Firefighters are at significant risk for cancer due to exposures to carcinogens. Check out this video developed by the Washington State Council of Firefighters to learn more about common sense practices that can reduce risk. You’ll learn how decontamination starts on the scene and how the fire station can be fitted out with equipment and spaces to support decontamination procedures. The health & safety of emergency responders should be part of the design process when you are renovating or building new. Designated decon space, equipment to clean gear & equipment, separate storage for turnout gear, and a clear separation between the apparatus bays/support areas and administrative, living and public spaces are essential.