New law will give South Carolina firefighters battling cancer some financial support

  • Source: WIS-TV NBC/CW 10 Columbia
  • Published: 10/15/2020 12:00 AM

On Wednesday morning, Tracy Williams, the assistant fire chief for the Westview-Fairforest Fire Department in Spartanburg County, joined other firefighters from across the state at the South Carolina State Fire Academy for a ceremonial bill signing for a law that will support firefighters in the state diagnosed with cancer. “There’s a lot of things that go through your mind when you’re diagnosed with cancer,” Wiliams said. He knows about this firsthand. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2009. Eleven years later, he stood next to Governor Henry McMaster as he signed the Firefighter Cancer Healthcare Benefit Plan. Williams said Wednesday is a special day. “This is one more indication of the respect and understanding that our people of South Carolina have expressed through our elected representatives. Understanding the importance and critical, vital role that you play,” McMaster told a group of firefighters.


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