Colona fire chief recognized for ‘Go Green Clean’ initiative

Colona fire chief recognized for ‘Go Green Clean’ initiative

Colona’s fire chief is being recognized for his work to reduce the risk of cancer among firefighters.

Chief John Swan was among a small group of people who created the Go Green Clean initiative at the Colona Fire Department. Firefighters are encouraged to decontaminate themselves within an hour after a fire under the program. Swan says the process is essential to reduce the risk of cancer.

Firefighters are required to watch a training video before they’re provided their decontamination equipment.

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