Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Personnel Job Protection Act
Senator Susan Collins of Maine has introduced legislation that will protect firefighters and EMS personnel from losing their jobs if they respond to a national emergency. The legislation will prohibit employers from firing or disciplining volunteer firefighters or EMS workers who missed work when responding to a presidential declared emergency or disaster. The legislation is called the Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Personnel Job Protection Act. Read more in Senator Sue Collins' blog. Click here for more information about Maine fire departments.