WHAT ARE OUR RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON?
Issues like death and disability, job and retirement security, health, and safety on the job are crucial to firefighters.
Learn more about these important issues we’re fighting for.
Death and Disability
The modern firefighter is an all-hazard responder who is frequently called upon to be the first line of defense to a broad range of emergencies. Firefighters can be called at a moment’s notice to respond to emergencies across the County, State, or Country.
Being a firefighter is a physically demanding career that is not comparable to most 9-to-5 jobs. That’s why the retirement system can’t be directly compared to typical pension plans and 401K accounts.
Safety on the job
Firefighting is a dangerous profession, and a growing body of research and data shows that firefighters are at an increased risk for different types of chronic illnesses, such as cancer and heart disease.