Episode 18 – Chief Tom Krueger: Discussion on leading a Department after a Cancer LODD.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this Episode of “The 25 Live”, Jim has a discussion with Linconshire Riverwood FPD Chief Tom Krueger. Chief Krueger discusses the Occupational Cancer LODD of Lt. Jim Carney and how his untimely death was not in vain.

Episode 16 – Mark Rine: Discussion on FF Cancer Prevention and Presumptive battles.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this episode of “The 25 Live”, Jim has a discussion with former Columbus Ohio Firefighter Mark Rine on his personal cancer battle and the battle for FF Cancer Presumption coverage with his department.

Ohio Firefighters CALL TO ACTION

Please see the below message from OAPFF President Mike Taylor: Brothers and Sisters, We need your help to protect the newly passed Michael Louis Palumbo Jr Act (Fire Fighter Cancer Presumption.)   The House Insurance Committee is getting ready to hear House Bill 27 (HB27).  HB27 would make an essential change to the law that passed last year. It would allow …

Ohio Firefighter Cancer Presumption Bill goes into effect today

After working towards this law for over 20 years, today The Michael Louis Palumbo, Jr act (SB 27) goes into effect for Ohio Firefighters. What does Presumption mean? A rule of law which permits a court to assume a fact is true until such time as there is a preponderance (greater weight) of evidence which disproves or outweighs (rebuts) the …

Action needed for Ohio Volunteer Firefighters

Senate Bill 27 is currently being debated in the Ohio House Insurance Committee.  There has been speculation that some individuals on the committee would like to remove volunteer firefighters from the bill.  I personally disagree with this action. I’ve said this line over and over throughout the years…  “Cancer does not discriminate”.  Cancer doesn’t care what sex, race, or religion …

Ohio FF Cancer Action Alert

From the OAPFF: Brothers and Sisters: As you are aware, Senate Bill 27, the Fire Fighter Cancer Presumption Legislation, was passed by the Senate and is at the House Insurance Committee. We have been given notification that the committee will be holding a hearing on SB27 on Wednesday, November 16th at 10 am in the Statehouse in Hearing Room 122 .  The OAPFF is …

Dayton Ohio FF Cancer Story

Here is the video link for the Dayton Ohio WHIO TV full Story that originally ran on October 31st regarding Firefighter Cancer/Ohio Senate Bill 27.  https://youtu.be/G97UfrrW1i4 Special Thanks to Kate Bartley, Tracy Beavers, Doug Stern, Tony Fanning, Mark Dullea, & John Russell for making this story happen.

Update on Ohio Senate Bill 27

This morning the Ohio House Insurance Committee heard sponsor testimony for Senate Bill 27 – The Firefighter Cancer Presumption Bill.  Senator Patton spoke of why firefighters are diagnosed with cancer at an increased risk compared to the general public.  The Senator also spoke regarding how this bill would benefit our Ohio Firefighters who are diagnosed with specific cancers that have …

Governor of Georgia vetoes Firefighter Cancer Presumption Bill

I saw the unfortunate news this evening that Georgia’s Governor decided to veto House Bill 216 which would have let Georgia Firefighters with cancer get workers compensation benefits if they could provide “a preponderance” of evidence that their work caused the disease.   The governor stated “I am concerned that codifying an exception for one occupation at this relatively low …