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City's Firefighter Injuries On Decline, but Service Calls Are Up

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | 0

Medical and indemnity paid to injured firefighters for the City of Norwalk, Connecticut, fell in 2021, the second consecutive year of declining workers' compensation rates for the 140-member fire department. Injured firefighters were paid $330,00 in benefits last year, a 45% drop from $606,000 paid in 2020, according to a report by the Middletown Press newspaper. It's also a 72% decline from the $1.19 million paid in benefits in 2019. The paper said 14 firefighter personnel sustained serious injuries that required time away from work in 2021. In 2019, 21 serious injuries were re...

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