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Cancer is one of many occupational risks in the fire service. Numerous studies have proven that the risk of being diagnosed with cancer is higher among firefighters than the general population:
Firefighters at Portland Fire & Rescue have been rallying during July 2010 at special events in Oregon in support of firefighters and members of the firefighter’s family who are winning their battles with cancer and in memory of those we have lost. This weekend, a group of Portland Firefighters participated in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life at Clackamas High School in Clackamas, Oregon, camping out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer.
Firefighters were proud to be a part this life-changing event and enjoyed the chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that often takes too much.
Portland Fire & Rescue We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
July 19, 2010