To help reduce the cancer risks of firefighting, TargetSolutions is proud to release a new course for the fire service: NFPA 1851 – Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting.
Based on the 2014 NFPA standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, NFPA 1851 – Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting delivers valuable lessons in firefighter cancer prevention. This two-hour course was authored by fire service instructor and subject matter expert, Paul Costello, who details current information regarding firefighter cancer risks and explains important measures in ensuring safety.
After completing TargetSolutions’ NFPA 1851 course, personnel will be able to achieve the following:
- Interpret important terminology as it relates to the NFPA 1851 Standard
- Explain how protective ensembles interfaces intersect with organs and the lymphatic system
- Recognize known carcinogenic agents and cancers associated with the fire service industry
- Employ best practices to reduce the risk of occupationally-related cancers
- Comprehend current legislation as it relates to fire-service-cancer diseases and diagnoses
These important topics are covered in 13, video-driven lessons and are guided by an in-course instructor. To ensure personnel can employ these best practices, frequent in-course quizzes and an end-of-course exam check for comprehension.