Monday, July 9, 2018: President Donald J. Trump issued a Press Release announcing he had signed into law H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018 which establishes and maintains a voluntary registry of data on the incidence of cancer in firefighters. The registry will be maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Our thanks to reporter Dani Prieur, radio 90.7 WMFE / 89.5 WMFV Valencia College, Bichler, Oliver, Longo & Fox, PLLC and advocate Jessica Realin for their platform and professionalism to discuss firefighter cancer legislation, early cancer detection, advocacy, best practices, technology and research. The FFCF is honored to be invited to serve on the panel as well as the opportunity to make a difference for the Florida Fire Service and their families.
Check back for announcement of the next Town Hall scheduled for Daytona, September 14th.
July 24, 2018: Governor Charlie Baker surrounded by leaders of the Professional Firefighters or Massachusetts signed into legislation a Cancer Presumptive Law HB 2515 that recognizes that cancer in firefighters as a work related injury. Read more here.
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May 10, 2018: Today the US Senate unanimously passed legislation that was co-authored by Representatives Chris Collins (R-NY) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ): Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018. The US House of Representatives passed this legislation in September 2017.