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HazSim, Hazmat Nation raise money for firefighter cancer

By CFF Staff   

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June 20 – More than 200 hazmat professionals attended the fifth annual Hazmat Nation networking event last week in Baltimore in conjunction with the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ hazmat conference.

Hazmat Nation and HazSim used the event to raise money for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.

“We are grateful, though not surprised, by how well received the fundraiser was by hazmat professionals,” Phil Ambrose, inventor and CEO of HazSim said. “We were testing the waters this year, with a goal of making the fundraising a bigger part of our event next year and in the years to come. We are strong believers in the work and mission of FCSN, and it appears the hazmat community is as well.”

FCSN, a national nonprofit with more than 250 volunteers nationwide, has been serving firefighters battling cancer since 2005.


“FCSN is grateful for the support of HazSim and Hazmat Nation to help our mission, to assist firefighters and EMS providers and their immediate families diagnosed with cancer by providing critical support, training and guidance,” said Bryan Frieders, president of FCSN and retired fire chief of the Pasadena (Calif.) Fire Department. “Their meaningful contribution helps us deliver our free toolboxes and unique badge-to-badge mentorship program to firefighters as well as cancer prevention education programs nationwide.”

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