Thursday, May 1, 2014

Ontario Increases Cancer Coverage For Firefighters

The provincial government is extending the support for firefighters and their families.  Six cancers are now added to the list of those presumed to be related to their work. Breast cancer, multiple myeloma and testicular cancer will be added to the list immediately. Prostate cancer, lung cancer and skin cancer will be phased in by 2017.   Eric Nordlund, the local spokesperson for the Ontario Firefighters Association calls it great news and hopes it brings closure to some of the families of firefighters in the city who have died from these cancers.