XTN108 – 2.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

The goal of this course is to educate firefighters and EMS personnel about their increased risk of developing cancer; encourage actions and behaviors to reduce or prevent exposure to occupational cancer hazards; encourage healthy lifestyle choices to further reduce cancer risk; and provide information about resources available to firefighters, EMS personnel, and their families following a cancer diagnosis.  

Prerequisites

None

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

Topics

  • Top Causes of line-of-duty deaths in the fire service
  • Why firefighters are at increased risk of cancer due to their work environment
  • Most common types of cancer that affect firefighters
  • Identifying the major routes of exposure to carcinogens for firefighters
  • Identifying actions and behaviors that reduce or prevent exposure to carcinogens
  • Recognizing the issues that accompany a cancer diagnosis
  • Recognize resources available to support firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer and how to access those resources

Suggested Audience

All emergency and crisis response personnel.

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]

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