Attleboro firefighters say city isn't doing enough to protect them

  • Source: WFXT-TV Fox 25
  • Published: 04/16/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: From battling fires to battling the mayor, firefighters in Attleboro say enough is enough. At the Attleboro Fire Department, some a frustrated over what the city hasn't done to help them battle the cancer issue. "There's not a better word that we can use. This is an urgent matter that needs to be addressed yesterday," said Paul Jacques. In Attleboro, Jacques and some city council members are calling for the city to buy two extractors - essentially washing machines that will help rid dangerous chemicals from fires that end up on gear. They also want every firefighter to have a second set of gear, something many departments have in order to help fight the rising risk of occupational cancer.


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