Reducing the Post Fire Threat of Cancer Article

We all know that Firefighters are exposed to harmful chemicals and carcinogens while actively fighting a fire.  However, there are many things that we can do after the fire is out to reduce our exposure to these chemicals and carcinogens.  I wrote this article to describe the different steps that we can take post fire to reduce our exposure and …

Wearing your SCBA’s as the Driver/Operator

Last evening we had a first in garage fire with another garage as an exposure.  I was driving the truck and took the front of the house.  Upon arrival one garage was almost completely gone and the exposure garage was now well involved.  I prepared the truck for a defensive attack. As I was setting up the aerial ladder the …

Firefighter Cancer Items from FDIC 2016

Once again I made the annual trip west on Thursday to the largest Firefighter Convention in the world…FDIC.  I spent multiple year’s here doing the grind of working the booth.  At this point I’m happy to say that my times working any booth are very rare.  My agenda is actually very simple this year.  The plan was to go to …

Second Set of Fire Gear

Jim Burneka of Firefighter Cancer Consultants discuss why having a second set of fire gear is not a luxury….it’s a necessity!  Links to the studies are located in the blog. https://the25live.com Fast Test Powerpoint:  http://www.firesmoke.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/RTI+Test+Report+-+Fluorescent+Aerosol+Screening+Test+-+2015.pdf UC Study by Dr. Stuart Baxter:  http://www.ul.com/global/documents/offerings/industries/buildingmaterials/fireservice/WEBDOCUMENTS/EMW-2007-FP-02093.pdf UC Powerpoint by Dr. Stuart Baxter:  https://iab.gov/Uploads/Firefighter_Cancer_in_the_New_Fire_Environment.pdf