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NFPA Council Votes to Keep PFAS in Turnout Gear

The NFPA decision means cancer-causing chemicals will remain in firefighting gear, exposing firefighters every time they wear it.

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CrewProtect

CrewProtect cleans the apparatus air that firefighters and EMS personnel breathe.

NC Senate Budget Omits Cancer Coverage for Firefighters

North Carolina is one of a few states that doesn’t offer any extra cancer coverage for firefighters. The only coverage that’s guaranteed is if the firefighter dies from a certain type of cancer.

6 Steps to Selecting the Best SCBA for Your Team

Asking the right questions and staying up to date with SCBA improvements ensures members get maximum performance from their breathing apparatus.

Best Practices that Limit PFAS Exposure

Jim Burneka of Firefighter Cancer Consultants shares best practices that limit firefighter exposure to PFAS and other carcinogens.

Bill to Guarantee Firefighter Health Benefits Clears Arizona Senate

Firefighters with cancer are automatically given the benefit of the doubt as to an occupational link.

French Firefighters Exposed to Asbestos in Lubrizol Fire

Direct contact puts emergency responders at risk for lung cancer.

Phillips 66 Tracks Firefighters' Cardiac Health

For Timothy Raycob, director of compliance for medical surveillance at Phillips 66, much of the job means closely monitoring personnel for exposure to hazardous materials.

Ward Diesel's Exhaust After-Treatment Device

The Ward Diesel No Smoke 2 is an apparatus-mounted device that extracts particulate from diesel exhaust by means of a porous ceramic filter packed in a high-temperature cushion material and encased in stainless steel.

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