For those of you strongly focused on the issues related to FIREFIGHTER OCCUPATIONAL CANCER, there is an important NO COST forum that you are invited to attend (live or online) next week.
You can attend IN PERSON or watch it LIVE via FACEBOOK (so pretty much all of us should watch this important discussion) as shown below:
When: Wednesday November 15, 1900 to 2100 hours.
Where: Columbus Fire Training Academy in the John Nance Auditorium , 3639 Parsons Ave., Columbus, Ohio
Admission is free and parking is available.
FOR THOSE ATTENDING ON LINE, GO TO THIS PAGE:
ON NOVEMBER 15 AT 1900 Hours Eastern
Columbus Firefighter Mark Rine, 36, is the father of five children and was diagnosed with terminal cancer about five years ago.
Nora Jaegly of Toledo lost her husband, Firefighter Peter Jaegly, to occupational cancer in 2013. Peter was 49 and served as a Toledo firefighter for 20 years, two as battalion chief.
Missy Collier of Plain City watched her husband Jeff die of occupational cancer at 40.
Cal Holloway is a Firefighter with the Dayton FD and has occupational cancer. Holloway has had several surgeries now to remove cancerous spots from his skin after he underwent a free skin cancer screening.
State Sen. Thomas Patton, a Republican from Strongsville Ohio, spearheaded the passing of Ohio’s presumptive cancer law that took effect in April.
Chief Dave Bernzweig, a Battalion Chief with the Columbus Fire Division and Director of health and safety for the Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters, has spent years trying to get cancer prevention measures implemented into the fire service. Chief Bernzweig is also a special committee member of the National Fire Protection Association, which helps set policy for fire departments across the country follow.
…and many others as well.
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