The Bernalillo County Fire Department in New Mexico is trying a new idea to cut down on job-related cancer.
The department is adding apparatus, over time, that has compartments to store turnout gear.
Firefighters won’t generally wear their turnouts in the rig on the way to or from a fire.
It’s called the “Clean cab” policy, and spokesman Lt. David Lujan says it won’t change response time.
Here’s a news story on the concept:
There’s been some skepticism from firefighters on social media.
Do you think it’s a smart idea? Would you think it was a smart idea if your kids were inside and you were on the front stoop?
— Frank Papalia (@FireSafetyNYC) January 27, 2019
Not buying it. True cancer rates are up but are we comfortable with the studies? What about our gear itself? What exactly is in it to begin with. Watch for more injuries. No firefighter will stand there putting in gear watching someone hanging out a window
— Plympton Fire Chief (@steves90139469) January 27, 2019
Joining me to explain his concerns is Keith Collins.
Keith has more than 14 years in the fire service, including military service, and is currently working as a firefighter in Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
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