Study Shows Cancer Remains the Leading Cause of Fatality for Firefighters

In a recent study of workers’ compensation claims, malignant neoplasms and tumors (cancers, carcinomas, sarcomas) were the leading cause of death for firefighters at 84.6%, representing a fatality rate of 993.7 per 100,000 for the years 2007 to 2021. This finding...

BC kicks off Concussion Awareness Week with new and updated resources

BC Concussion Awareness Week is September 24-30, 2023.

BCIRPU partners with the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner to promote smoke alarm uptake and testing

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59 communities receive funding for Vision Zero projects

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In 2016, poisonings cost the province $812.5 million.

The BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit is a leader in the production and transfer of injury prevention knowledge, supporting the integration of prevention practice into the daily lives of British Columbians.

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Study Shows Cancer Remains the Leading Cause of Fatality for Firefighters

In a recent study of workers’ compensation claims, malignant neoplasms and tumors (cancers, carcinomas, sarcomas) were the leading cause of death for firefighters at 84.6%, representing a fatality rate of 993.7 per 100,000 for the years 2007 to 2021. This finding...