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Firefighter Cancer Bill

DeSantis Signs Firefighter Cancer Benefits

May 6, 2019

After the proposal received unanimous support in the Legislature, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a bill that will expand benefits for firefighters who are diagnosed with 21 types of cancers. 

Firefighter Cancer Benefits Get Final Approval

Apr 25, 2019

The House on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would expand benefits for firefighters who are diagnosed with 21 types of cancer, sending the high-profile measure to Gov. Ron DeSantis. 

Firefighter Cancer Benefits Ready For Passage

Apr 24, 2019

After getting unanimous approval Tuesday in the Senate, a proposal that would provide increased benefits to firefighters diagnosed with cancer is ready for final approval in the House. 

For years now some members of the legislature have been pushing to create a way to help firefighters battling cancer. Studies show they are more likely to be diagnosed with the disease, because of their line of work. This year the effort has overwhelming support in the Senate but hasn’t been heard in a house committee yet.

A bill to give better benefits to firefighters with cancer passed a threshold this week: A majority of member of the Florida House of Representatives have cosponsored the bill.