LATEST UPDATES

May 3, 2016

THANK YOU, MAGELLAN

Great post from Magellan Fitness in support of Code 3 for a Cure. Check out their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MagellanFitness

May 3, 2016

C3FAC TO ATTEND SOUTH CAROLINA FIRE RESCUE SC

Will you be at the South Carolina State Firefighters' Association's Fire Rescue Conference SC next month? We will! Stop by our booth to learn more about Code 3 for a Cure.

April 28, 2016

STATE OF IDAHO PASSES PRESUMPTIVE LEGISLATION

Read more.

April 25, 2016

HELP THE C3FAC CAUSE

It's simple and convenient. Make a difference while you work, exercise, shop, or socialize: http://www.c3fac.org/give.html

April 22, 2016

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: C3FAC VISIT WITH CAL FIRE

Flashback Friday: the C3FAC team stops at Cal Fire during the 2010 Mission of Honor and Hope.

April 21, 2016

BEST WISHES TO ALL ATTENDING FDIC

Wishing all those attending FDIC a great event and safe travels. While you're there, stop by booth#722 and say hi to Drager Fire, supporting Code 3 for a Cure!

April 20, 2016

NEW YORK CONSIDERING PRESUMPTIVE LEGISLATION
FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

On April 11, the New York State Senate passed a bill that would provide presumptive health care and death benefit coverage for volunteer firefighters in the state of New York who are diagnosed with cancer. Next step: State Assembly. Read news article.

April 19, 2016

VISIT DRÄGER FIRE AT FDIC 2016

Dräger Fire supports C3FAC. Stop by their booth #722 at FDIC and learn about the latest technologies protecting firefighters.

April 15, 2016

Firefighter Jake Achieves Half Marathon

Photo of Firefighter Jake"Firefighter Jake - C3FAC" represented by running a half marathon earlier this month at the Not So Normal Run Weekend in Carrboro,NC, wearing his Dräger Fire SCBA. Great acomplishment, Jake!

April 13, 2016

Illinois Fire Service Institute Studies
Cardiovascular & Carcinogenic Risks of Modern Firefighting

In June 2015, the Illinois Fire Service Institute [in collaboration with the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL FSRI), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Globe Manufacturing Company, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Federal Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program] embarked on a study to investigate the effects of modern fire environments on the two leading health issues facing firefighters: cardiovascular events and chemical exposures related to carcinogenic risk. The study’s goals include the development of policies and procedures to minimize those risks to firefighters. An interim report containing preliminary study data was released earlier this year. An abbreviated summary interim report was released as well. According to researchers, the results presented in the interim report are strictly a snapshot of what has been collected. Analysis is currently underway, with a final report and detailed fire service toolkit scheduled to be released in 2017,to include a comprehensive overview of the information available and tactical considerations. The toolkit will be freely available to firefighters and fire officers around the globe. We thank the IFSI and all involved in this comprehensive research project, aimed at protecting the health and safety of all firefighters.

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April 11, 2016

Birmingham Chiefs Honor Warrior Firefighter

Firefighter answers call to Heaven. RIP, Bobby Reno. Read story.

April 9, 2016

C3FAC at Atascadero F.D.'s
Firehouse 5k

C3FAC team member Peggy Abundiz competed in the Firehouse 5k today. This was a great event that we were proud to participate in to support the Atascadero Fire Department and the local charities that they support. We thank the Atascadero Firefighters for the great hospitality they showed to the C3FAC team. This course was voted the toughest in San Luis Obispo County, and we congratulate all the finishers, including Peggy. View Facebook album here. Video coming soon.

April 7, 2016

Firefighter Cancer Registry Bill Before House

A National Firefighter Cancer Registry Bill is being considered by the House. Read more.

April 4, 2016

Firefighter Jake Salutes Dräger

In this video, Firefighter Jake Sinkiewicz, who achieved the Not So Normal Run half marathon yesterday, salutes Dräger for its support of C3FAC: pic.twitter.com/RIll8LcrLV

April 1, 2016

Firefighter Jake Sinkiewicz
to Compete in "Not So Normal"
Half Marathon

Photo of Firefighter JakeWe're rooting for Firefighter Jake as he competes in the Not So Normal half marathon in Carrboro, NC this Sunday representing C3FAC. We thank NotSoNormalRun.org for all the support of Jake's efforts and C3FAC. Go, Jake, go!

March 29, 2016

Special Fundraiser for C3FAC

This Thursday, March 31, if you're near Chick-fil-A in Ranson, WV, you're in for an awesome treat if you show up for this event!

March 28, 2016

C3FAC Bulletin

C3FAC Bulletin imageExperts weigh in on the advisability of using washer-extractor machines to clean personal items. (Click image left to read full bulletin.)

March 26, 2016

Thank You,
Bass Pro Shops - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Bass Pro Shops Easter Bunny photoGot your free Easter photo yet? We did! C3FAC is enjoying a great weekend at Bass Pro Shops (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)! Stop by our booth outside the front of the store after shopping and picture taking with the Easter Bunny. We thank General Manager Bob Minor (pictured here with C3FAC team member Peggy Abundiz) and staff for their incredible support. Happy Easter, everyone!

March 25, 2016

Coming Very Soon...
Fundraising Event for C3FAC

Less than a week away...at Chick-fil-A! If you're in Ranson, West Virginia, head on over for a totally awesome time! Read more.

March 23, 2016

Wednesday's Wisdom

Dräger photoToday's wisdom comes compliments of Dräger Fire. Thank you, Dräger!

March 21, 2016

C3FAC Bulletins to be Issued

C3FAC Bulletin imageComing soon: C3FAC bulletins, discussing various topics related to cancer prevention in the fire service. The first will be released on March 28. If you have a question you would like addressed, a topic you would like discussed, or an article you would like to submit for a future bulletin, please write to: firefighters@c3fac.org. (Note: C3FAC bulletins are not intended to alter or replace industry standards, nor to replace guidance from a qualified expert. If you have a specific situation that needs to be addressed, please seek advice from the appropriate authority or expert.)

March 18, 2016

Special Fundraiser for C3FAC

A young lady named Melissa is taking the initiative to organize a fundraiser for C3FAC, to be held on Thursday, March 31 from 3pm until 6pm at Chick-fil-A in Ranson, West Virginia. There will be a Plinko game for donations, a magician will perform, and Chick-fil-A the Cow will be in attendance, among other things. All in the local area are invited to show up anytime between the hours of 3 and 6pm to enjoy this great event and support our nation’s firefighters. View the event page here. Says Melissa: "My dad is a firefighter for 25 years. I know these men and women run in when others run away. I want to let my Dad's fire brothers know that their sacrifice is known, appreciated, and did not go unnoticed."

March 15, 2016

Go Green for C3FAC

Have you gotten your green on yet? If not, and you're in the Corpus Christi area, we've got your answer. The Corpus Christi Firefighters have joined forces with Code 3 for a Cure and, in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, have been conducting a local shirt drive with 100% of the proceeds going to our cause. We are grateful to Corpus Christi Fire Chief Robert Rocha for his complete and total support of this noble fundraising initiative on the part of his firefighters. Anyone located in the vicinity of Corpus Christi, TX who is interested in purchasing a shirt (Small thru 2X is $12) can contact John Luis at johnccfd@gmail.com or Charles Miller at chkyfab@yahoo.com. We thank the Corpus Christi Firefighters, especially FFs Luis and Miller, for spearheading this great effort, and would welcome any other firefighters/fire departments to conduct their own shirt drives for the C3FAC cause--any time of the year. Please contact firefighters@c3fac.org if interested.

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March 11, 2016

Honoring Kevin Oldham

Kevin Oldham, Firefighter/Paramedic with the Waukegan Fire Department in Illinois, first learned he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer in the spring of 2010, at the age of 33. Rather than focusing on his own pain and fears, Kevin chose to focus on helping fellow firefighters. So, in the autumn of that year, he joined the Code 3 for a Cure team, traveling in the C3FAC fire engine on the 2010 Mission of Honor and Hope. Kevin went from fire station to fire station throughout the eastern and southern parts of the U.S., standing before fellow firefighters and sharing his story and what he was experiencing, in the hopes of saving them from cancer. Kevin's message to his fellow firefighters was to heed the body's warning signs, get screened, and wear their personal protective equipment. Kevin went on the C3FAC Mission again in January 2011 to continue helping others, as he had always done. Kevin passed away five years ago today, on March 11, 2011. Kevin exemplified the true meaning of honor and valor, and is forever our brother, friend, and C3FAC team member.

March 10, 2016

New Website Launched

Our website has undergone a transformation! It's the same information, but with a new look and a more streamlined approach. We hope you'll find it informative and easy to navigate. We would welcome any feedback you may have, including constructive criticism, to help us continually improve the site. You can call us with your feedback at (909) 732-8102, or email us at firefighters@c3fac.org.

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