IAFF Endorses Military Fire Fighter PFAS Compensation Bill

January 19, 2024

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"The IAFF is proud to throw its support behind the Military Fire Fighters PFAS Compensation Bill (H.R. 6946), introduced by U.S. Reps. Marilyn Strickland and Bill Posey Jan. 10.  

H.R. 6946 seeks to establish a fund for military fire fighters to provide timely, adequate compensation to current and former military fire fighters and survivors suffering from illnesses related to on-the-job PFAS exposure. 

“Military fire fighters, including our 16th District members employed at military installations, play a critical role in our nation’s security,” said General President Edward Kelly.  “Sadly, in the course of this essential work, these brave men and women are unnecessarily exposed to toxic PFAS-laden firefighting foams, subjecting them to higher rates of cancer and other serious health effects."