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Attention All FMBA 21 Members- You are needed Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Clifton Fire Station 5

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The New Jersey FMBA will participate in an important press conference this Thursday, May 5, with Congressman Bill Pascrell and Senator Robert Menendez to support the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act.

More information about this bill follows.
The event will be held at Clifton Firehouse 5, 51 Brighton Ave, Clifton beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Please join us as to show your Local’s support for this important legislation! As always wear your helmets and station gear or FMBA logos.

For more information please call Kyle Hughes, Northern District VP or the State Office at 732 499 9250.

H.R. 4625, Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2016 would establish a specialized national cancer registry to improve collection infrastructure and research activities related to monitoring and studying cancer incidence among firefighters. The registry would improve collection capabilities and activities related to the nationwide monitoring of cancer incidence among all firefighters – career and volunteer. Specifically, the registry would:

•  Store and consolidate epidemiological information submitted by healthcare professionals related to cancer incidence among firefighters.
• Make de-identified data available to public health researchers to provide them with robust and comprehensive datasets to expand groundbreaking research.
• Improve our understanding of cancer incidence and could potentially lead to the development of more sophisticated safety protocols and safeguards as more data is collected.
• Ensure effectiveness by requiring its administrators to consult regularly with epidemiologists, public health experts, clinicians, and firefighters.

In solidarity,

Eddie Donnelly, President NJ FMBA

New Jersey State FMBA · United States