The Fire Foundation was founded to provide our firefighters with health and wellness services in the areas of cardiac health & fitness, cancer awareness and prevention, and mental health and wellness. Today, nearly half of on-duty firefighter deaths are due to cardiac-related issues. Cancer is on the rise and according to the International Association of Firefighters, has become the #1 cause of firefighter fatalities. In 2019, the number of firefighters who took their own life was greater than the number killed fighting fires. We’re here to provide our firefighters and their families with the physical and mental health support they need.