Reduce the cancer risk to firefighters after live fire training

…the greatest challenge is that of getting all the SCBA units cleaned safely, effectively, and efficiently. And especially getting the last units as clean as first units…

Cancer risk is a constant occupational hazard for firefighting professionals. In a recent article written Robert Avsec* he addresses the cancer risk firefighters face during and after live fire training.


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*Battalion Chief Robert Avsec (ret.) served with the Chesterfield (Virginia) Fire & EMS Department for 26 years. He was an instructor for fire, EMS and hazardous materials courses at the local, state and federal levels, which included more than 10 years with the National Fire Academy. Chief Avsec earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and his master’s degree in executive fire service leadership from Grand Canyon University. He is a 2001 graduate of the National Fire Academy's EFO Program.

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