By Steve Bunney, Firefighter Cancer Foundation Australia The Firefighter Cancer Foundation Australia (FCFA) is the first point of call for firefighters and their family members when diagnosis of cancer is received. Like cancer we do not discriminate and assist all...read more
By Allan Johnson I joined the Mudgeeraba Rural fire service in 2000 and the thought of any firefighters getting cancer from fighting fires never entered my mind. In March 2015 during a routine blood donation my haemoglobin levels were very high and that I should see...read more
Ryan Saunders was three years old when he died on 26 September 2007 at Rockhampton Base Hospital. The Coroner found the cause of Ryan’s death to be toxic shock following the hospital’s failure to detect and appropriately respond to a Group A Streptococcus infection in...read more
Q & A – Do I need to have my name on the Firecom System as having attended fires to be covered by the Presumptive Legislation?
Do I need to have my name on the FireCom System as having attended fires to be covered by the Presumptive Legislation (Cancer compensation for firefighters)? The short answer is No. It is an unfortunate reality that firefighters are more at risk of getting some...read more
Qld Firefighters are wearing pink in September to promote awareness about the link between what they do and the very increased risk that they have of developing cancer and to encourage each other to be proactive in their job to reduce that risk. Firefighters are more...read more