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Line of Duty Death and Cancer in The Fire Service. You are Going to Want to Watch This Video

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/media/109740846-132.html A great piece put together by the Chicago Tribune discussing what most of us on the job know and understand.  The video will bring most of you to tears as most of us on the job have lost loved brothers or sisters.  Please share this information with everybody you know.  Attention still needs to be brought to this subject and ...

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LODD: Former Milwaukee Fire Department Lieutenant Dies after Fight with Colon Cancer

Sad news out of Milwaukee Wisconsin, a former Lieutenant passed away after a long fight with cancer. Lieutenant Kristin Ciganek-Schroeder was diagnosed in 2012 with colon cancer, and fought it bravely for 5 years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family, and to her brothers and sisters of the Milwaukee Fire Department. Rest easy Lieutenant, we have it ...

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Video: Two Suburban Milwaukee Firefighters Currently Both Battling Cancer, Together

News out of Milwaukee, WI last evening shared a story of two suburban Milwaukee Firefighters both battling cancer at the same time.  They are battling together and with their brothers and sisters at the Fire Department at their sides.  We all know the issues facing us as firefighters today.  We read the stories and respond to the fires hoping that ...

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Boston Fire Department Puts Out New Firefighters and Cancer Video

As most of you have seen Boston Fire Department had put out a video on the very high numbers of job related cancer that Department is facing.  This is now a second video that Boston Fire Department a long with the City and Union have put together bringing awareness to job related cancers.  Take the time to watch the video ...

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UPDATED FUNERAL INFORMATION & NEWS STORY: Wisconsin Line of Duty Death

Updated: March 1, 2016:  FUNERAL INFORMATION: Marcia Rosecky 2/11/1975-2/27/2016 Member of the Brookfield Fire Department Brookfield Professional Firefighter’s Association Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin International Association of Firefighters Local 2051 Brookfield, Wisconsin Cancer Presumptive after contracting AML Leukemia Marcia leaves behind her husband Dave (also a member of the Brookfield Fire Department) and son, Fletcher, 6 yrs. old. Visitation 10am – ...

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Video: Threat’s to Firefighters After the Fire

TODAY’S TMJ4 out of Milwaukee did an interesting story on the importance of gear washing and the effects of having carcinogens on our turnout gear.  Take the time to watch the above video.   Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Must Watch Video: Boston Firefighters Recall Colleagues Who Passed Away From Cancer

A must watch video of Boston Firefighters recalling colleagues who have passed away from cancer.  This horrible disease effects us all as firefighters.  Please take the time to watch and then go wash your hood.  The video was posted by The Boston Globe and description is below. “Three city firefighters painted a grim portrait as they sat in front of a wall ...

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Georgia Firefighter Fired While Battling Cancer

CBS46 News Sad story out of Fairburn, GA where a firefighter has been terminated from his job as a Fairburn Firefighter while battling cancer.  Jason Trotter was diagnosed with cancer in January.  He was involved in a lengthy segment on the local news back in July that reported on the high rates of developing some form of cancer among firefighters. ...

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South Bend firefighter says brain cancer was a “blessing”

// “Cancer can be a terrifying word to hear, especially if its coming from the mouth of your physician. But Joshua Comeau isn’t afraid of cancer, nor is he afraid of death. He was diagnosed on June 4, 2014 after he accidentally side swiped a car while driving a South Bend fire truck. According to department policy, Comeau was taken ...

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