Hometown Heroes Assistance Program Supports Minnesota’s Firefighters

Minnesota’s firefighters will receive vital supplemental state health assistance thanks to the Hometown Heroes Assistance Program, chief authored by Senator Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie) and Representative Cheryl Youakim (DFL-Hopkins). The bipartisan legislation, SF2264 and HF1782, addresses the alarmingly high incidence of cancer, cardiac issues and emotional trauma facing the state’s 22,000 firefighters.