Merlin’s Heroes is a 501 C-3 nonprofit organization that is a division if Merlin’s Kids. Our mission is to utilize trained k-9s to screen firefighters in the early detection of cancers and other health conditions before clinical signs appear. Additionally we provide service dogs and PTSD support for firefighters and their families.
What Makes Us Different?
Our program is based on scientific research and our affiliations with myriad medical research facilities, hospitals, and universities ensures that we remain on the cutting edge of research and development in this promising ground breaking field. Our team includes top doctors, oncologist, medical professionals, veterinarians, and other experts. Our affiliation with Firefighter Cancer Foundation ensures that those tested have the care and support necessary to process the results. FFCF and Merlin’s Heroes provide a team of medical professionals, behaviorist, and staff unrivaled anywhere else in this field.
Through Merlin's Heroes and our affiliates you are provided care, support, and answers through the entire process. We are here for you, your family, and your future!
We are so excited to partner with the International Firefighter Cancer Foundation, myriad fire departments, fire equipment companies, insurance agencies, health coaches, hospitals and speciality medical centers, and international corporations to ensure our nations heroes are screened early and their lives are safe.
Disease Detection "Breath Testing Program"
We are exploring the use of early detection technology and methods to increase the proficiency of cancer and occupational disease identification. We are collecting "breath samples" for research in early cancer detection and developing companion programs to offer improved "cancer prevention" screening and lifestyle options.
Read more about our ground breaking program on the research and development page.