Here’s what KTAR News learned in 2019 about Valley firefighters battling cancer

  • Source: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
  • Published: 12/30/2019 03:53 AM

VIDEO: In July, KTAR News 92.3 FM started following the stories of Valley firefighters diagnosed with cancer and dealing with denied workers’ compensation from their cities. In the original documentary “Fighting Fires and Cancer” — and associated series of in-depth stories — reporter Ali Vetnar and videographer Matt Bertram interviewed firefighters, medical professionals, lawmakers, politicians and others about what can be done for ailing firefighters. Since then, developments have occurred both at the municipal and state levels. Goodyear firefighter Austin Peck died Aug. 31. In September, Glendale Fire Capt Kevin Thompson had his previously denied workers’ compensation claim reversed. Since then, his postponed stem cell transplant was performed.


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