With firefighter cancer rates rising and firefighter cancer prevention as an industry priority, Ten-8 Fire Equipment donated time and resources to help assemble Decontamination Kits that will ship to 450 Florida fire departments.
Supporting Change for a Healthier Industry
Ten-8 Fire Equipment recognizes the need for supporting a change in the fire industry, especially when it comes to firefighter cancer prevention. As a partner with the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, Ten-8 proudly volunteered to help source materials, assemble kits and distribute Decontamination Kits for the Florida Fire Service. On Friday, July 20th, employees at the Bradenton headquarters gathered to begin assembling these industry-changing kits.
Made possible by a $1,000,000 grant from the Florida Legislature and C.F.O./Florida State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, 400+ Florida fire departments will receive Decontamination Kits for post-fire scenes. In total, the grant will fund 4,500 kits containing not only equipment for decontamination but also educational material.
Kits will include:
– Flash drive, including educational videos and training outline
– Laminated Field Operation Guideline
– 5 Gallon bucket and leak-proof lid
– 5 Gallon, 6 mil clear bags
– Duct tape
– Dish soap
– Short handle scrub brush
– All-purpose spray bottle
– Dermal wipes
– 2, 50’ 5/8” hose lines
– 2 Garden hose nozzles
– 2 Adapters, 2.5” female X .75” male GHT
– Collapsible traffic cones
For more educational materials about firefighter cancer risks and what can be done to help reduce risks, visit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s website, sylvesternewbadgeofhonor.com.
To learn more about decontamination products available to restock kits, contact a Ten-8 equipment representative.