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Marin Firefighters Raise More than $40,000 for MDA

Marin Firefighters Raise More than $40,000 for MDA

Firefighters from Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775 (www.iaff1775.org) collected more than $40,000 from passing motorists at the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association “Fill the Boot” event in Marin County May 14, 2014. Off-duty firefighters asked motorists and pedestrians to drop donations into a firefighter’s boot to support MDA’s Bay Area children and families.  All of the money collected supports local families.

The final donation amount will be released after individual and online donations are counted.

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Benefit Golf Tournament for Widows, Widowers and Orphans

Benefit Golf Tournament for Widows, Widowers and Orphans Friday, June 27, 2014.

San Geronimo Golf Club
5800 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Geronimo

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2014 North Bay Firefighter's Burn Relay, May 29, 2014

The 2014 North Bay Firefighters Burn Relay will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014.To add your station or rig to the North Bay Relay, please contact Matt DaCunha at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If you have questions about the North Bay Relay or want to volunteer, pleae contact Sarah Elsner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, 29 May, 2014

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Sarah Elsner
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Phone: (415) 495-7223
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2014 San Francisco to Los Angeles Firefighter Cancer Awareness Ride

2014 San Francisco to Los Angeles Firefighter Cancer Awareness Ride


2014 SF to LA Flier

Note: We will be concluding our ride at the opening ceremonies of the “World Firefighter Games” at the Los Angeles Convention Center on August 15, 2014. These games are a biennial celebration that unites full time career Firefighters, part time and volunteer Firefighters; Wildland firefighters; Fire Chiefs; Emergency Service workers; Ambulance personnel; Paramedics; Military and Aviation Firefighters, Petro-chemical Firefighters, Support services personnel - along with their direct family members. Since the Games started over a quarter of a million competitors from around the world have taken part.9dcf5a93ff194c5cb81e8d9327937a2f

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New NIOSH Study Reinforces Link Between Fire Fighting and Cancer

A new study conducted by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on mortality and cancer incidence in career fire fighters shows an elevated risk of several types of cancer - and of all cancers combined - compared to the general U.S. population.  

The just-released study, published in the Occupational & Environmental Medicine, is among the largest examining cancer risk in career fire fighters, with a study population of 30,000 fire fighters in Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco.  

The study identified higher incidence rates of cancers of the respiratory, digestive and urinary systems, which suggest that fire fighters are more likely to develop these cancers compared to the general U.S. population. The incidence rate of mesothelioma was two times greater among fire fighters compared to the general population, indicating likely occupational exposures to asbestos, the known cause of mesothelioma. 

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