Judy Darcy Meets With New West Fire Fighters

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IAFF256This week I was visited by Bill Shokar and Randy Stuber, President and Treasurer of the New Westminster Fire Fighters’ union—IAFF Local 256—who came to Victoria to meet with MLAs as part of an effort to get various workplace hazards recognized by WorksafeBC.

Fire fighters experience higher rates of breast cancer and earlier occurrences of prostate cancer than the general public, and often deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of dealing with traumatic situations every day on the job. Our fire fighters put their lives on the line each and every day and it’s critical that the workplace hazards they face be recognized.