Route 493 serves as a vital connection for Local 493 members, guiding them to the union support they need, especially in unfamiliar situations. Whether you're facing new challenges or seeking assistance, Route 493 ensures you always know where to turn for help. If the help below is not what you are looking for, click button below for the homepage with all help topics.

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I have been diagnosed with Cancer

The Phoenix Fire Department and United Phoenix Firefighters are acutely aware of the impact cancer has on our firefighters and the profession at large. In response, the Fire Chief and the Union President have empowered the Cancer RBO Committee to provide our members with critical resources. These include cancer prevention tools, early screening options, and access to the best available treatment options should a member be diagnosed. The committee is co-chaired by Deputy Chief Tim Jones and Local 493 Executive VP Ben Lindquist.

Our cancer resources are organized into three sections. You are currently on the Cancer Diagnosis Page. Other resources can be found on the Route 493 homepage by clicking here.

If you have been diagnosed with Cancer, start below.

STEP 1: Reach out to a peer support member. These are firefighters who have been diagnosed with Cancer and understand what you are going through. Do not go through this alone. List of support members can be accessed by clicking here.

STEP 2: Reach out to one of the union reps listed below that can help navigate this process.

  • Brian Moore - BMoore@Local493.org
  • Jan Rogers - JRogers@Local493.org
  • Mike Saylor - MSaylor@Local493.org

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The 100 Club of Arizona

  • There are many resources that are available to Firefighters in the State of Arizona through the 100 Club. Please send an email to ____________ to get information on the resources they offer.

Cancer Support Community of Arizona

  • There are many resources that are available to all people in Arizona through Cancer Support Community of Arizona. Please send an email to ____________ to get information on the resources they offer.