Cancer Registry Act passes and signed by President Trump

On Tuesday July 3rd members of the New Jersey fire service joined Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. and United States Senator Bob Menendez at Englewood Fire Headquarters for an event to celebrate the passage of the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act. Menendez and Pascrell, are the prime sponsors of this landmark legislation to protect firefighters from cancer risks.

 

The bill creates a national cancer registry for firefighters diagnosed with the deadly disease and calls on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor and study the relationship between career-long exposure to dangerous fumes and toxins and the incidence of cancer in firefighters to determine if there is a link, and to develop better protective gear and prevention techniques.

"Just as the members of the NJ FMBA will never waver in answering an alarm, acting when the situation is most dire, Senator Menendez and Congressman Pascrell have never faltered in their support for us,” stated Wayne Wolk, Executive Vice President, NJ FMBA.

“This is serious legislation that will ultimately allow our members to continue to serve our communities while protecting our health through research, prevention and proper equipment to minimize the causes of a cancer related incident.  This is the kind of action we want to see coming out of Washington, D.C., and it’s no surprise that it is two powerful leaders from New Jersey making it happen.”

 

 

 


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