The International Association of Fire Fighters and the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association have jointly released a notice on the emerging issue of potential health risks posed by firefighter PPE. Recent studies have revealed that Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), a class of chemicals that may be linked to cancer, are present in turnout gear.
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Two firefighters from the station in Engesvang, Denmark threw themselves into an international challenge last Friday, which involved 1,204 steps in a 20-kilo worksuit.
Join us for the Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge wrap-up on Facebook Live, where we will announce prize winners and hear from Calgary Fire Department Chief, Steve Dongworth, as well as Codey McIntyre, Acting President of the Firefighters Assistance Charitable Society.
On Sunday, May 2, Chief Neufeld donned the full 50 pounds of firefighter gear and went toe-to-toe with Chief Dongworth. After climbing 1,204 steps outside, Chief Dongworth emerged as the winner, by 10 seconds.
While Red Deer has a multitude of wondrous qualities, this year it can add to the list … a set of ‘Competitive Stairs’ for firefighters who are competing in the 7th annual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge in support of Wellspring Calgary.
Join us for the Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge kick-off, hosted by CBC’s Angela Knight on Facebook Live, where Chief of Police, Mark Neufeld, and Fire Chief, Steve Dongworth will kick things off with a head-to-head challenge for fastest climb!