Category: Public Safety (Fire)
Estimated Cost: $84,000
Project Description: Cancer Prevention: Numerous studies show that firefighters’ exposure on the fireground, where smoke and hazardous chemicals are released from burning materials, may increase their risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. While the association between firefighting and disease seems clear, more information about these health risks is needed—especially regarding the higher risk of cancer among firefighters. A washer and dryer unit at each station will allow for crews to quickly launder equipment to remove carcinogens.