"Code Three For a Cure" Makes a Stop in the Basin

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Fierce flames and heat aren't the only dangers firefighters face each day.

They also breathe in carcinogens that can cause cancer.

''Code Three for a Cure,'' a California group, is travelling the Country spreading their message.

And on Thursday, they spent time in Odessa to honor firefighters who have died from cancer, and to help educate firefighters about those dangers.

The Odessa Fire Department says it's ''well equipped'' to protect everyone, but they're always willing to learn other safety techniques.

The group is also encouraging the public to contribute to the various non-profit groups that are constantly raising money to fight cancer.