A Multi-city National Research Effort 

Established in July 2016, the FEMA-funded Fire Fighter Cancer Cohort Study (FFCCS) research project provides a national framework to collect and integrate firefighter epidemiologic surveys, biomarkers and exposure data focused on carcinogenic exposures and health effects. The long-term goal is to follow long-term 10,000 firefighters over a 30-year observation period.

FFCCS RESEARCH & LEADERSHIP TEAM

Jefferey L. Burgess

University of Arizona
Project PI & Director
Biomarker Core

Alberto J. Caban-Martinez

University of Miami
Project PI & Director
Data Coordinator
Center

Judith Graber

Rutgers University
Project PI & Director
Data Coordinating
Center

Miriam Calkins

NIOSH
Exposure Assessment
Director
Exposure Core

Casey Grant

FPRF
Oversight Board Director
Oversight & Planning
Board

Partnership and Transdisciplinary Collaboration Among 

Fire Service Partners

Arizona
Chandler Fire Department
Elephant Head Volunteer Fire Department
Helmet Peak Volunteer Fire Department
Tucson Airport Authority Fire Department
Tucson Fire Department
Phoenix Fire Department

California
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Orange County Fire Authority
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
San Francisco Fire Department

Colorado
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

Connecticut
Georgetown Volunteer Fire Company
Redding Fire & EMS Company #1

Florida
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue

Illinois
Savoy Fire Department

Iowa
Des Moines Fire Department

Maine
Chelsea Fire Department
Hallowell Fire Department
Monmouth Fire Department
York County Volunteer Fire Departments

Maryland
Anne Arundel County Fire Department
Baltimore County Fire Department
Ferndale Volunteer Fire Company
Odenton Volunteer Fire Company

Massachusetts
Boston Fire Department

Missouri
Johnson County Fire Protection District

New Jersey
Middletown Fire Department
North Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company No. 1
North Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company No. 3
Toms River Board of Fire Commissioners, District No. 1
Toms River Fire Department
Totowa Fire Department

Washington
Tukwila Fire Department
Elephant Head Volunteer Fire Department
Eastside Fire Rescue 

*We are in the process of requesting permission letters from all of the fire departments our team collaborates with.

Supporting Organizations

Fire Fighter Cancer Cohort Oversight and Protection Board

Boston Firefighters Local 718

International Association of Fire Chiefs/National Fire Protection Association/ Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association

International Association of Fire Fighters

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

National Volunteer Fire Council

Tucson Firefighters Association Local 479

Firefighter Cancer Support Network

IAFF Local 2878

The Wildfire Conservancy 

Research and Academic Institutions

Colorado State University

University of Miami

University of Arizona

National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)

NFPA/ FPRF

National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI)

Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI)