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
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.