VIDEO: The Firefighter Health and Safety Bill passed another hurdle Monday afternoon.
Senate Bill 160 passed the third reading in the House with a vote of 89 to nine.
Great Falls International Association of Fire Fighters Local Eight President Dave Van Son said they are very excited.
“This is the furthest it has ever made,” Van Son said.
The Health and Safety Bill will provide coverage to firefighters who develop illnesses related to their job.
Montana firefighters have worked for almost two decades to pass such a law in the state and now they hope they are close to the finish line.
“It is about time. There will only be two more states out there sitting to pass this and it sounds like they are very close to doing it as well,” Van Son said.