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ILLINOIS FIREFIGHTERS ARE BEING URGED TO SCHEDULED REGULAR PHYSICALS AND CANCER SCREENINGS.

 

THIS IS FIREFIGHTER CANCER AWARENESS MONTH AND ILLINOIS FIRE MARSHAL SPOKESPERSON J-C FULTZ SAYS IT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR THOSE IN THE PROFESSION TO REALLY TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES.

 

 

FULTZ SAYS FIREFIGHTERS ARE AT A HIGHER RISK FOR CANCER BECAUSE THEY ARE EXPOSED TO SO MANY CARCINOGENS.

 

UNFORTUNATELY, IT'S A RISK THAT COMES WITH THE JOB.

 

 

FULTZ SAYS ANOTHER VITAL COMPONENT IS A PROPER DECONTAMINATION PROCESS AFTER A FIRE, WHICH CAN GREATLY REDUCED THE TRANSMISSION OF CARCINOGENS.

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