Cancer is killing firefighters.
While research over the past decade has shown that responders have a high risk for developing certain cancers, there’s still no database to determine just how widespread it may be.
But that may soon change as members of Congress have introduced a measure to create a National Firefighter Cancer Registry.
Brian McQueen, safety officer and former chief of Whitesboro, NY Vol. Fire Dept., is hoping lawmakers give the nod for the CDC to create the registry.