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Cancer Presumption Bill
Posted On: Jul 07, 2011

Cancer Bill Enacted:


Brothers and Sisters:


I am very pleased to report that after almost 25 years Pennsylvania’s Fire Fighters have Cancer Presumption legislation.  House Bill 797, sponsored by Representative Frank Farry was signed by Governor Corbett today.

This momentous piece of legislation will now afford our brothers and sisters much needed protection if they are stricken with one of several different types of cancer as a result of their exposure(s) on the job.


The PPFFA has made cancer presumption it’s number one priority for the past several years. 



In the meantime I want to thank all those who helped in this effort.  IAFF General President Schaitberger, DVP Taylor and Rich Duffy, officers, staff and members of the PPFFA, members of both the House of Representatives and Senate who never waivered in their support of Pennsylvania’s fire fighters. A special tip of the hat to Representative Frank Farry, Representative Kevin Murphy, Representative Stephen Barrar Senator John Gordner, Senator Dominic Pileggi, Senator Christine Tartaglione, Senator David Argall and their staffs. I would also be remiss if I didn’t give a shout out to the Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute, who were also instrumental in getting this through.   Without the help, guidance and perseverance of these folks we would not be here today.


The PPFFA pledged to get this done and I am proud to say “mission accomplished.”


More information will follow shortly on this important piece of legislation.





Art Martynuska


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