Fort Worth Fire Department Cancer Reduction Strategy: Extractor Implementation
Exposure to chemicals and carcinogens through contaminated bunker gear in the fire department is raising the cancer rate among firefighters. The following manuscript provides a strategy and implementation process for the gear-cleaning technology known as extractors. This research will outline multiple critical factors that lead to the success and failure of technology adoptions. The study will also provide implementation recommendations based on statistical analysis aligned with the wants and needs of Fort Worth Fire Department. The strategies are recommended specifically for the city of Fort Worth; however, the study can also be generalized and applied to other cities looking to improve the overall health and wellness of their fire personnel.