Helping Firefighters Beat Cancer

Lifesaving early detection education programs for first responders

DELAYED DIAGNOSIS

Eddie had symptoms for almost a year before he went to the doctor. It cost him his life.

OCCUPATIONAL RISK

Cancer is the #1 cause of line-of-duty deaths for firefighters

Firefighters have a 9% higher risk of developing cancer and a 14% greater risk of dying from cancer.

3 Steps Detect Training Sessions

15-40 Connection’s 3 Steps Detect is a vitally important “missing piece” needed to help reduce cancer mortality in the fire service. Training sessions are no longer than 30 minutes.

We deliver lifesaving training to firehouses in a variety of formats to allow all members access to this education. We will work with your department to ensure everyone receives 3 Steps Detect training. Detecting cancer early can be the difference between life and death. 

TRAINING IN THIS TIME OF COVID-19

We know that social distancing guidelines make group training tricky, so we will work with you to schedule small group sessions, even if it takes multiple presentations to reach your entire department over several days. 15-40 Connection is following all safety guidelines for in-person training. Our staff members are equipped with a facemask and will remain at a social distance during the presentation. If possible, we ask that this presentation take place in a large space or a well ventilated area to align with the social distancing guidelines.

Early detection is an area where the fire service lags in education. Knowing when to seek medical attention and how to work with our doctors is something we need to learn. 15-40 has helped the FDNY bridge this gap.

Frank A. LeebDeputy Chief, FDNY

"A great program for our members that will help so many families."

Chuck DowneyDeputy Chief, FDNY

"One of the most important presentations that a firefighter will hear in their career."

Mark RochePresident, Massachusetts Institute of Fire Department Instructors and Captain, Newton Fire Department

"The training is worth its weight in gold."

Robert QuinnChief, Watertown Fire Department

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Malden Fire Department

Mashpee Fire Department

Massachusetts Department of Fire Service

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Nashua (NH) Fire Department

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Newton Firefighters Association

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