Sootsoap Supply Co. announces supporting partnership with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network just in time for Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month.
"Firefighter occupational cancer is the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths in the fire service.
At the 2022 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, almost 75% of the names added to the wall (348 out of 469) were members who had died from occupational cancer.
In partnership with the IAFF, January is designated as Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month to provide firefighters the necessary tools and guidance to develop life-saving protocols for cancer prevention and to support those with a cancer diagnosis within their departments."
Sootsoap will continue supporting with messages of awareness and prevention as they work to reduce the risk of cancer for exposed firefighters. Plus, a portion of sootsoap.ca purchases will go directly towards providing assistance and support to firefighters diagnosed with cancer and their families.
Visit FCSN's Firefighter Cancer Awareness Hub for valuable resources, and to browse other supporting partners including Fire Department Coffee (FDC).