Leadership

“Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!”

This week is a very critical week and your help is needed so out of respect for your time I will keep this really short and sweet with a “begging” overtone.

While it is sad that there has to be a begging overtone there is no choice. This week is the final week that Congress will meet in 2015. It is expected that they will make a decision on whether or not to support and fund the Zadroga Act.

In order to pass before the end of the year, it must be voted on as part of the omnibus spending bill or be attached to a tax-extending bill.

Please call your elected officials in the House of Representatives and the Senate and urge them to fully fund and support HR 1786.

Simply put the bill would pay for medical care for emergency medical workers and others, including police officers, firefighters and construction workers who risked their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, or in the weeks and months after to recover bodies and begin the cleanup. They were exposed to toxic chemicals that have sickened or killed many of them.

Why should you as a firefighter make this call? Because this could have been you on 9/11 and could be you the next time our country is attacked. This is truly about “actions not words” related to the brother and sisterhood of firefighters.

Please make the call today and pas this on to your firefighters, family and friends. Please have them make the call.

There are firefighters literally fading away from cancer and those who soon will be that we cannot allow our country to turn its back on. They need our support in the same exact manner that you may need the same support.

How to Contact Your Member of Congress
Text “911” to 877877 to be connected to your representative or call 888-701-7499

Tell your Congressional Representatives to co-sponsor the Renewal of the James Zadroga 911 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act

Please take a few quick minutes now to make the call. Your help absolutely matters to those firefighters who are yelling “mayday!”  And so far, they are still not rescued.