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As part of its commitment to protecting the health and well-being of its firefighters, the Bloomfield Fire Department (BFD) recently took the proactive measure of conducting comprehensive air and water quality checks at all of its fire stations, which confirmed they were clear of any dangerous or toxic particulates.

The testing was performed by Underwriter Laboratories Solutions at the BFD’s four fire stations located at 90 Watsessing Avenue, 124 East Passaic Avenue, 1233 Broad Street, and 375 Franklin Street, and included checks for carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, airborne particulates, allergenic particles, common indoor gasses, volatile organic compounds, water quality, as well as temperature and humidity.

Overall, the results revealed that the indoor air and drinking water quality met standards and the indoor temperature conditions were within the suggested ranges.

“We are committed to the health and wellness of our members, which is why we initiated this extensive study. We will continue to maintain and provide the highest quality of resources and working conditions to the brave men and women who keep our community safe,” said Bloomfield Fire Department Chief Louis Venezia.