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    Default Volunteer firefighter protection act

    I recently had someone tell me about an law that had passed protecting volunteer firemen from losing their jobs when they respond to a call. Has anyone else heard this and where would I obtain info on it.

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    The law varies from state to state. This recent one passed in Illinois. We've had this law in my state for years.

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=46&id=34542

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    It's been the law here in PA for years. Don't know where you can find a copy of the law but you might want to start at the state fire commissioner's office.
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    I would say do a search...but yeah, in ohio, if you can document your a firefighter, its on file with your employer, and you present a copy of the run sheet your *** is covered.

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    Does anyone know if we have a law like this in KS?

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    Cool How I found the one for Ohio......

    I went to a major search engine that rhymes with "Boogle" and entered "Ohio Revised Code", when I found a searchable copy I searched for "Volunteer Firefighter". Obviously it gave me many options, but I was able to find, copy & print an exact copy of the Law. This should work for other states that have their Revised Codes on the Web.

    I have already used it once, but because the boss & the person I was to relieve knew in advance of the possibility there was no problem in my being late.

    Good Luck.
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