Firefighters can act now on exposure to contaminants

The risk of exposure to cancer-causing contaminants at fires can be reduced with the adoption of simple procedures Shaun Williams remembers that, when he was a child in 1976, his retained firefighter father, Gareth, was paged to respond to a large 20-pump forest fire in Snowdonia, North Wales. He...

Saving lives, protecting our people

Firefighters, as a result of their work, are exposed to contaminants that cause cancer. Sean Starbuck reports on an international firefighter conference that shows prevention is possible and that, when this fails, compensation is needed --- THE ISSUE of occupational cancer drew around 100...

PTSD: The signs to watch out for

As the tragedy of Grenfell unfolded in front of the nation’s eyes, the bravery of the hundreds of firefighters battling the tower block blaze was there for all to see. What remains unseen however, is the traumatic aftermath for those who waded into the Kensington fire, and the possibility of it...

"You can beat it": One firefighter's battle with alcohol

Christian wants people dealing with alcohol addiction to know that help is out there. William Murphy reports. For the best part of 20 years, Wimbledon green watch firefighter Christian Crabb, 44, believed he was just a heavy drinker. He was fond of a beer now and then but he always had an element...

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