Jon Stewart joins 9/11 First Responders from FDNY to bring attention to the legislation that is set to expire in 2020 that provides funding for those those members who were exposed to toxins at the World Trade Center after September 11, 2001. For more information on this story please click here.
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 and here is a link to Question and Answers regarding the Fire Fighter Cancer Registry.
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.