South Milwaukee Fire Department receives donation of particulate barrier hoods

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The South Milwaukee Fire Department received a generous donation from the FBI Milwaukee Citizen's Academy Alumni Association.

The South Milwaukee Fire Department is continuing on with its cancer prevention initiatives and is now able to evaluate three different brands of particulate barrier hoods.

The hoods are designed with technologies that prevent suspected cancer-causing particulates from infiltrating through the fabric to areas that are highly susceptible to cancer.

Currently, the fire department issues two protective hoods that are not designed with the technology and direct members to swap out soiled hoods for clean ones immediately after an incident.

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