Archive for June 26th, 2018

Cancer in the fire service (more)

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The IAFC thanked Congress for final passage of  the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act (H.R. 931), groundbreaking legislation which will create an anonymous, voluntary registry for firefighters at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In order to facilitate this research, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act would create an anonymous, voluntary registry for firefighters at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data would include important information about the firefighter’s medical history; demographic information; number of incident responses and years in service; whether the firefighter was career or volunteer; what other jobs the firefighter might have had; and other risk factors. In addition, the registry would include under-represented types of firefighters, such as women and minorities.

Medical researchers would be able to use the information from this registry and compare it to information in state cancer registries to examine the relationship between firefighting and cancer. The purpose of this national registry will be to help researchers reduce the occurrence of cancer in our nation’s fire and emergency service. 

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Of interest … Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

From the National Fallen Fighters Foundation – for NASCAR fans who might be traveling to Dover, DE

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Lake Zurich Fire Department news

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A 27-year-old man died Monday morning after his SUV crashed into a tree and caught fire in Kildeer. Police responded around 6:30 a.m. to the area of Quentin Road and Hidden Valley Road after receiving a report of a man who had veered off the road and crashed into a tree.

Before police arrived on the scene, a person who witnessed the crash pulled the driver from the burning vehicle, which later ended up being engulfed in flames. The man then was taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington and later was pronounced dead. Authorities are not disclosing his identity, pending notification of next of kin.

Kildeer police received assistance from the Lake County Sheriff’s office, as well as the Hawthorn Woods and Lake Zurich police departments. The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team is overseeing the investigation and reconstruction of the crash, Balinski said.