I encourage you to become engaged in this subject: log onto www.FirefighterCancerSupport.org and share your views, concerns and what you and your department are doing to be pro-active. Contrary to some beliefs knowledge kept to yourself is not powerful, sharing with others is. It's okay to talk about cancer and keep that control.
MICHAEL DUBRON is a firefighter/paramedic with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. He's also a cancer survivor, and founder and president of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network. He has participated in the Near-Miss Listen & Learn podcast on Radio@Firehouse.com.