enroll at least half of its active firefighters in the NFR and help reduce cancer in the fire service.

Share the Gold Helmet Challenge on social media using #NFRGoldHelmet

Highlighting Gold Helmet Departments

  • Loveland-Symmes Fire Department, OH
  • Hanover Park Fire Department, IL
  • Independence Fire District, KY

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