The FBU has issued guidance to help firefighters reduce their exposure to contaminants.

FBU Contaminants

Research carried out at the University of Central Lancashire, has shown that the incidence of cancer in firefighters is higher than in the general population and that the principal source is through skin absorption following exposure to cancerous gases.  The research has also shown that contaminated PPE is not being cleaned thoroughly enough after each incident.  Implementing this and other simple steps such as, using wet-wipes to clean soot residue from the skin can help to reduce the risk.

Firefighters are a precious resource to our communities but are even more precious to their loved ones!  So please take the time to read the following article from the FBU’s website and download their guide to reducing the risks from contaminants using the links below.

 https://www.fbu.org.uk/blog/firefighters-can-act-now-exposure-contaminants

https://www.fbu.org.uk/contaminants-guidance