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Grant Awarded to Boulder Junction Fire Department

The Boulder Junction Community Foundation has awarded the Boulder Junction Volunteer Fire Department a grant in the amount of $4403. The grant funded a Groves PPE Extractor/Washer. The Extractor is a specialized washing machine designed specifically to clean the personal protective gear (jacket coat and bunker pants) for firefighters by removing the carcinogenic gasses that accumulate when fighting fires. In fact, cancer is the biggest killer of career and volunteer firefighters, whose risk of developing cancer exceeds that of the general population by 68%. “Using a Groves PPE Extractor/Washer is a firefighter health and wellness initiative,” said Eric Johnson, Assistant
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