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Calls for law to acknowledge high rates of cancer among firefighters - ‘Dying at record numbers’


Firefighters drove their engines to Parliament's doors today, wanting laws to acknowledge the high rates of cancer among them... Full story here.

Dying long after the flames are out: Firefighters call on lawmakers to extend ACC to cover occupational cancers


It's an inherently dangerous occupation but for Kiwi firefighters it's not the flames, the heights or the smoke that scares them most; it's the health implications that arise long after the fire is out... Full story here.

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