The study found that cancer caused more than 86 per cent of firefighter fatalities – overtaking cardiovascular disease as the top killer of Canadian firefighters.
Authors of the study are calling for the creation of a national firefighter wellness surveillance system to help address soaring cancer rates and other key firefighter health risks.
The study was conducted by the British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit and the University of the Fraser Valley in B.C.
Fire Fighting in Canada editor Grant Cameron spoke with several of the authors of the study.
To listen to the podcast, go to https://www.firefightingincanada.com/po ... isks-26490.
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