firefighters

Steve Dillman thinks he can trace his prostate cancer back to August 1, 1985.

Columbus Division of Fire
WOSU

State officials say $426,000 in grants aimed at protecting firefighters from carcinogens and other health hazards is being shared by 40 fire departments in Ohio.

Who Do First Responders Call For Help?

Aug 9, 2018

Blood has a distinct, coppery scent. If that's what Brandon Dreiman smelled when he stepped off the fire truck, he knew his job wasn’t going to be easy.

Columbus Division of Fire
WOSU

President Trump has signed into law a bipartisan bill aimed at investigating the high cancer rate among firefighters. The president of the Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters says it’s needed.

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The Columbus Fire Chief has canceled the department’s annual “Fill The Boot” fundraiser after a firefighter was struck and injured while taking donations today.

The accident occurred at the intersection of North High Street and North Broadway. Columbus Battalion Chief Steve Martin says the firefighter was taken to nearby Riverside Hospital.

State Senator Wants More Benefits For Ill Firefighters

Nov 11, 2015
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

A Republican Senator from northeast Ohio is trying a fourth time to get a bill passed that he says will help firefighters who got cancer while on the job.