ICYMI: Nikko Clemmons from Channel 13 News reached out to Local 794 this past Friday to interview us and to learn more about cancer in the fire service. Trustee Dave Topczynski fielded the initial calls and emails & President Donnie Lewis was interviewed by Channel 13 to discuss the recent defeated bills & talk about cancer in the fire department.
It is with much fustration that we tell you that the House Bills to improve firefighter cancer coverage stalled in the Finance COmmittee. This is one of the final steps they needed approval in. It was postponed until 2019 by a yes/no vote. The Senators, and how they voted, is listed below. This is a blow to all of us, and especially one of our own battling colon cancer right now.