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Comment by Patrick Bourke on September 15, 2010 at 7:38am
Through a lack of understanding, young fire fighters are dying younger from regular smoke exposure, before, during and after the event! All Emergency Medical and Rescue departments should call in the Educators as soon as possible to generate awareness among their crews about these silent killers.

"To know is to understand - To understand is to be prepared" (De Burgo)
Comment by Mike France on August 20, 2010 at 8:23am
Another well done message
Comment by John K. Murphy on August 19, 2010 at 10:47pm
I remember the day when we go into a rolling structure fire, suck down tons of smoke, exit the fire and cough black crap out of our lungs, have black snot running out of our noses and sit on the tailboard and light up a cigarette. Now we are dying of cancers of the lung, throat, prostate, brain and are affected by respiratory ailments and heart disease.

The lucky and still healthy survivors can pass on the health safety wisdom of keeping masked up in all conditions, do not smoke or chew tobacco and stay healthy.

Our mantra should be "never breathe smoke."

This illustration says it all. Thanks again.
Comment by Todd McKee on August 19, 2010 at 10:22pm
Comment by Nick Morgan on August 19, 2010 at 8:05pm
Great job Paul!! I need to post this one at the firehouse!
Comment by Paul Combs on August 19, 2010 at 5:44pm
Thanks, Lisa and Christopher!
Comment by Lisa Marie on August 19, 2010 at 4:56pm
Another great one Paul!
Comment by Christopher Drake on August 19, 2010 at 3:08pm
Another great illustration, Paul! This very subject leaves me shaking my head every week as I see some of our own members not masking-up for even the simplest fires. Smoke is dangerous, no matter the source or how dense.

Thanks for the great artwork and stay safe!
Comment by Paul Combs on August 19, 2010 at 10:41am
Thanks, Capt!

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