The life expectancy for firefighters is ten years less than the average person and it’s not just the fires themselves that present dangers. Firefighters are frequently exposed to toxic chemicals, and according to recent research, even their protective gear may carry health risks. Stephanie Sy with PBS looked into so-called “forever chemicals” and their possible effects on these essential workers. In her research, she interviewed Tony Stefani and Matt Alba, Battalion Chief. Click the button below to read the full interview.