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New Kensington (PA) Rallying Around Volunteer Firefighter Stricken with Cancer

A New Kensington volunteer firefighter accustomed to helping others is appreciative that his community is rallying to his aid now that he is in need.

Phoenix (AZ) First Responders Get New Cancer Screening

The test is more than 99% accurate in determining cancer type.
Lavender Ribbon Report Update

IAFC-VCOS, NVFC Release Lavender Ribbon Report Update to Reduce Occupational Cancer Risks

This update to the Lavender Ribbon Report provides 11 best practices for reducing exposure risks and preventing occupationally caused cancer in firefighters.

Illinois Company Defends Use of Foam with PFAS to Fight Chemical Plant Fire

The foam was used “in the early stages of firefighting efforts for a limited time given the heightened risk of letting the fire burn and spread," Lubrizol said in a statement.

Foam Containing ‘Forever Chemicals’ Used on Illinois Chemical Plant Fire

The private contractor sprayed the foam for about three hours Tuesday at the Chemtool Inc. factory near Rockton, despite concerns raised by government regulators.

Training for Using the Clean Cab

"These are the engines we've got so we need to do our best with them."

The National Firefighter Registry

The National Firefighter Registry program is excited to share this video with background information.

Ohio Bill Limits Firefighters’ Use of Foam with ‘Forever Chemicals’

Ohio bill waits on floor vote to require fire departments to find an alternative to foam containing PFAS.

Grant Helps Florida Fire Departments Fight Cancer

Fire departments can use the funds to purchase any equipment or cleaning supplies necessary to help reduce firefighters' exposure to cancer-causing agents.

North Carolina Firefighters See Progress on PTSD and Safety Bills

Dozens of uniformed firefighters spent Wednesday at the North Carolina General Assembly lobbying for bills to help them and other first responders.

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