Vector Solutions provides free firefighter cancer awareness training to benefit the American Cancer Society and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vector Solutions, the industry leader in training, operations and workforce management software solutions for public safety agencies, is offering free access to one of its most critical online training courses for firefighters, NFPA 1851 – Cancer Hazards of Fire Fighting. Vector will donate $1 for each course completed by January 31, 2022 to the American Cancer Society and the Cancer Firefighters Support Networkup to $5,000 to each organization.
In accordance with the NFPA standard for the selection, care and maintenance of protective assemblies for structural firefighting and proximity firefighting, the NFPA 1851 – Cancer Hazards of Fire Fighting The training course addresses fire service related cancer risks for today’s firefighters and fire personnel. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death among firefighters. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reported that firefighters face a 9% increase in cancer diagnoses and a 14% increase in cancer-related deaths compared to the general population. . With each course completion of this online course, Vector Solutions will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.
“Firefighters and all first responders put their health and safety on the line every shift,” said Alex Berry, chief revenue officer of Vector Solutions and member of the Greater DC/Baltimore Area Advisory Board of the American Cancer Society. “The potentially devastating impact that increased occupational hazards in public safety have on emergency responders, both mentally and physically, has been better understood in recent years. Vector Solutions remains true to its commitment to support and to educate first responders about these risks and how they can be mitigated.We are grateful for our partnership with the American Cancer Society and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network on these special programs.
“We are so grateful to Vector Solutions for creating this educational campaign which also generously supports the mission of the American Cancer Society for the third year in a row,” said Tswana Sewell, Executive Director of the American Cancer Society. “The risk of occupational cancer is a very important subject. We appreciate the firefighters and first responders who put their lives on the line daily for the community and who are there to serve with the added risks that COVID-19 still poses. We are honored to be the recipient of funds raised through this important free course that Vector Solutions offers to improve the safety and well-being of emergency first responders and reduce their risk of cancer.
“Cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters. The vision of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) is to be the world leader in cancer support, awareness and education for firefighters. With the help of partners like Vector Solutions and LifeScan Wellness, we can make a positive difference in the lives of firefighters and save lives,” said Bryan Frieders, President, FCSN.
Vector Solutions has partnered with Life Scan Wellness Centersthe nation’s leading provider of public safety physical examinations, to deliver timely and relevant webinars, such as Occupational cancer, risk reduction and improved early detection and The long-term implications of COVID-19 for first responders. During these powerful virtual events, Chief Todd LeDuc (retired), who is the Centers Strategy Director, shared his knowledge and experience on these relevant topics impacting the fire service.
“Life Scan Wellness Centers, as the nation’s largest provider of early detection physical testing for first responders, is once again honored to partner with Vector Solutions to improve awareness, prevention and early detection of the occupational cancer in first responders. This aligns perfectly with our mission to save the lives of America’s first responders. Far too many first responders are lost each year and many more have their lives turned upside down for them and their loved ones due to a occupational cancer, continuing to work together is a unified opportunity to improve awareness and recognition that prevention is paramount and that early detection saves lives,” said Chief Todd J. LeDuc, (Retired) Director of Strategy and also a Board Member of the Safety, Health and Survival Section of the IAFC.
Click here for more information on this free course or contact us at (800) 840-8046.
Additional free video resources, including a COVID-19 series and micro-courses on PTSD in the fire industry, active shooter training, diversity and inclusion, and more, are available through vector carea Vector Solutions initiative combining business and philanthropic efforts to provide educational resources and help improve outcomes.
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