Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month is a joint campaign brought to you by the IAFF and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN). The month-long campaign is designed to engage affiliates, members and their fire departments in efforts to prevent and reduce cancer in the fire service.

Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month takes place in January, but these resources should be used throughout the year. We encourage you to check frequently for more information about specific topics.

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Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine and what to expect

The CDC provides the following information on the COVID-19 vaccine as the .  COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may feel like flu and may even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. For more information, visit

8 Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program

What to Expect after Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC: Everyone can do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19

CDC offers the following considerations to slow the spread of COVID-19 during small gatherings. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which all gatherings must comply. If you do plan to spend time with people outside your household, take steps to make yourself and others safe. See, Personal and Social Activities

If you are an older adult or person with certain medical conditions who is at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, or live or work with someone at increased risk of severe illness, you should avoid in-person gatherings with people who do not live in your household.

State of Hawaii COVID-19 News

See County Order and Rules

We urge all residents and visitors to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols to keep yourself, your family and our first responders healthy and ready to respond.