The National Firefighter Registry (NFR) is the largest effort ever undertaken to understand and reduce risk of cancer among U.S. firefighters.
NIOSH is recruiting firefighters to join the NFR in order to better understand the link between firefighting and cancer.
Firefighters are exposed to chemicals on the fireground that could increase their risk of developing cancer. There are many unanswered questions about how cancer risk may vary across our nation’s diverse fire service.
In 2018, Congress passed the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, which directed NIOSH to develop a registry to study cancer among firefighters.