Cancer rates in the fire service are reaching epidemic levels. The following Best Practices have been identified to help reduce exposures to carcinogens. These are simple, cost-effective methods that fire fighters can implement now to reduce the risk of contracting cancer. This video identifies operational areas. For further information, see and request the full publication at wscff.org. Funding and support for this project has been provided by the State of Washington, Department of Labor & Industries, Safety & Health Investment Projects.