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Minnesota Firefighter Cancer Database

MnFire Cancer, Suicide, Heart

All Minnesota firefighters have been automatically enrolled in a statewide Critical Illness insurance policy which covers diagnoses of cancer, cardiac or other critical illnesses, and provides a lump-sum cash payment up to $20,000 to assist with expenses. 

The effective date is August 1, 2021, which means all qualified claims for diagnosed illnesses from that date on are eligible. The firefighter has one year from the date of diagnosis to file the claim. For more information or to file a claim, call 888-784-6634 or visit

The Association is building a database of Minnesota firefighter cancer occurrences to include specific demographics and rates of cancer among our members. This data is key in providing better benefits and enacting laws to protect members. We are asking Minnesota firefighters to voluntarily help build information on this tragic disease. If you have any type of cancer, or are a survivor, and are a career or volunteer/paid-on-call firefighter in Minnesota, we need your help. Please take five minutes to complete the following questionnaire. The database does not contain identifying information of the contributors.

Information requested in this survey is to assist with advancement and improvement of Minnesota First Responder health and safety programs, services, resources and legislation. Information received is confidential and any public reporting of statistics gathered will represent general trending.

Cancer Questionnaire

Are you now or have you ever been:
Your current age:
Please classify the type(s) of cancer which you have
Thanks for submitting!
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