AFSO21's Weekend Wrap-up Podcast

Proposed "Burn Pit" Legislation

March 07, 2022 Kevin Ferrara Season 3 Episode 3
AFSO21's Weekend Wrap-up Podcast
Proposed "Burn Pit" Legislation
Show Notes

In this episode, host, Kevin Ferrara clarifies what "Burn Pits" is defined as and how it is  misleading to military firefighters.

The Promise to Address  Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, proposes to establish presumptive of 23 service connected medical conditions to include respiratory illnesses and cancers for eligible veterans who deployed to certain locations where "Burn Pits" were in operation.  Kevin explains how these provisions will not affect military firefighters exposed to toxins from fire training "burn pits".

In addition to the legislative provisions, Kevin talks about the AFFF registry that will only apply to "eligible" individuals. 

As always, please comment on  the episode and share your questions with Kevin and his audience.

Links:
 Plan to give new benefits to burn pits victims passes House, faces difficult path ahead (Military Times Article)

H.R. 3967, Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021

Link to H.R. 3967 actions

Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act


  

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