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Bill to Expand PSOB Benefits for Heart Attacks Gaining Momentum in House

06/09/2003
Washington, D.C. - Legislation that would expand the Public Safety Officers Benefits (PSOB) program to ensure that the families of more fallen firefighters, police, and EMS personnel are provided for is quickly gaining momentum in the U.S. House of Representatives and now has a majority of House members as cosponsors.The Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act (H.R. 919) would ensure that a public safety officer who suffers a fatal heart attack or stroke while on duty or not later than 24 hours after participating in a training exercise or responding to an emergency situation, is presumed to have died in the line of duty for purposes of public safety officer survivor benefits. The legislat...

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