firefighters with cancer

Florida Still Working Out Flaws With Firefighter Cancer Bill

Jan 31, 2020

When Brian Kernohan complained to his doctor of merciless headaches two summers ago, he expected to get a prescription for a sinus infection, not a diagnosis of brain cancer. The 37-year-old firefighter’s eardrums were curved inward, so his doctor suggested a CT scan.

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is advocating for a "one-size-fits-all" insurance policy that would apply no matter how a house is damaged.

DeSantis Signs Firefighter Cancer Benefits

May 6, 2019
Two firefighters battle a blaze of smoke.
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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 Backed In House

Apr 22, 2019
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With little more than two weeks left in the legislative session, the House on Thursday began moving forward with a proposal that would make firefighters diagnosed with certain types of cancer eligible to receive disability or death benefits. 

Tom "Bull" Hill walked from Key West to Tallahassee with the ashes and badges of firefighters who died from cancer.

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. 

Lawmakers:Help Firefighters With Cancer

Oct 26, 2015
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House and Senate members have outlined legislation aimed at creating a presumption that firefighters diagnosed with cancer got the disease while in the line of duty.