ENDICOTT, NY – The Endicott Fire Department just accepted a generous donation meant to protect its members from a deadly disease.
The gift came from the Children’s Home of Wyoming Conference.
Studies show that firefighters have a 9 percent greater chance of being diagnosed with cancer and a 14 percent greater chance of dying from cancer than the overall U-S population.
The money will be used to purchase new cancer particulate blocking hoods as a way to enhance firefighter’s protective ensemble.
The hoods should enhance the health and safety of Endicott firefighters by blocking cancer-causing particles that are the by-product of many fires.