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Vancouver firefighters get $2.8M from city to procure gear free of cancer-causing chemicals

By Becca Clarkson, CTV News   

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Apr. 9, 2024, Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver’s fire department is on track to become the first in North America to provide gear that’s free of cancer-causing chemicals, after securing more than $2.8 million in municipal funds. City council unanimously approved a one-time budget request from Vancouver Fire Rescue Services on Tuesday, supporting the department’s purchase of Per-and-Polyfluoroalkyl-Substances-free bunker gear. | READ MORE

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