Multi-City National Research Collaboration

Established in July 2016 with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Fire Fighter Cancer Cohort Study (FFCCS) provides a national framework to collect and integrate firefighter epidemiologic surveys, biomarkers and exposure data focused on carcinogenic exposures, health effects and prevention in partnership with the fire service. The long-term goal is to follow 10,000 firefighters from multiple fire departments across the country over a 30-year period.