Bill to support injured firefighters signed into law

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A bill passed to support injured firefighters has officially been signed into law.

The Chief James Brooks Jr. Act adds vascular rupture to the list of injuries covered under the Volunteer Firefighters’ Benefit Law.

It was named after Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company Chief James Brooks, who died last year. He suffered a vascular rupture responding to a fire.

Insurance didn’t cover the cost of his care. This bill will change that.