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Unmasked | Firefighters and cancer

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Unmasked brings forward the toll cancer has taken among firefighters. It is killing them in the line of duty at rate higher than any other cause. Some are fighting back and trying to raise awareness while others are still trying to pick up the pieces. These are their stories.

Unmasked brings forward the toll cancer has taken among firefighters. It is killing them in the line of duty at rate higher than any other cause. Some are fighting back and trying to raise awareness while others are still trying to pick up the pieces. These are their stories.

Location:

United States

Description:

Unmasked brings forward the toll cancer has taken among firefighters. It is killing them in the line of duty at rate higher than any other cause. Some are fighting back and trying to raise awareness while others are still trying to pick up the pieces. These are their stories.

Language:

English

Contact:

603-570-3343


Episodes

Heather Rine talks about her life with Mark

10/16/2017
Heather Rine, the wife of firefighter Mark Rine, discusses her life with Mark and their life before her was diagnosed with cancer.

Duration:00:13:10

A Firefighter and widow talk about the issues with benefits

10/10/2017
A Firefighter and widow talk about the issues with benefits

Duration:00:18:58

Kalida Fire Department makes small changes to combat cancer risk

9/29/2017
Dispatch reporter Mike Wagner talks with volunteer firefighters in the Northwestern Ohio city of Kalida about the changes their small department made after learning of the cancer risk associated with fighting fires.

Duration:00:14:41

Cancer at the Cleveland Fire Department

9/29/2017
Dispatch reporter Lucas Sullivan talks with Cleveland Fire Department Battalion Chief Frank Szabo about how cancer has hit his department.

Duration:00:16:01

Nora Jaegly talks about her husband who was a firefighter and died in 2013

9/29/2017
Dispatch reporter Mike Wagner talks with Nora Jaegly whose husband, Peter was a Toledo firefighter for 17 years until his death in 2013.

Duration:00:29:11

Fire leaders talk about precautions firefighters can take

9/29/2017
Dispatch reporter Lucas Sullivan talks with Boston, Mass. Fire Department Commissioner Joseph Finn and Hallandale Beach, Fla. Fire Rescue Department Captain Peter Berger about precautions firefighters can take to help prevent getting cancer from their jobs.

Duration:00:15:30

Mark Rine gives speech to firefighters

9/29/2017
Columbus Firefighter Mark Rine addresses an audience containing both professional firefighters and firefighter recruits on the campus of Central Ohio Technical College in Newark. Rine has given hundreds of such speeches since he was diagnosed with melanoma five years ago.

Duration:01:06:42