(September 17, 2015) View our new Tailboard Safety Tip that focuses on Cancer Prevention: Remove soot while on scene. Have a discussion about your department’s safety and risk management processes and when you're done, keep the conversation going on Twitter by using #TailboardSafety.
The Firefighter Cancer Support Network suggests taking immediate action while still on the 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.
Discuss the following:
- Do you attempt to remove as much soot as possible immediately and while still on the scene?
- If yes, discuss successes or challenges
- If no, what needs to be done to enhance the immediate removal of soot while still on the scene?
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