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Simple decon procedure can help reduce cancer in firefighters
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By FREMS Division Erin Ward
July 11, 2023

Cancer is a leading cause of death among firefighters and accounted for more then 74% of line-of-duty deaths in 2022, according to the International Association of Fire Fighters. While cancer may never be fully eliminated we can take steps to reduce the number of firefighters being diagnosed with cancer each year.

In an effort to support our local volunteer fire-rescue-ems departments in the reduction of firefighter related cancers, the Calvert County Fire-Rescue-EMS Division presented Chief Willie Gray, Chief 2B Robbie Helms, and Firefighters Cody Davenport and Nick Boswell of the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department with a Firefighter Decon Kit.

All volunteer fire-rescue-ems departments will soon have a firefighter decon kit as we are committed to doing our part to reducing firefighter related cancers.

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