VIDEO: The list is growing of Dallas firefighters who have died from cancer.
"It's the number one killer of firefighters," Jim McDade said.
He's been with Dallas Fire-Rescue for 14 years and is President of the Dallas Firefighters Association.
McDade said it's a risk firefighters take with so many carcinogens during fires.
"It's inevitable. We know it is coming. We have to do everything that we can to prevent it. And step number one is keeping your gear clean and having the ability to clean your gear. Right now, we don't have the ability to clean our gear," he said.
All Dallas Fire-Rescue members received a notice on Wednesday:
"Effective immediately and until further notice, Gear Cleaning Solutions (GCS) will no longer be picking up personal protective equipment (PPE) for cleaning. An updated schedule will be provided as soon as possible.