This may be among the most in-depth media reports (links, charts, videos, references) on Firefighting Occupational Cancer ever produced. Below is the link to Part 1 of 5:
No one warned Firefighter Mark Rine that while he was saving others, he was killing himself.
The bad habits that would ensure the firefighter’s death sentence started with his very first fire in 2007.
Rine was supposed to help set up the ladder, but he ignored his orders, grabbed the hose and charged into the burning two-story brick house.
The rookie firefighter trudged through thick black smoke. In seconds, he was covered in soot. His head throbbed, but he moved on…..
Then in September 2012, Rine learned that he had terminal stage 4 melanoma — skin cancer that had spread to other organs. He was given about a 5 percent chance of surviving five years.
HERE IS THE REPORT: