Tim Anderson: Thanks firefighters following Gazette article

Thursday, July 13, 2017

I would like to thank Amanda Drane for her fascinating article on about the risks of cancer firefighters face (“Deadly hazards,” July 8). It was staggering to read how the same chemicals that have made furniture more fire-resistant also pose a health risk to those combating fire.

We often thank our military and our law enforcement for their service, especially because of the inherent risks that come with those professions. Thanks to your article, I now have a greater appreciation for all the firefighters go through, to protect our community.

Thank you to Amanda Drane for bringing attention to these issues, and thank you to Amherst Fire Chief Tim Nelson and everyone at the Amherst Fire Department for all you do.

Tim Anderson