Wins for Kansas: Firefighters AlliancePosted:
The Kansas Firefighters Alliance is all about letting first responders know someone is on their side. They provide free decontamination wipes to departments across the state for free to try and prevent cancer.
"We're trying to teach them, get them into the groove of using the contaminants off their skin right away," said organization president Nancy Peters. "Because that's one of the leading causes of death and it's hitting our firefighters."
They also provide free suicide prevention training to first responders and their families, because Peters says it's on the rise dramatically.
"Years ago, firefighters didn't have to worry about getting shot at. Now you have emergency responders of every kind having new concerns that 20 years ago never crossed our mind."
One of the things that helps raise money is the sale of a calendar, which was even ranked 3rd in the world.
But they don't stop there. Putting on fire camps, coats for kids, among other things, the organization is always working for the greater good.
"We really just kinda want to invite everyone to come and join us to support the mission so we can keep doing good things."
To help with their mission, KAKE-TV and our partners DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers are honored to have the Kansas Firefighters Alliance as this week's Wins for Kansas.
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