U.S. House vote to expand federal firefighters benefits seen as step toward parity

Bill accounts for increased risk of cancer in wildland firefighters, making it easier for workers’ compensation claims

By: - May 16, 2022 4:00 am
U.S. Forest Service firefighters

U.S. Forest Service firefighters prepare to battle the Caldor Fire on Aug. 31, 2021, in Meyers, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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