Rio Rancho Fire Rescue receives grant to assist in cancer prevention

Local News

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Rio Rancho fire crews are unveiling new equipment to help reduce the risk of cancer, all thanks to Firehouse Subs.

Through an $11,000 grant from Firehouse Subs’ Public Safety Foundation, the station was able to purchase a new washer and dryer with special technology that rids clothing of harmful chemicals, and bunker gear that helps protect firefighters from carcinogens on scene.

Experts say firefighters have a 1-2 times greater risk of developing cancer due to these exposures. Since 2005, the foundation has donated more than $227,000 to fire crews in New Mexico.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video

Now Trending on

Video Forecast

Grant's Wednesday Evening Forecast

More Weather Video Forecast
Albuquerque Hourly Forecast

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Photo Gallery