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Bill Would Extend WC to Volunteer Workers, Not Just Firefighters

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | 653 | 0 | 167 min read

When a volunteer at a bingo-night fundraiser for a Pennsylvania volunteer fire department crushed her hand in a door this summer, she was told that the injury was not compensable because she wasn't actually a firefighter. Another worker at a carnival this year was injured so badly that she is unable to work, but she, too, was told by the insurer that she was out of luck.  Meanwhile, the number of volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania continues to dwindle, from 250,000 in the 1970s to fewer than 50,000 today, officials said Tuesday. House Bill 1909, introduced by state Rep. Kr...

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