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Hey, this is Jeff. Oh, Georgia Fire-Rescue Spine Jason here. We'll talk to you a little bit about what seems to be a hot topic in a lot of firehouses across the land right now. Jason, are you still out there fighting fires on a regular basis? I want to talk about cancer prevention and problems in the fire stations. Oil cancers are running rampant in our fire service members, so it is very much on the forefront of everybody's mind. A lot of things that we're trying to do in the station is to keep our exposure down to the carcinogens that may be present during firefighting activities. Some of the methods we're currently doing are making sure our gear is clean and having a second set of gear. We're also staying diligent on minimizing the exposure we're having. If you're looking at head to toe type of gear, a lot of talk is that a lot of our areas of protection are covered with the moisture barrier of our coats and pants. However, in the areas of hoods, for example, there's no moisture barrier there. This is something that has been a little bit more concerning in the whole industry. There are programs and work people are swapping out their hoods, washing hoods more often, and swapping them out on scenes to minimize exposure. This is because these areas are more likely to have a quick route into the body of these carcinogens. Additionally, staying diligent on making sure your gear is clean and having two sets of gear so you can go to a fire, come back, decontaminate your gear, get a new set, and then respond out to the same. When we were younger firefighters, all we would think about was decon and decon. We used...