Top Gear: CCFR purchases hoods to limit exposure to carcinogens in fires

  • Billy Brideson (from left), owner of 3rd Alarm Public Safety Training, stands with Tad Cervantes, CCFR assistant chief and Jeff Crawford, CCFR  Chief, as they a show a new hood county firefighters will receive. The Nomex particulate hoods increase firefighter safety against carcinogens. The county fire department recently purchased 54 of the hoods with funds raised through a 3rd Alarm training session. (TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter)
    Billy Brideson (from left), owner of 3rd Alarm Public Safety Training, stands with Tad Cervantes, CCFR assistant chief and Jeff Crawford, CCFR Chief, as they a show a new hood county firefighters will receive. The Nomex particulate hoods increase firefighter safety against carcinogens. The county fire department recently purchased 54 of the hoods with funds raised through a 3rd Alarm training session. (TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter)
Rushing into burning buildings and structures on a daily basis is part of the job that Columbia County Fire Rescue firefighters signed on to perform. However, many times after they’ve doused a blaze…

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