Friday, May 9, 2014

Fire Fighters Applaud New Cancer Regulations

Kenora's Fire and Emergency Services Department is applauding a decision by the
provincial government to expand cancer coverage for fire fighters.

The regulation change was made last week just before the provincial election was

Fire Chief Warren Brinkman says cancer is just one of their on-the-job hazards.

The province is adding breast, testicular and multiple melanoma to the list of cancers
fire fighters can get coverage for immediately.

Prostate, lung and skin cancers will be phased in by 2017.