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NIOSH/CD CANCER STUDY:

The Philadelphia Fire Department is one of only three departments (Chicago and San Francisco also) participating in a four year study being conducted by NIOSH about the health status of firefighters with a particular emphasis on cancers. This complicated and long-term study is the largest health study of US firefighters ever conducted. It includes more than 30,000 firefighters who worked between 1950 and the present in the three participating fire departments. This effort has required the cooperation and assistance of PFD personnel, city officials, Local 22, and the Pension Board!