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Letter: Cancer screening and surveillance for firefighters and emergency responders

The purpose of this letter is to provide information on cancer screening and surveillance for firefighters and emergency responders that may wish to establish a health maintenance program under a doctor's care.

Dangers of Shipping Containers

The dangers associated with using shipping containers for storage or as a workplace.
WorkSafeBC has released a new video that illustrates the dangers associated with using shipping containers for storage or as a workplace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2GYL95FL3c

New sprinkler requirements for four-storey wood-frame buildings

BC’s Fire Chiefs thank the Provincial Government for their actions in changing the Building Code to require fire sprinklers to be installed on the balconies of all new four-storey wood-frame residential buildings. This is a very positive action in advance of the normal Code review cycle that will enhance public safety and property protection.

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017MNGD0042-000616

Firefighters and Cancer - what you can do to reduce the risk

Know the risks. Take charge of your health. 

See inside this brochure for details and read the report in our library, Firefighters and Cancer: Understanding Risk Factors in an Environment of Change 

BC First Responders Mental Health