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Tailboard Safety

Tailboard Safety is a monthly loss prevention program created for our clients. The intent is to provide information on current safety issues facing emergency responders in a format that will quickly and effectively communicate a safe practice to implement and relate directly to your organization.

Cancer Prevention

 

Cancer Prevention: Use sunscreen or sunblock #TailboardSafety

The Firefighter Cancer Support Network suggests using sunscreen or sunblock to help stay protected.

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Cancer Prevention: Stop using tobacco products

The Firefighter Cancer Support Network suggests stopping use of any tobacco products in order to help stay protected.

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Cancer Prevention: Keep bunker gear out of living areas

The Firefighter Cancer Support Network suggests keeping bunker gear out of living and sleeping quarters that in order to help stay protected.

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Cancer Prevention: Decon your fire apparatus interior after a fire

The Firefighter Cancer Support Network suggests that in order to help stay protected, decon the fire apparatus interior after fires.

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Cancer Prevention: Contaminated clothes

The Firefighter Cancer Support Network suggests that you don’t take your contaminated clothes or PPE home, nor store it in your personal vehicle.

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Cancer Prevention: Use SCBA

Not wearing SCBA in both active and post-fire environments is the most dangerous voluntary activity in the fire service today.

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Cancer Prevention: Decon after events

The Firefighter Cancer Support Network suggests performing gross field decontamination of PPE to remove as much soot and particulates as possible.

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Cancer Prevention: Remove soot while on scene

Use wet-naps or baby wipes to remove as much soot as possible from head, neck, jaw, throat, underarms and hands immediately and before leaving the scene.

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Cancer Prevention: Change your clothes after a fire

The Firefighter Cancer Support Network suggests changing your clothes and washing them immediately after a fire to help stay protected.

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Cancer Prevention: Shower after a fire

The Firefighter Cancer Support Network suggests showering thoroughly after a fire.

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Cancer Prevention: Clean your PPE after a fire

The Firefighter Cancer Support Network suggests cleaning your personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves, hood and helmet immediately after a fire.

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