Donations needed to help save Florida firefighter lives

"We need your help to save firefighter lives"

By Carianne Luter - Social Media Producer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal issued a “call to action” on Monday to private sector companies due to the need for donations for decontamination kits. 

The kits help firefighters clean their gear and fight cancer by reducing exposure to toxic carcinogens.

Each “decon kit” includes tools for firefighters to effectively sanitize their gear after a fire.

“Cancer rates in our firefighters are alarming and I’m calling on the private sector's assistance because our firefighters need your help," CFO and Patronis said. 

The relatively inexpensive items inside these kits are listed below. 

​​​​​​Firefighter Decon Kit Items Needed for Donation: 

  • 5-Gallon bucket and leak-proof lid
  • 5-Gallon bags
  • Duct tape
  • Dish soap
  • Short handle scrub brush 
  • All-purpose spray bottle
  • Dermal wipes 
  • Two 50-Ft 5/8” hose lines
  • Two Garden hose nozzles
  • Two Adapters, 2.5" female X .75" male GHT
  • Collapsible traffic cone

To donate items, please contact Melissa Dembicer here

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