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  • Researchers: PPE does not fully protect firefighters’ skin from toxic chemicals
    Researchers recently conducted a study that suggests firefighters are still absorbing toxic chemicals through their skin despite wearing full turnout gear. A study conducted by University of Ottawa researchers found that firefighters had anywhere from three to more than five times the amount of toxins in their urine after battling a blaze than they did before.
    - PUB DATE: 3/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
  • Florida union: Fire rescue chief should take random drug tests with firefighters
    Hillsborough County firefighters and paramedics will vote on a new union contract next week that for the first time would require random drug testing. Union leadership says it is up in the air whether the contract will pass, citing growing discord between the rank and file and Fire Rescue Chief Dennis Jones.
    - PUB DATE: 3/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
  • Texas Firefighters Share Rare Cave Rescue Experience
    For many of the firefighters who worked for hours to free a teenager from a North Side cave last week, it was the first time they were required to do so, as cave rescues in the San Antonio-area are extremely rare. On March 8, the San Antonio Fire Department’s technical rescue team was called out to the Robber Baron Cave, which stretches for a mile about 30 to 80 feet underground.
    - PUB DATE: 3/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: San Antonio Express- News
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