Happy to introduce Sen. Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) this morning. The Senator was in New Rochelle to announce legislation that would establish a cancer registry for firefighters.
There’s much evidence suggesting that the environmental contaminants and toxins inhaled by firefighters can lead to cancer. Schumer’s proposed registry would rigorously quantify and examine these links to better understand causes and more effectively develop prevention measures and treatments.
We were proud to be joined by New Rochelle’s Fire Chief Lou DiMeglio, the local UFFA President Pete Miley, leaders from several other Westchester Fire Departments, and, of course, many of New Rochelle’s bravest.