Brian F. McQueen is a Past Chief of the Whitesboro Fire Department and a cancer survivor. He remains active with 39 years of service to his department and his community. Brian is active on many state and national firematic associations. Currently Brian is his department's Incident Safety Officer at all major incidents. On December 24, 2013, Brian was diagnosed with B-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, which is "one of the fastest growing cancers in the fire service today." In his book he shares the impact that cancer has on both the career and volunteer fire service, his trials and tribulations throughout his treatment as well as information for the leadership of the fire service in reducing the deaths caused by cancer today. Cancer in the fire service is an epidemic and we need to be prepared to attack this epidemic with the use of our family, faith and friends.