Valley fire stations receive washdown kits to help prevent firefighter cancer

  • Source: KPNX-TV NBC 12 news Phoenix
  • Published: 01/22/2020 06:41 AM

VIDEO: The 100 Club donated 400 washdown kits to local fire departments to help prevent job-related cancer. The Scottsdale, Tempe and Chandler fire departments are also joining the 100 Club in putting together and handing out the kits to fire departments and agencies throughout central Arizona. The kits include an adapter for the fire truck, hose, dish soap, scrub brush and storage bucket. Firefighters will use the washdown kits right after a fire, before getting back in the fire truck and returning to the station. Research from the University of Arizona shows using these kits immediately after a fire can help reduce cancer causing contaminants by up to 80 percent.


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