WMAFC Membership Meeting
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
11:00AM - Lunch & Meeting
Boulder Creek Golf Club
5750 Brewer AVE NE
Belmont, MI 49306
$20 Per PersonFire Service Occupational Cancer
The Silent Killer
Presented by: Lt. Cary Thompson
Fire service leaders need to attend what could arguably be called the most important training of the year. This training has the potential to save many firefighter lives. Cary Thompson has 26 years of firefighting experience, and he is a cancer survivor. He will share his expertise, current research and personal story for every departments’ common mission of reducing firefighters’ risk of occupational cancer. You will be able to use the information regarding firefighter cancer statistics, PPE cleaning procedures, effectiveness of intervention methods and more. Just as important, you will learn how to support those affected with cancer. The training highlights ways departments can provide support and resources that individuals, families and departments can use. Attendees will gain the knowledge to create definitive risk-reduction solutions and Cancer Risk Reduction and Prevention, Standard Operating Plans. This training will save lives.Cary Thompson is a Lieutenant for the Royal Oak Fire Department. He has 21 years of firefighting experience at Royal Oak, and 5 more years of experience in industrial firefighting. He is trained in all facets of emergency response including technical rescue, hazardous materials, emergency management, paramedic and fire fighting. He is an EMS IC and Fire Instructor II. He is 2016 graduate of Eastern Michigan University’s, Fire Staff & Command. He currently teaches Health and Safety and grants, at EMU’s Fire Staff & Command.
He has won numerous awards for firefighting and fire prevention education. He started the first year round fire and injury prevention program in the State, called Safety City USA with Beaumont Hospital. He has created numerous public education programs including Safety City USA, Royal Oak Firefighters Walk to School, Storytime with Sparky, and numerous others.
In addition, he is a nationally recognized grant writer, and one of the most successful public safety grant writers in the country. He educates was as many firefighters as possible about cancer prevention. He is also a doctor of chiropractic, and was in private practice for 14 years. Most importantly, he is a cancer survivor.