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January Is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

Firefighters battle a residence fire on Friday, May 28, 2021, on Lookout Mountain, Tenn. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Illinois firefighters are being urged to schedule regular physicals and cancer screenings. State Fire marshal spokesman JC Fultz says this is firefighter Cancer Awareness Month and it’s critical that those in the profession take care of themselves. He adds that firefighters are at high risk of cancer because they are exposed to so many carcinogens



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