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Thank-You Maine's Professional Fire Fighters
PFFM Endorses Mike Michaud for Governor
Standing for our Brothers and Sisters

IAFF New England Leadership at IAFF Convention
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IAFF National Leadership visits Saco Local
the PFFM is Working Every Day for its Members...
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Help us Fight Cancer

Sisters and Brothers, The cancer epidemic is leaving its mark on families all over Maine, but firefighters are getting hit even harder than most. Firefighters are getting cancer at alarming rates -- sometimes more than DOUBLE the cancer rates in the general public.

Cancer Risks for Firefighters: More Than You May Realize

Two years ago, 43-year-old Maine firefighter Mike Nixon was diagnosed with malignant melanoma — the most dangerous form of skin cancer. “I had a spot develop in a weird place on my ear,” he says. “It wasn’t on top where you’d think people would get skin cancer, where there is sun exposure.
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Maine Scientist to Study Link Between Fire Fighters and Cancer

Firefighters risk their lives daily for those in the community. A scientist says there are many health risks involved and what protects them is part of the problem. Caitlin Burchill explains. ==== The Orrington Fire Chief wants to protect his crew at all costs.
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How to Become a Professional Fire Fighter

The IAFF has released a new online resource on How to Become a Professional Fire Fighter for affiliates to use in recuitment campaigns or for individuals and organizations interested in learning more about how to pursue a career as a professional fire fighter/paramedic.
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Study: Exposure to flame retardant chemicals means firefighters face higher cancer risk than previously thought

Study: Exposure to flame retardant chemicals means firefighters face higher cancer risk than previously thought  ELLSWORTH, Maine — New research by a Blue Hill scientist shows that during a fire, firefighters are exposed to dangerous levels of toxic, cancer-causing chemicals created when commercial flame retardants burn.
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Message From IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger
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Updated: Dec. 17 (11:10)

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Professional Firefighters of Maine
Gov. Greitens & IAFF Gen. Pres. Schaitberger Make First Responder Cancer Presumption Announcement
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Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired Firefighter Bob Liska
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