‘Cal Fire gear change will keep firefighters cooler, but some worry about contamination’

Building off a tip from a fire captain worried about cancer risks, I explored the trade-offs that came with Cal Fire’s decision to switch from two layers of pants to a single-layer, dual-purpose pant. Firefighters were likely to suffer fewer heat-related injuries after the change, but officials acknowledged the fears around potential contamination. The story ran alone above the fold on A1: https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article213810554.html

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