Reducing Known Risk of Cancer in FirefightersTrainingLast updated Friday, April 5, 2019
The InterAgency Board (IAB) released a document entitled "Recommendations Related to Reducing Known Risks of Cancer in Firefighters"; and has given VFIS permission to share this report and program with the fire and EMS community to help reduce cancer cases in fire &EMS personnel.
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