Thursday, March 8, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott to sign PTSD Benefits Bill for first responders

Gov. Rick Scott declared this day Florida Firefighters Appreciation Day and urged the community to thank first responders. Gov. Scott also announced he will sign a PTSD Benefits Bill. It's a continuation of the state's support of first responders and their families. It will ensure those firefighters suffering from PTSD will receive workers’ compensation benefits.

"It's a hidden killer in the profession. This benefit is needed so we ensure our firefighters don't have... their only option, our first responders don't look to suicide as the outlet to sort through the demons they deal with and these horrific images," said Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis. 
By: Erika Fernandez | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 7, 2018

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