Under legislation introduced in the BC legislature cancer, heart disease and mental health disorder presumptions will be expanded to include wildfire fighters, investigators and fire crews working for indigenous groups.
As fire-fighting foams containing PFAS chemicals have been linked to cancer, immune system dysfunction and issues with child development Michigan fire chiefs are seeking a protocol for disposal of the foams.
A fatal fire in Esquimalt, BC has raised concerns about thousands of similar buildings - three and four storey walk-ups without sprinklers. These buildings didn't require sprinklers when they were built and were grandfathered under the old building code.
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