|June 3, 2016 03:53 PM
|Representative Frank A. Farry
|All House members
|Expanding Disability Coverage to Additional First Responders
|In the near future, I will be introducing legislation to amend Act 193 of 1935, the Enforcement Officer Disability Benefits Law. This law is also referred to as the Heart and Lung Act.
My proposal will simply add additional first responders to the Act who are not currently covered under the Act but perform in many cases the exact same duties as those who are currently covered. These responders were overlooked when the law was drafted.
Examples of individuals I proposed to include are:
Firefighters employed by any government entity should be covered under the law, including firefighters who are also EMS certified personnel who are also employed by a city fire department acting in the capacity as a certified EMS responder.
Please consider cosponsoring this important legislation.
Introduced as HB2148