Fla. firefighters may have been exposed to asbestos in training

Firefighters were preparing buildings for live-fire training and later learned that some contained asbestos


WFTV

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando firefighters said they were put in harm’s way by their own department by being forced to work in a building that was filled with asbestos.

Orange County said the department didn’t inform the firefighters that the abandoned apartment building on Mercy Drive had the cancer-causing substance.

The department had planned on burning the buildings for training.  The firefighters were ordered off the property when 9 Investigates started asking questions.

Full story: Orlando firefighters not informed about asbestos at work site

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