Financial Aid for Firefighters with Cancer

Financial Aid for Firefighters with Cancer

Financial Aid for Firefighters with Cancer

Studies have shown that the risk of being diagnosed with cancer is higher among firefighters than the general population due to the toxins they are exposed to in the line of duty.  Specifically firefighters have an elevated risk for multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, prostate and testicular cancers.  Code 3 for a Cure Foundation provides financial aid and assistance to firefighters across the United States who are battling cancer and facing a financial hardship.

Criteria for Financial Aid from Code 3 for a Cure Foundation:

  1. Applicants must have been a salaried, paid call, or volunteer firefighter in the United States for a minimum of two years (current status as an active employee or volunteer in the fire service at the time of application is not required);
  2. Must be currently battling cancer;
  3. Must currently reside in the United States; AND
  4. Must be facing a financial hardship. For purposes of this application process, “financial hardship” is defined as: (1) the inability to pay medical, rent, mortgage or utility bills; and/or (2) the inability to afford transportation costs to get to and from medical appointments, including cancer treatments.

If you are a current or retired firefighter and have been diagnosed with cancer, connect with Code 3 for a Cure via email at or phone (909) 732-8102.  To learn about other organizations that provide financial aid and assistance, please visit our financial assistance page.



2 thoughts on “Financial Aid for Firefighters with Cancer

  1. Ashley Arlt

    My name is Ashley Arlt. My uncle has cancer and was diagnosed about a year ago and is fight pancreatic cancer. He is a firefighter (chief) in our local town. I am not sure exactly what this application is for, however, we are holding a benefit for him this month and wanted to know if you would want to donate to the cause.

    If you have more questions, please let me know.

    Thank You,
    Ashley Arlt

    1. Robyn Post author

      Hi Ashley, I’m so sorry to hear about your uncle. Definitely connect with Code 3 for a Cure Foundation as they may be able to provide financial assistance to your uncle and his family. Sending you all much love & light. Best, Robyn


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