Nova Scotia moves to protect firefighters

Joins Manitoba and Alberta in extending workers’ compensation benefits to firefighters who contract certain types of cancer
||Last Updated: 04/22/2003


ova Scotia’s government has introduced legislation that will give better workers’ compensation coverage for both paid and volunteer firefighters who develop job-related diseases.

Firefighters who contract certain types of cancers will be eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits. According to the province, studies show that firefighters are more likely to develop cancer from exposure to certain chemicals in fires.