Cancer cluster closes fire station

A PERTH fire station will no longer be staffed by firefighters after four were diagnosed with kidney cancer within six years. 

Fire and Emergency Services commissioner Wayne Gregson announced on Saturday that all staff from the Success fire station will be permanently relocated. 

“I have come to a decision that I cannot, in good conscience, direct any firefighter to return to the Hammond Road site,” he said. 

The four firefighters were diagnosed with kidney cancer between 2008 and 2014.

Last year an internal