Since 2005, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) has been the hero our heroes need when facing a cancer diagnosis. In addition to much needed firefighter cancer awareness, education, and prevention training nationwide, FCSN provides critical assistance and one-on-one support for thousands of firefighters and their families facing an overwhelming diagnosis. Founded with passion by Los Angeles County Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Dubron, a survivor of stage IV colon cancer, FCSN’s impact and reach has grown substantially since its inception.
Michael Dubron is a retired firefighter/paramedic who served with the Los Angeles County Fire Department where he was assigned to flight operations. On February 6th, 2003, at the age of 39, Dubron received the news that he was diagnosed with cancer, which came as a complete shock and was met with disbelief. Upon Mike’s return to work after a nine-month absence, he established a program where firefighters and their families could get immediate assistance to cope with a cancer diagnosis. This small program grew into the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) which is comprised of firefighters and their families who are cancer survivors, caregivers and volunteers who provide comfort, strength and hope to those diagnosed with cancer and provide cancer prevention education and awareness nationwide.