By connecting them with the top legal firms in the USA, we assist firemen who are dealing with cancer in determining if they qualify for a claim. We support you in making decisions by ensuring that you have access to all the information needed. We pledge to not just meet but also beyond customer expectations.
In collaboration with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), we have declared January as Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month to give firefighters the tools and direction they need to create life-saving cancer prevention protocols and to support those who have been diagnosed with the disease within their departments.
By January 2022, we want to have assisted 1000 firemen with filing claims after being exposed to aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF).
Complex firefighting environments with multiple dangerous chemicals are present. Numerous different chemicals can be present in the form of gases, vapours, and particles, which firefighters may be exposed to. Some of these chemical compounds are known to cause cancer or are thought to do so. Some of these dangerous compounds, including benzene and formaldehyde, are byproducts of combustion or burning. Others, like asbestos from older buildings, arise from burning materials or from the debris left over following a fire.
Chemicals can be ingested, gotten on the skin or in the eyes, or breathed in by firefighters. They can also get on their skin or in their eyes. Chemicals on protective clothing, also known as turnout gear, can contaminate vehicles and the fire station if it is not properly cleaned or stored after a fire response or training session. Exposure to dangerous chemicals might also occur if respiratory protection or unclean turnout gear are reused. These exposures can happen when contaminated personal protective equipment (PPE) comes into contact with the skin, or when contaminated PPE is inhaled or consumed.