Firefighters to Receive Support After Vintage B-17 Crash at Bradley Airport

The International Association of Fire Fighters Local S-15 said they will ensure all of their firefighters get the support they need after the plane crash involving a vintage B-17 at Bradley International Aiport.

Connecticut State Firefighters from Bradley and the Connecticut Air National Guard responded to the crash on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

"Exposure to fire fighting foam containing toxic "PFAS" chemicals, exposure to other unknown chemicals that burned, and the long term mental health of the responders is of the utmost importance," IAFF Local S-15 said in a statement.

Members have been working extra shifts to assist in the cleanup, recovery, and return of normal operations to Bradley, according to IAFF Local S-15.

"We will be ensuring all members have the support they need," IAFF Local S-15 President Steve McDuell said in a statement. "We thank the Connecticut Airport Authority and the Connecticut Air National Guard for the support they have provided to our members, which is ongoing at this time."

The Collings Foundation recently suspended its flight operations following the crash that killed seven people and injured eight.

To learn more about the victims of the crash, click here.

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