IAFF General President Releases Statement on Obama Chemical Safety Executive Order

International Association of Fire Fighters General President Harold Schaitberger issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s Executive Order calling for improvements in chemicals storage:

“The Executive Order issued today by President Obama regarding the storage of chemicals is a first step to make sure all communities around the United States are safer and firefighters and other first responders whose mission is to protect the public are safer.

This order, in the aftermath of the April explosion at a West (TX) fertilizer plant in which 14 people including 11 firefighters died, will hopefully reduce the safety risks associated with storing these chemicals.”

The IAFF, headquartered in Washington, represents more than 300,000 firefighters and paramedics in North America. More information is available at www.iaff.org

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