ARTICLES ABOUT firefighter health

January 4, 2023

Data: Skin Cancer and Firefighters

Skin cancer can affect everyone, but recent studies have found an elevated risk for skin cancer among firefighters when compared against the general population.

January 2, 2018

Fit Responder Injury Free

Injuries are hard to diagnose, difficult to treat, and can take a firefighter out of service early. To help respond to those hazards, we have partnered with Fit Responder, a targeted soft tissue injury prevention program administered by a team of former firefighters and public safety professionals.

July 17, 2017

CFH Trust Expands to Help Firefighters Cope with Catastrophic Illness

Starting this month, the Colorado Firefighter Heart and Circulatory Benefits Trust will officially become the Colorado Firefighter Heart and Cancer Benefits Trust. This change comes on the heels of Senate Bill 17-214, which makes it possible for the CFHC Trust to provide coverage for five statutorily covered cancers.

October 10, 2016

Out of the Frying Pan…

Modern household appliances and furnishings present new dangers to firefighters, increasing their exposure to cardiovascular and chemical risk in the line of duty.

October 7, 2015

Prevention is the Core Mission

A proper heart assessment is a critical component to facilitate the process for determining participants’ eligibility for these state funds. The Colorado Firefighter Heart and Circulatory Benefits Trust (CFH Trust) has partnered with Colorado State University (CSU) to offer a basic, mobile heart disease screening program that can be provided on location at fire agencies throughout Colorado.