With the state legislative session over for the year, firefighters and other first responders are looking at some victories. The legislature passed bills to provide voluntary firefighters with the same disability benefits that professional firefighters receive and increase disability pensions for airport firefighters. Another bill would also give firefighters who were at the World Trade Center on 9/11 unlimited sick leave for dealing with diseases and cancers connected to Ground Zero.
The bills will now go to Gov. Cuomo for his signature or veto.