Bill for earlier firefighter retirement passes senate committee

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A bill to protect firefighters and give them earlier retirement has passed a senate committee.

Posted: Jan. 17, 2018 11:59 PM
Updated: Jan. 18, 2018 12:31 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A bill to protect Indiana firefighters and give them earlier retirement has passed a senate committee.

As we previously reported, studies have revealed higher cancer rates in firefighters due to their exposure to potentially toxic materials.

The bill hopes to reduce those rates by allowing firefighters to retire a couple years earlier. The changes would also apply to police officers.

The bill is authored by local State Senator Ron Alting. Passing committee means the full senate will now hear and potentially vote on the bill.

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