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Overcome the threat that burns on

Firefighters are at an increased risk for cancer than the general population, but there are ways you can help to keep your team safe. The report, The Threat That Burns On: Carcinogenic Exposure and The Importance of Decontamination Procedures for Firefighters, explores the best practices and strategies for mitigating carcinogen exposure. Read it to better understand the risks of your own department, assess your current practices, implement effective solutions, and better support the overall wellness of your team.

So, what steps can you take to keep your team safe?

Explore the latest research findings uncovering the potential health hazards posed by fireground contaminants exposure.

Understand and identify the common gaps found in decontamination protocols.

Learn and follow the recommended best practices for decontamination.

Apply what you've learned and consistently document all decontamination steps.

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Evaluating Firefighter On-Scene Decontamination Practices Using a National Fire Records Management System.

Missed the live session? You can now watch the recording of the FIRERESCUE1 webinar, Evaluating Firefighter On-Scene Decontamination Practices Using a National Fire Records Management System.

Sponsored by ESO and led by Bill Gardner, CFE, CFO, EMT-P, Senior Director of Fire at ESO, and Antonio R. Fernandez, PhD, NRP, Principal Research Scientist at ESO, this webinar covers essential safety measures for firefighters. Topics include identifying best practices and guidelines for on-scene decontamination procedures.

Watch the recording to gain valuable insights and learn how to improve firefighter safety.

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Track, compare, and improve with ESO Insights

ESO Insights makes reporting simple for fire departments and EMS agencies by providing a platform to collect, manage, analyze, and visualize your data.

With ESO Insights, you can create custom dashboards, keep track of fire-related exposures, compare data with others, and identify areas for improvement using accurate data.

Get the information you need to make informed decisions and protect your crew’s health.

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Take Action with the ESO Research Roundtable: The Importance of Firefighter Decontamination Procedures.

The ESO Research Roundtable breaks down research findings into clear, actionable steps and includes talking points to start discussions about improving safety routines. This easy-to-follow guide is designed to help you lead team discussions, evaluate your practices, and use ESO Insights to analyze your department’s performance against industry standards.

Building on the research conducted by the ESO Data Collaborative and the “The Threat That Burns On” white paper, the Roundtable provides additional insights and guidance to improve on-scene decontamination practices and reduce cancer risks among firefighters.

Ready to take action?

You can read the Research Roundtable online on our blog or download a printable PDF to share with your team or post on your bulletin board.

Read the ESO Research Roundtable