A long time coming but finally here. Thank you to the Portsmouth Delegation of the Virginia General Assembly for your YEARS of support to help us get this passed. Senator John Cosgrove, Senator L. Louise Lucas, Senator Mamie Locke, Friends of Don Scott, Delegate Stephen E. HeretickToday (finally!!) cancers of the brain, colon and testes as well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are now covered under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act. This change is a tremendous victory for Virginia’s fire fighters and their families. And a long-time coming!
Thank you to Delegate Stephen E. Heretick, Delegate Alex Q. Askew, Jennifer Carroll Foy, Emily Brewer and Delegate David Reid as well as Senators Jill Vogel, Senator John Cosgrove, Richard Saslaw, and Jeremy McPike for their leadership and relentless support! #vpff #unionstrong #truecancerpresumption ... See MoreSee Less
FINALLY! 8 years too late for me but grateful that those behind me will have a less humiliating and degrading expierence than I had while trying to recieve WC. Job well done to all those who made it happen! ❤
Where do the other candidates stand on Labor issues? We need city council members that support our Firefighters, Paramedics, and Dispatchers. Public Safety is always a priority for our citizens, it must remain a priority for the city council. ... See MoreSee Less
I am the first responders candidate, being apart of an union, I understand dealing with 4 dozen different ideas, and am prepared to help our emergency service people. I applaud you all for your service, but most importantly I will work to fully staff, and fund our First responders across the board. I’ve proposed doing monthly town halls with the fire departments, and quarterly town halls with the police department. Here the members can vent, tell me their concerns, and I will bring this information back to the city council and get them addressed.
We represent the active and retired members of the Portsmouth Fire Department. We are a proud member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, as well as the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters.