Vector Solutions will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network for every completion of the NFPA 1851 course before March 30, 2023
TAMPA, FL, January 10, 2023 –
Today, Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and compliance-based software solutions for public safety agencies, announced a major education initiative. Two of its most important National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) training courses will be complimentary in honor of Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month. Vector Solutions is offering these courses free of charge during the month of January for fire service members in an effort to raise awareness about the critical health issues affecting firefighters.
Firefighting is an overall dangerous profession, not only on the fireground where the risks are obvious, but also in terms of the occupational hazard of cancer-causing substances. Over time, increasing evidence validates the risk of developing cancer for those in the fire service. Vector Solutions takes these risks seriously and is tackling the problem head on with its training management programs.
“While being a firefighter is a calling for many men and women, it’s a profession that comes with tremendous risks, both mentally and physically,” said Jonathan Cherins, CEO at Vector Solutions. “In recent years we’ve learned more about the cancer-related health threats firefighters face, as well as the mental anguish they endure. Our team at Vector Solutions is in awe of the commitment and sacrifice these heroes make. We’re pleased to make these courses available at no cost to help raise awareness on these critical topics.”
Both courses are video-based online NFPA trainings compliant with NFPA standards. The courses include engaging interactions, real-life case studies, critical lessons and prevention strategies for first responders. NFPA 1851: Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighter provides a thorough understanding of fire-service related cancer risks for today’s firefighter and fire personnel. NFPA 1500: PTSD in the Fire Industry provides a better understanding of PTSD, how to cope with symptoms and suicidal thoughts, and how to identify them in peers who may be struggling.
“The Firefighter Cancer Support Network is excited to support the educational opportunities that Vector Solutions is bringing to Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month in January by offering two very important NFPA courses free of charge,” said Bryan Frieders, FCSN CEO/President and retired Fire Chief. “ Cancer is the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths in the fire service. Together, through increased public awareness, support and education, we can provide firefighters the necessary tools and guidance to develop life-saving protocols for cancer prevention and to support those with a cancer diagnosis within their departments.”
Vector Solutions is committed to raising awareness and keeping firefighters safe. As a part of this campaign to benefit the American Cancer Society and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, Vector Solutions is pleased to donate $1 to the American Cancer Society and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network for every completion of the NFPA 1851: Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting course. The donation is $1 per course completion up to $3,000 to each organization for every course completed before March 30, 2023.
Learn more about the complementary NFPA training from Vector Solutions here.
Vector Solutions is the leading provider of award-winning, intelligent SaaS solutions that help organizations and individuals operate at the highest level and prepare for more challenging workplaces and environments. Providing industry-focused solutions that connect information and technology, its unique product set includes training management, continuing education (CE), compliance training, workforce scheduling, safety management, and more. Reaching approximately 31 million users and more than 35 thousand clients worldwide, Vector's mission is to serve everyday heroes by delivering intelligent software solutions that empower them to make safer, smarter, better decisions. For more information, visit www.vectorsolutions.com.