Cancer Prevention in the Boston Fire Department


This is the second cancer prevention video from the Boston Fire Department. It is produced by embryocreative. The first video is a National Fallen Firefighters Foundation video on the story behind the cancer prevention efforts of the Boston Fire Department.

Firefighters recall colleagues who died from occupational cancer

(The Boston Globe)

Three city firefighters painted a grim portrait as they sat in front of a wall plastered with images of their fallen comrades. These colleagues did not perish in a raging fire or after falling into a collapsing building. They all succumbed to cancer.

Boston fire commissioner & union president talk about cancer video


In May of this year (2015) the Boston Fire Department released a video about the impact of cancer on Boston firefighters and their families. The video, produced by Embryo Creative of Boston, has touched many and is one part of a larger effort by the department and IAFF Local 718 to focus on the health and wellness of Boston firefighters. During the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance Meeting in Northern Virginia, Fire Commissioner Joe Finn and Local 718 president Richard Paris talked with NFFFTV about the impact of the video.

Special thanks to Commissioner Finn and President Paris.

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