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Many thanks to the leadership and personnel of Ten 8 Fire Equipment, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, our FFSHC FACE Team and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, Florida Chapter. Of course the many fire departments on the west coast and those that traveled from as far away as the Panhandle and Palm Beach County Florida.  With a special thanks to Southern Manatee Fire Department who helped coordinate much of the effort.

This places the State of Florida in a leading role nationally with a high bar of providing 4550 decontamination buckets to as many suppression apparatus and training facilities covering the state.

On October 24 members of our FFSHC team were honored to present at Orange County Fire Authority in California at the Behavioral Health Conference.

Presentation by Kimberly Lightley,  US Forestry wildland Firefighter and her story of survival at Storm King Mountain is absolutely amazing and inspirational.

(Ret) FDNY Chief Krebbs and Frank Ungaro  shared their role after 9-11 and how this call continues to effect the members of the FDNY.

The Hamilton County Ohio Fire Chiefs Association invited the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaboration to present a Train the Trainer for Firefighter Cancer Awareness and Prevention. Several members from FFSHC and Dr Natasha Solle from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center travelled to Evendale Ohio to present two classes each day for two days. The four hour class included classroom delivery of information and a gross decon practical. Thanks to technology some of the practical demonstrations were filmed “live on Facebook” for others to share and spread the message. In all, there were 116 attendees from 53 fire departments covering 3 states. The training and training materials provided by FFSHC and Sylvester will help firefighters incorporate safe and healthy work practices to help reduce firefighter exposure to cancer.

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