firefighters Fallen In Love With Public Radio? Then become a member! Your contribution will help maintain the programming you tune in to each and every day. JOIN NOW! Cincinnati's First African American Firefighter Honored By Department By Bill Rinehart • Jul 22, 2019 Bill Rinehart / WVXU Cincinnati's first African American firefighter died at his home in the Philippines earlier this year. Herbert Bane's passing didn't go unnoticed here. Why Firefighters Say the Law That Should Protect Them After a Cancer Diagnosis Isn’t Working By editor • Oct 4, 2018 Steve Dillman thinks he can trace his prostate cancer back to August 1, 1985. Who Do First Responders Call For Help? By editor • Aug 16, 2018 Blood has a distinct, coppery scent. If that's what Brandon Dreiman smelled when he stepped off the fire truck, he knew his job wasn’t going to be easy. Ohio Firefighters Applaud New Law To Track High Cancer Rates By editor • Jul 26, 2018 President Trump has signed into law a bipartisan bill aimed at investigating the high cancer rate among firefighters. The president of the Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters says it’s needed.