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Fire department receives cancer-prevention care packages

The Carney Strong Initiative donated packages that included gear-cleaning solution and health supplements to the Goose Creek Fire Department

By FireRescue1 Staff

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. — A fire department received cancer-preventing care packages from a non-profit organization dedicated to raising firefighter cancer awareness.

ABC News 4 reported that the Goose Creek Fire Department received packages filled with gear-cleaning solution and other products that were designed to remove cancerous toxins, as well as health supplements, in honor of firefighter Robby Brannon, who died of cancer.

The packages were donated by the Carney Strong Initiative, which was created by Lillian Carney after her husband, Battalion Chief Josh Carney, died of cancer around the same time as Brannon.

Brannon’s wife, Kayla, befriended Lillian and quickly became involved in the organization’s efforts to help prevent firefighter cancer.

“My main duty is to just help educate, and make people realize [the dangers that firefighters face],” Kayla said.

Kayla and Infinity Safety Supply owner Jay Drucker, who has worked with the Carney Strong Initiative, together presented the donation to the Goose Creek Fire Department in Robby’s name.

Chief Steve Chapman thanked Kayla and the organization for making the department its second recipient.

“We’re excited about this donation,” Chief Chapman said. “I think [these cleaning supplies] are something every fire department should use.”

Chief Chapman added that the department plans to stay stocked up on decontamination supplies once the donations run out.

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