Cancer among firefighter volunteers.

Posted by dorisena @dorisena, Mon, Oct 28 12:18pm

The new protocol for firefighters is to wash their gear after every fire to prevent possible contamination in regards to fire exposure. Drying the gear is a difficult process and small dryers wear out the expensive gear which takes a long time to air dry. Some volunteer firefighters built their own dryer out of PVC pipe and a blower from a bounce game. My husband and two sons were volunteer firefighters for 30 years and all have had prostate cancer which my husband died as a result. He had other chronic diseases as well. One son has recovered from surgery and the other son is having further cancer treatment after surgery. I want all volunteers to know about washing their gear after every fire and then getting it dry before the next fire. Dorisena

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