Tucson Fire Department Uses Cloud Tech to Track and Mitigate Cancer Risk

Via mobile access to employees, the Arizona fire department is able to conveniently track its efforts to reduce firefighters' exposure to cancer-causing agents thanks to cloud technology.

January 18, 2019

January 18, 2019

The news that firefighters are more likely to develop those cancers is worrying, and several agencies are taking measures to minimize those risks. One example is the Tucson Fire Department in Arizona, which is researching the threats and attempting to reduce them through cloud technology

As compared to the general population of the United States, firefighters experience a 9 percent rise in diagnoses and a 14 percent increase in cancer-related deaths, according to two recent reports by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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