A cancer diagnosis is always tragic, and tragedy has been mounting among volunteer firefighters. New York State is home to over 90,000 volunteer firefighters who sacrifice their time, their safety and, too often, their health in service to their communities.Firefighters like those featured in this video are significantly more likely to develop many types of cancer than the general population, largely due to the high levels of carcinogens and other toxins found in burning buildings and hazardous environments.
There is legislation before the New York State Senate and Assembly that would extend presumptive cancer coverage to volunteer firefighters, ensuring that those who have sacrificed on behalf of their communities will not be left searching for help.
The Firemenís Association of the State of New York (FASNY) urges you to call your state senators and Assembly members, and tell them that no firefighter should ever have to face cancer alone.
Visit http://fasny.com/fightcancer and share this video with family and friends on social media to get involved!