Health and Fitness

Firefighter Cancer Support Network

We help firefighters and their families cope with cancer

FCSN is a 501(c)(3) organization established by Los Angeles County Firefighter Paramedic Michael Dubron, a survivor of stage IV colon cancer. Today, FCSN’s key supporters and partners include the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), Firefighter Close Calls (FFCC), and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), among many other respected fire-service organizations. FCSN is a founding member of the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance. We also work with the American Cancer Society and the Live Strong Foundation.

Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance

Saving Those Who Save Others

The mission of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance is to collaborate, develop and implement behavioral health awareness, prevention, intervention, and post crisis strategies to provide firefighters with an easily accessible and confidential source of information.

U.S. Fire Administration

Firefighter health, wellness and fitness

If you are a firefighter looking for tips to improve your overall health and fitness, or a fire department leader developing or enhancing a wellness-fitness program, these resources can help.

The Health & Fitness product category is a collection of information, product listings and resources for researching various firefighter health and fitness equipment, including physical training, exercise equipment, firefighter health, nutrition options.


The NVFC Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program is the only national program dedicated to saving America’s firefighters and EMS personnel from their leading cause of on-duty death: heart disease. We invite firefighters, EMS personnel, and their families to explore the site to find out how easy, fun, and rewarding it is to get healthy. It takes a person with heart to do their job. Let’s help keep them healthy.

Health & Wellness

The health and wellness topic covers fitness, nutrition and physical preparation for firefighting. On this page, you’ll find tips on exercising around the firehouse, eating right and dealing with the stress. Learn to do proper fire rehab and stay informed about firefighter health to avoid the injuries and illnesses, like heart disease, that are common killers in the fire service.

Smart Firefighting

First responders are asked to perform in the world’s most treacherous scenarios with a growing range of health and safety concerns.  These threatening environments expose first responders to the detrimental health risks of carcinogens that cause heart, lung and skin cancer. In a 2009 study published in the occupational and environmental medicine journal, researchers found that more than two-thirds of firefighters – 68 percent – develop cancer, compared to about 22 percent for the general population, no matter the race or gender.