ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Monday, Senator Judy Seeberger’s (DFL-Afton) bill that would provide $3.5 million to Firefighters for Healing to create a facility to provide temporary housing for burn victims, first responders, and their families was heard in the Jobs and Economic Development Committee. In response, Senator Seeberger released the following statement:
“Firefighters and other first responders put their lives and physical safety on the line to keep our communities safe. As a paramedic by trade, I have seen firsthand the dangerous situations first responders are exposed to while dutifully performing the job. The work of firefighters, in particular, is inherently dangerous and requires tremendous courage and self-sacrifice. In the terrible situations where these first responders are injured, they deserve the support of their communities as they recover. My bill to fund the work of Firefighters for Healing, a non-profit that supports burn survivor patients and firefighters after a line of duty injury, will help provide this much needed and deserved support.”
Senate File 910 was laid over in the Jobs and Economic Development Committee to be considered for inclusion in an omnibus bill.