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Second Pulse Responder Files Petition for Benefits

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 368 | 0 | 0 min read

An Orlando firefighter who responded to the Pulse Nightclub shooting is the second first responder to file a claim challenging a state law that generally bars claims for mental injuries, while advocates continue to pressure state lawmakers to expand benefits for first responders who suffer PTSD. Pulse Nightclub Joshua Granada filed the petition on Tuesday, one week after the Orlando Fire Department terminated him for audiotaping what he called a “belligerent” patient who turned out to be City Councilwoman Regina Hill. Firefighters responding to a hotel penthouse found...

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