Firefighters Sound Alarm On Toxic Chemicals

By Lynne Peeples

More than 200 empty pairs of firefighter boots lined the steps of the Rotunda in San Francisco’s City Hall on Wednesday.

Each pair represented a local firefighter who lost his or her life “with their boots off” due to cancer in the last 14 years, said Tony Stefani, president of the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation.

“In just the last three months, we’ve had two active and four retired firefighters die of cancer,” said Stefani, a retired San Francisco Fire Dept. captain and cancer survivor, in a interview before the event.

The display is one of at least …read more

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