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370 East Maple Avenue 
Suite 203
Langhorne, PA 19047
(215) 752-6750
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
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1500 Desire Avenue
Feasterville, PA 19053
Phone: (215) 942-4067
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Corbett to Sign Farry Bill Designating Cancer as Occupational Disease for Firefighters
1/25/2012
LANGHORNE —Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) will welcome Gov. Tom Corbett for a ceremonial bill signing of Farry’s House Bill 797, which designates cancer as an occupational disease for firefighters meeting certain conditions, on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. at the Langhorne-Middletown Fire Company’s North Station.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend the bill signing. Special parking arrangements have been made to accommodate attendees:

Parking for the public will be available at the Core Creek Park entrance on Woodbourne Road across from Maple Point Middle School. Attendees are asked to park on the left-hand side of the lots near the baseball field. Additionally there will be fire police directing traffic and a shuttle bus to bring attendees to and from the fire house for the event.

Corbett will be present to participate in a mock-signing of the legislation, along with several other state and local officials.

Farry, who also serves as chief of the Langhorne-Middletown Fire Company said he is looking forward to meeting with Governor Corbett and thanking him in person for supporting his initiative.

Under House Bill 797, now known as Act 46 of 2011, firefighters can receive workers’ compensation if they develop cancer and can establish direct exposure to certain carcinogens at fire or hazmat incidents. To be eligible for workers’ compensation, the firefighter would have to have participated in continuous firefighting duty for four or more years and have successfully passed a cancer-free physical exam prior to asserting the claim or engaging in firefighting duties. Legislators have attempted to provide cancer protection for firefighters for 25 years.

The Langhorne-Middletown Fire Company North Station is located at 1741 Langhorne-Yardley Road in Langhorne.

Anyone interested in attending the event can obtain more information, including a map of the available parking, by contacting Farry’s Langhorne office at (215) 752-6750, or by visiting Farry’s website at RepFarry.com, and clicking on “House Bill 797 Bill Signing.”

State Representative Frank Farry
142nd District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Abbey Fosnot
afosnot@pahousegop.com
717.260.6222
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