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500 pairs of firefighter boots adorn Fla. capitol for cancer awareness–
Florida firefighters placed hundreds of firefighter boots on the steps of the capitol building, each one representing a state firefighter who dealt with or is dealing with occupational cancer
How a group of Missouri firefighters are reducing their exposure to carcinogens–
Firefighter-paramedic Jacob Wiemann recalls when dirty gear and helmets used to be a badge of honor – now he's reminding firefighters to clean up in order to enjoy retirement
Detecting a fire with a compact thermal drone solution–
Joshua Fire Department deploys the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual for firefighting missions
Take a pledge to stop cancer at the door–
PPE provider LION invites firefighters to take the ‘Not In Our House’ pledge to reduce their exposure to harmful fireground toxins
Head-to-toe health: How MSA Safety is committing to keep firefighters healthy, safe–
In order to help the helpers, ensuring every firefighter's safety from the get-go is crucial
Mitigating firefighter cancer risks through lifestyle–
Firefighters are exposed to harmful carcinogens on the job, but they can take steps to limit their exposure in other ways
Officials suspect long-term toxin exposure caused 2 former fire captains' deaths–
Spokane Valley Fire Department officials announced the deaths of two former fire captains, and work-related exposure to toxins is suspected as the cause
Trending in 2018 and Beyond: Firefighters and Cancer–
As firefighters learn more about increased risk for cancer, they should protect themselves in case of a future cancer diagnosis by documenting exposure
Chief Conversations: MSA debuts new XF1– 1
By FireRescue1 Staff
FireRescue1 Executive Editor Chief Marc Bashoor speaks with Eric Buzard, fire service marketing manager for MSA, about the features in the new MSA Cairns XF1 helmet, from multiple adjustment points, to easily removable soft components, as well as integrated lighting and communications.
Bashoor asks how reception has been to the non-traditional jet helmet shape of the XF1, which Buzard says has been warm. Buzard related the “light switch moment” when he realized the need for a streamlined helmet, when he came across a motor vehicle accident with firefighters on scene, and witnessed three firefighter helmets sitting on top of the car, obviously not being worn during the rescue operation.
Chief Conversations: IAFC Southeast Division top issues–
By FireRescue1 Staff
FireRescue1 Executive Editor Chief Marc Bashoor speaks with Kingman D. Schuldt, CFO, president of the IAFC’s Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs, and chief, Greater Naples Fire Rescue District, FL about the relationship between the divisions and the parent organization in IAFC.
“The divisions serve such an important role in bridging the gap between the local communities and the state organizations to the international programs,” Shuldt notes. We really try to focus as a division to take those messages, those needs, those wants, desires of the local fire services at the state level and take them up to the international level.
Shuldt and Bashoor discuss the hot button issues in the Southeast division, which reflect the core values in the greater fire service: cancer presumption, mental health and wellness, PTSD, safe haven for newborns and fire prevention.
Fla. firefighters given cancer decontamination kits–
To help firefighters decrease their risk of cancer, Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is giving decontamination kits to every station in Florida
Scientists studying turnout gear for fluorinated chemicals–
An initial study of turnout gear by researchers at the University of Notre Dame found that the turnout gear samples were “loaded with fluorine”
It’s in the smoke: cancer-causing compounds and contaminates–
Measuring the irritants and cancer-causing contaminates present in structure fires proves SCBA should be used even when carbon monoxide levels are deemed acceptable
Free Online Course | Firefighter Cancer: Prevention and Health–
Learn about common cancer-causing agents firefighters face and the importance of wearing proper PPE
NM firefighters form cancer prevention committee– 1
A firefighters' union launched a health and safety committee to tackle issues such as cancer and other health concerns firefighters face on the job
Decon alley: 5 steps to doffing firefighter PPE before rehab–
Changing the way we approach on-scene firefighter rehab can help protect firefighters from exposure to carcinogens while removing their PPE
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