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Widow Fights for Firefighter’s Families

April 29th, 2010 by flanews

If a Florida firefighter dies in training, instead of during an emergency, benefits are cut to their families. Kristen Currys husband died during training in Volusia County in 2007. Shortly after his death she and her six year-old son Owen lost their health insurance. Kristen is asking lawmakers to close the loophole.

I didnt even realize what had happened until probably a couple of months later because obviously we were in a very emotional state, but when we found out it was devastating and I though that maybe our county would step up and take care of us but unfortunately they didnt, said Kristen.

Thats what brought Kristen to the state capitol. Legislation to close the loophole passed the Senate, but House leadership has refused to take it up. Theres still one more day for the House to act.

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