2022 Firefighter Cancer Awareness Action Plan

Members of the Georgia Firefighters’ Cancer Benefit Program (GFCP) are encouraged to build awareness of the hazards and controls of firefighter cancer within their fire departments.

The loss control provider for the Georgia Firefighters’ Cancer Benefit Program, Local Government Risk Management Services (LGRMS) is working with Lt. David Bullard, GSFA President and NVFC State Director, and Michele Ice, FCSN Georgia State Director, to develop and implement the 2022 Firefighter Cancer Awareness Action Plan.  The focus this year will be on rolling out a train-the-trainer program for the course Taking Action Against Firefighter Cancers. 

This course is about two hours and covers all aspects of firefighter cancer risks and controls.  Attendees will be provided lesson plans, PowerPoints, and all needed training materials required to train their agencies.  LGRMS will schedule these train-the-trainer courses at multiple locations across the State of Georgia.  Dates, times, and locations will be communicated in February of 2022.    

LGRMS will continue to use an incentive program to encourage the awareness of hazards and controls surrounding firefighter cancer across the State of Georgia.  Thus, two fire departments will be awarded up to $5,000 in reimbursement toward the purchase of equipment that will assist in the reduction of firefighter cancer risks (e.g. washer extractor, ventilation equipment, etc.).    

Eligibility Requirements:

The fire department must be a member of GMA’s or ACCG’s Firefighters’ Cancer Benefit Program.
Complete the application.
The fire department must have at least one person attend the Taking Action Against Firefighter Cancers train-the-trainer course. 
Show proof of training documentation – Training must be completed for at least 80% of the department’s firefighters (based on insured population). 
Application must be submitted by October 31, 2022.  Your application should be submitted electronically to Dan Beck of LGRMS at dbeck@lgrms.com

Train-the-Trainer Course Schedule – 830 am to 12:30 pm:

Tifton, GA – Tuesday, May 31
Statesboro, GA – Thursday, June 2
Cartersville, GA – Tuesday, June 7
Gainesville, GA – Thursday, June 9
Macon, GA – Tuesday, June 14