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Bill Would Compensate Emergency Workers, Not Just Firefighters, for Injuries

Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 673 | 0 | 13 min read

The House on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 615, which contains a provision that allows emergency workers, not just firefighters, to receive workers’ compensation when injured while responding to fires and other urgent situations. The bipartisan vote was 109-6. The bill would amend Section 13 of Chapter 97 in the General Statutes to strike the word “firefighter” and replace it “emergency worker,” and would change the requirement of five years of fire suppression training with five years of emergency response training. It would expand compensability from injuries in...

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