Washington State Law Rules Firefighter’s Cancer Death in the Line of Duty

A former Whatcom County firefighter who died of cancer this week is being listed as a line-of-duty fatality under state law that classifies certain kinds of cancer as job-related.

Firefighter John Swobody died Monday night after a years-long battle with lung cancer, said Chief William Pernett of North Whatcom Fire and Rescue.
– PUB DATE: 6/11/2018 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Bellingham Herald

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