First responders are at risk for exposure to many different hazards.
Mesothelioma.net is a resource for many who are affected by asbestos related sicknesses, specifically mesothelioma. This includes firefighters, but also veterans exposed in the military, contractors, and first responders who may have been affected in their workplace due to the extensive use of asbestos in old buildings and structures. They coordinate with many renowned medical institutions and regularly support cancer research.
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable resources, programs, education, and advocacy for first responders across the nation.