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.

Assistance needed with Ohio Senate Bill 27 – Cancer Presumption

If your a Firefighter Cancer Survivor in Ohio and would like to assist with Senate Bill 27, this is your chance! Please follow the instructions below: Using your phone or computer, film yourself saying the following: My name is ___________ and I am a _____________ Fire Fighter I have been diagnosed with cancer. We are asking the Ohio House of …

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 …