A Multi-city Research Effort

Established in July 2016, this three-year FEMA-funded research project will develop and test a framework for establishing a long-term firefighter multicenter prospective cohort study focused on carcinogenic exposures and health effects.

Partnership and Transdisciplinary Collaboration Among


Fire Service Partners

  • Tucson Fire Department

  • Boston Fire Department

  • Palm Beach County Fire Rescue

  • Elephant Head Volunteer Fire Department

  • Helmet Peak Volunteer Fire Department


Supporting Organizations

  • Fire Fighter Cancer Cohort Oversight and Protection Board

  • Boston Firefighters Local 718

  • International Association of Fire Chiefs/National Fire Protection Association/ Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association

  • International Association of Fire Fighters

  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

  • National Volunteer Fire Council

  • Tucson Firefighters Association Local 479

  • Firefighter Cancer Support Network


Research and Academic Institutions

  • University of Miami

  • University of Arizona



  • NDRI

  • IFSI

Exposure Assessment
Survey Assessments
Biomarker Collection

The views expressed on the FFCCS.org website are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of the University of Arizona, University of Miami, NIOSH, the Fire Protection Research Foundaiton, or any U.S. Fire Service. 

© 2016 Designed by Dr Caban-Martinez Lab. | Last Updated: 02-06-2018