Volunteer firefighters are local heroes to the communities they serve. With that responsibility, comes the fact that certain types of cancer are an occupational risk.
Now there's a way to protect those who protect us with the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Cancer Benefit Program. It provides coverage and critical support to volunteers and their families should cancer strike.
On October 17, 2018, the regulations proposed by the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services relating the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Benefits Program became final and effective upon publication of the Notice of Adoption in the New York State Register pursuant to the State Administrative Procedure Act.
News and Updates
The information provided below represents the best source of information now available and is updated when new information becomes available.
Letter from the State Fire Administrator (10/11/2023)
Updated August 22, 2019
December 1, 2021 - December 1, 2022
January 1, 2023 - December 1, 2023
EOSB - 210.8 C (07/21)
Firefighter Cancer Awareness Video
Post Fire Gross Decontamination Brochure
Publication with information and step-by-step instruction on the decontamination process.
Cancer Prevention Training
New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Office of Fire Prevention and Control
Mail to: Volunteer Firefighter Cancer Benefits Attn: Standards Unit 1220 Washington Avenue Building 7A, Floor 2 Albany, NY 12226-9801
Email: [email protected]