Before the Fire Brigades Union started exploring the links between firefighting, contaminants and cancer, there was very little work being done across the UK Fire and Rescue Service on how to prevent firefighters from developing cancer and other diseases because of their work. Since we launched DECON in September 2021 – around a year ago – we have seen a culture change across the UK Fire and Rescue Service as firefighters embrace DECON behaviours. Fire and rescue services are adopting new and more innovative ways to better protect their employees’ health.

This is the beginning of the DECON generation.


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