Stuart Fire Rescue uses new equipment to keep firefighters safe from deadly contaminants

Good News Notes:

“From fighting fires to fighting harmful exposures of contaminants, firefighting is one of the most dangerous professions, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.”

“The federal agency recently undertook two large studies focused on firefighter cancer and concluded that firefighters face a 9 percent increase in cancer diagnoses, and a 14 percent increase in cancer-related deaths, compared to the general population in the U.S.”

“In an effort to minimize first responders’ exposure to harmful fumes and contaminants, Stuart Fire Rescue has purchased “safer straps” for firefighters to wear when going into fiery or smokey conditions.”

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