AFSO21's Weekend Wrap-up Podcast

Firefighter Dan Casson Cancer Update & Congressional PFAS Legislation

October 17, 2020 Kevin Ferrara & Dan Casson Season 1 Episode 21
AFSO21's Weekend Wrap-up Podcast
Firefighter Dan Casson Cancer Update & Congressional PFAS Legislation
Show Notes

In this episode of AFSO21 Radio, The Weekend Wrap-up, host Kevin Ferrara invites former firefighter and cancer warrior Dan Casson back to the show.  Dan talks about his cancer treatments and how he was awarded new ratings pertaining to his cancer.

Dan speaks from the heart and soul about how the various forms of cancer his doctors believe are a result of repeated exposure to AFFF and PFAS has taken a toll on him and his family.

Dan and Kevin talk about going to Washington to confront Congress as representatives from all states continue to discuss various legislation regarding PFAS and firefighter, military and civilian alike.

Later in the episode, host Kevin Ferrara highlights a few pieces of legislation currently introduced in Congress and the status of each.  As more cases of firefighters enduring cancer are being reported, it's shocking to hear Kevin state various pieces of legislation regarding PFAS that was introduced has been sitting somewhat idle for over a year.

Links to legislation host, Kevin Ferrara discusses.
H.R. 535 - PFAS Action Act of 2019

H.R. 2102 - VET PFAS Act

S. 1105 - PFAS Registry Act of 2019

H.R. 1174 - Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2019

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