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New York State Fire Takes Major Steps to Protect Firefighters

Region 2 VPP Sites and SGEs:

"Please see the NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services email chain below. The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control has announced a major initiative to help protect its staff, New York State’s firefighters, and their families from the occupational threat of cancer. A 15-minute Cancer Awareness video has been posted (15 JAN 2020):

There is also an NYS DHSES Information Bulletin available online for Firefighter Cancer Prevention:

Please consider sharing this information with your colleagues in the fire service, especially if your VPP site has fire protection personnel on staff. Special thanks for Special Government Employee (SGE) Dominic Bruno of SABIC for sharing this information with fellow VPP participants.

Thank you for participating in the Voluntary Protection Program."



OFPC cancer prevention video

"The NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control Firefighter has produced a Cancer Awareness video which has been posted to the DHSES YouTube site.

It can be found by following this link:

OFPC has produced a professional and valuable safety message to be shared with our firefighters.

Please feel free to share this with your fire service contacts."

Shawn P. Brimhall

Fire Protection Specialist

Fire Training and Education Branch

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