Just when you think we have made headway, we are blindsided by a ball buster move by the National League of Cities.

OUR Friends over at Tri-Data (our latest axemen) were contracted out by the National League of Cities to see if firefighters are at more of a risk for cancer (something I thought was proven a long time ago).

The National League of Cities has published this report and a press release on how firefighters are at no more risk than anyone else.

In case you don’t know who Tri-Data is, they are the ones who put the last nail in the coffin for our most recent downsizing. By most recent I mean all of it. By all of it, I mean our current lack of manpower, trucks which just disappear into the night, and station closures.

Those presumptive laws which Virginia DOES have were fought for by your IAFF brothers and sisters. Those laws were created for our benefit and we deserve them.

This is just another reason why you should be INVOLVED in your Local IAFF. This is why they exist, and this is why they need support.