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Training on proper use can help reduce the risk of injury and even cancer


In recent years, the prevalence of cancer among firefighters has been at the forefront of conversations in the fire service, along with a strong push to lower the number of firefighters who are stricken with this horrible disease. Proper use of an SCBA is one way to combat these cancer concerns.

As we all know, firefighters often operate in IDLH areas. It is therefore critical to always use an SCBA in these areas and never inhale any form of smoke or toxic chemicals. To ensure that we are always prepared to operate safely in IDLH areas, we must train on proper use of the SCBA. Even if you have used one for many years, regular training on use of the SCBA is always a good idea.

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