NYS Association of Fire Chiefs 110th Annual Conference at Turning Stone
U.S. Representative Richard Hanna will address the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs on Friday, June 17 at Turning Stone Resort to call on Congress to approve a National Firefighter Cancer Registry. It is the organization’s 110th annual conference.
Firefighters are exposed to a range of harmful toxins and research has indicated that there is a strong connection between firefighting and an increased risk for several major cancers such as testicular, stomach, multiple myeloma and brain cancers.
Hanna introduced H.R. 4625, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, which would establish a specialized national cancer registry to be managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The registry would improve collection capabilities and activities related to the nationwide monitoring of cancer incidence among all firefighters – career and volunteer.