Tag Archives: St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue

Florida Court Rules Cancer Law Covers Illness Diagnosed Prior to Enactment

A Florida firefighter who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer last year, prior to the passage of the state’s cancer benefit law for firefighters in May of this year, has prevailed in his efforts to secure benefits under the act. Last week, Judge Thomas Ramsberger granted summary judgment to St. Petersburg Lieutenant Jason Francis. Lt. Francis sued St. Petersburg last July...

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First Suit Filed Over Florida’s Firefighter Cancer Presumption Law

A St. Petersburg fire lieutenant who was diagnosed with cancer last year, and who was denied coverage under Florida’s newly enacted cancer presumption law, has filed suit. Lt. Jason Francis filed suit against the city of St. Petersburg. He filed for benefits under Florida Statutes 112.1816 on July 1, 2019, which incidentally was the day the law went into effect.

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St. Pete Firefighters Sue MSA Over Cairns 1044 Helmets

Four St. Petersburg, Florida firefighters filed suit against Mine Safety Appliances and a local vendor earlier this month claiming that their Cairns 1044 fire helmets injured their necks and backs. They join firefighter Scott Crowell who filed the identical suit in 2013.

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