SUBPART B-2. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
RELATIVE TO FIREMEN
§2011. Development of cancer during employment in fire service; occupational disease
A. Because of exposure to heat, smoke, and fumes or carcinogenic, poisonous, toxic,
or chemical substances, when a firefighter in the classified service who has completed ten
or more years of service is unable to perform his regular duties in the fire service in this state
by reason of a disabling cancer, such cancer shall be classified as an occupational disease or
infirmity connected with the duties of a firefighter. The disease or infirmity shall be
presumed to have been caused by or to have resulted from the work performed. This
presumption shall be rebuttable by evidence meeting judicial standards, and shall be
extended to a member following termination of service for a period of three months for each
full year of service not to exceed sixty months commencing with the last actual date of
B. The disabling cancer referred to in Subsection A shall be limited to the types of
cancer which may be caused by exposure to heat, smoke, radiation, or a known or suspected
carcinogen as defined by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The disabling
cancer shall also be limited to a cancer originating in the bladder, brain, colon, liver,
pancreas, skin, kidney, or gastrointestinal tract, and leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple
C. The affected employee or his survivors shall be entitled to all rights and benefits
as granted by state law to which one suffering an occupational injury is entitled as service
connected in the line of duty.
D. The provisions of this Section shall not be construed to affect in any way the
provisions of R.S. 33:2581.
Acts 1995, No. 214, §1; Acts 2004, No. 641, §1.