Westminster Fire Rescue Fighting #1 Killer In Their Profession

  • Source: KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver
  • Published: 06/15/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: While firefighters run toward danger every single day, cancer remains the number one killer nationwide for the profession. Now, Westminster Fire Rescue is taking a major step to better protect the men and women of its ranks. On Tuesday, the department announced it was partnering with a California-based health care company to offer multi-cancer early detection blood tests. “Everybody is probably going to be on edge, but at least they’re going to have the early detection, if need be,” said Eric Stones, a firefighter at Station 2. Twenty two years later, Stones is as proud as he’s ever been of his career with Westminster Fire. It’s a job he finds both camaraderie and service every day, despite the short and long-term dangers. “It’s always in the back of everybody’s mind. If it’s not, then they’re not thinking straight,” he said.


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