Bill protecting volunteer firefighters from vascular injuries heading to Cuomo’s desk

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Volunteer firefighters could soon be covered for vascular injuries they suffer while responding to fires.

This is a push NewsChannel 13 has been covering for several months.

A state Senate bill passed Wednesday afternoon honors Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company Chief James Brooks, who died last year after a vascular rupture he suffered responding to a fire.

The cost of his care was more than $1 million, but insurance didn’t cover it. This bill would change that.

It passed the Assembly last week, and is headed to the governor’s desk.