The National Firefighter Registry (NFR)
is now open to all firefighters in the United States. The NFR is an effort led by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to study the risk of developing cancer among firefighters. The information collected through the NFR will allow researchers to better understand the connection between firefighter exposure to dangerous toxins and cancer development.
The NFR is for all
firefighters – career or volunteer, active or retired, with or without cancer, rookies or firefighters with experience. It takes about 30 minutes to register, and the information collected is confidential. The NFR is an opportunity for firefighters to help protect brother and sister firefighters from developing cancer—and it paves the way for new health and safety measures.
“I have already registered—and I urge every firefighter to take the time to register for the NFR and to tell their friends to do the same,” said National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) Executive Director Ron Siarnicki. “The NFR will use data to develop prevention strategies and interventions to protect today’s firefighters and future firefighters.”
The NFFF and its affiliate organization, the First Responder Center for Excellence, are proud to join NIOSH and other partner organizations in encouraging all firefighters to enroll in the NFR. We recognize the significant value the NFR will contribute to protecting the lives of those who protect us.