Calling all Firefighters: The National Firefighter Registry for Cancer
The National Firefighter Registry (NFR) for Cancer is the largest effort ever undertaken to understand and reduce risk of cancer among U.S. firefighters.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is recruiting firefighters to join the NFR so that we can better understand the link between firefighting and cancer.
Firefighters are exposed to chemicals on the fireground that could increase their risk of developing cancer. There are many unanswered questions about how cancer risk may vary across our nation’s diverse fire service.
By joining the NFR, you can:
- Help protect your brothers and sisters in the fire service from developing cancer
- Help lessen the impact of cancer on firefighters’ families and friends
- Pave the way for new health and safety measures to keep the next generation of firefighters safe
- Improve understanding of cancer risk among minority, female, and volunteer firefighters, as well as groups like wildland firefighters
Who can join?
The NFR is open to all U.S. firefighters, not just those with a previous diagnosis of cancer.
- Active, former, and retired firefighters
- Career, paid-on-call, and volunteer firefighters
- Structural firefighters
- Wildland firefighters
- Industrial firefighters
- Military firefighters
- Fire investigators
- Other fire service members
Is my information and data safe?
Privacy and data security are top priorities for the NFR. Identifying information (like name and date of birth) are protected by an Assurance of Confidentiality. Data are protected by numerous safeguards that meet strict Federal guidelines.
For more information, watch the video,
How Will the National Firefighter Registry Protect My Data?
How to Register?
Go to secure web portal https://nfr.cdc.gov/
Participation is voluntary. Registration will take about 30 minutes.
The NFR is a long-term project that will include voluntary, but important, follow-up questionnaires.
For more information, visit the National Firefighter Registry (NFR) for Cancer