Female firefighters sought for study
By Grant Cameron
Female firefighters, either born female or now self-identifying as female, from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia, and elsewhere are being sought to participate in a research study conducted by the University of British Columbia in Canada.
The purpose of this study is to describe the incidence and circumstances of cancer and work related injury among female firefighters.
Although studies have highlighted the elevated cancer and injury rates among male firefighters, few contain sufficient numbers of women to draw any substantial conclusions.
This information is important for making the workplace safer for, and more supportive of, females in the fire service by: developing and evaluating health and wellness policies; designating resources; and designing screening, surveillance, and prevention strategies.
The confidential online survey will take 10-20 minutes to complete, asking about your demographics, firefighter career, lifestyle, work related injury if any, and cancer experience if any. Click here for the study.