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Monday, April 4, 2016

Firefighters Do Not Want Cell Towers On Their Schools Because of the "Hazardous" Radiation: Compare it to Cigarettes

“As firefighters and paramedics, we live in these firehouses. What effect will these towers have on us? What are the risks to our neighbors? It’s a no-brainer that LA County should at least have done a proper study before before putting 200-foot high-power microwave antennas on top of our heads."  
- Dave Gillotte, Active Duty Fire Captain
  President, LA County Firefighters Local 1014

Listen to the President of Los Angeles Firefighter Union Local 1014  in this
video of his testimony to the LA Board of Supervisors. The firefighters found out cell antennae were going up on their stations through a program called LARICS

L.A. County Firefighters Local 1014
  • Fighrfighters Local 1014 has a webpage dedicated to stopping towers because of a plan to install them on over 200 of their stations.  

The Firefighters won! and the towers on their stations were stopped after the testimony shown on this page. Listen to this mother speak eloquently on the topic in her testimony.

The IAFF Official Position Against  Cell Towers on Fire Stations
"The IAFF opposes the use of fire stations as base stations for towers and/or antennas for the conduction of cell phone transmissions until a study with the highest scientific merit and integrity on health effects of exposure to low-intensity RF/MW radiation is conducted and it is proven that such sitings are not hazardous to the health of our members."   
The IAFF Official Position Against  Cell Towers on Fire stations passed in 2004 

This Position was initiated after increasing complaints among firefighters with cellular antennas on their stations coupled with a California study showing neurological damage in California firefighters with antennas on top of their stations conducted by Dr. Gunnar Heuser.

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112 IAFF-CIO-CLC
Opposes Cell Towers on Their Stations.
“UFLAC will strongly oppose the use of Fire Stations as base locations for cell towers"

“ It is inexcusable that once again our firefighters in the field were the last to know about a massive 150 million dollar project that could jeopardize their health and safety. ... nobody talked to us and we have not heard from one single expert who has told us that this project will be safe.”

Download 9/2014 Letter by LA Firefighters Union Local 112 asking for an immediate halt to cell towers on fire stations.

If Firefighters don't want towers on their stations...why would we parents want them on our school playgrounds? 

Why would we want wireless routers (which are like mini cell towers) in our children's classrooms? 
Think the Firefighters are "overly worried? " Listen to Dr. Miler speak in his testimony below.

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