House Introduces Presumptive Legislation

March 2007
Fire Chief;Mar2007, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p13
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The article reports that the U.S. House of Representatives had approved a bill that provides disability retirement benefits to federal firefighters who may suffer untoward illnesses while on the job. The bill, known as H.R. 1132 of the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act, was introduced by Representative Lois Capps and Jo Ann Davis. The bill noted that firefighters who become disabled by heart and lung diseases including cancer and other infectious disease are those affected.


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