Medical Consultation

CRITICAL ILLNESS INSURANCE PROGRAM

 

Two significant health concerns in the emergency service community are heart attacks and cancer.  Many emergency service personnel are aware of line of duty heart-related deaths and the studies linking certain forms of cancer to fire service-related exposures.

While the number of heart attacks and cancer associated with emergency duty cannot be fully documented, there is no doubt as to the number of Americans suffering a heart attack or being diagnosed with cancer.  According to Consumer Reports Health organization, every year about 1.3 million Americans have a heart attack with about 66 percent surviving.