Loveland/Symmes firefighter, Deputy Chief Jon Frye was at the Loveland Bike Trail Saturday Morning collecting donations for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network
Kim Siebenthaler a member of the LSFD was in front of Paxton’s Grill Saturday morning collecting donations as part of the National Fill a Boot Campaign that raised money for Firefighter Cancer Support Network.
A message of thanks from the Loveland Symmes Fire Department:
We would like to thank everyone in the City of Loveland and Symmes Township for all of their generous donations. Our Annual Fill the Boot Fundraiser was able to collect $11,600 for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network. Chief Bryan Frieders, Deputy Chief of the Pasadena Fire Department and President of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network accepted the donation this past Tuesday evening at the Loveland City Council meeting.
We help firefighters and their families cope with cancer
Since 2005, the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) has provided assistance and one-on-one mentoring to thousands of cancer-stricken firefighters and their families. FCSN also delivers extensive firefighter cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide.
Cancer is the most dangerous threat to firefighter health and safety today.
- Cancer caused 61 percent of the career firefighter line-of-duty deaths from January 1, 2002, to December 31, 2016, according to data from the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).
- Cancer caused 70 percent of the line-of-duty deaths for career firefighters in 2016.
- Firefighters have a 9 percent higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer than the general U.S. population.
- Firefighters have a 14 percent higher risk of dying from cancer than the general U.S. population.
There’s little data about cancer among volunteer firefighters, and the U.S. Fire Administration’s firefighter fatality statistics do not include cancer-related deaths, but it’s a stark reality: Firefighting increases cancer risks significantly for every firefighter.
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