Firefighter WCB Benefits

Res #: 1-08A
Number: 1
Year: 2008
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour

Emergent Resolution 01 – 08A
Firefighter WCB Benefits

WHEREAS there are 7,200 firefighters in the Province of Saskatchewan, 6,400 of whom are volunteers; and


WHEREAS full time, active members of an urban fire department are automatically covered for cardiac injuries under Saskatchewan Worker’s Compensation Board policies but volunteer firefighters are not; and


WHEREAS volunteer firefighters are just as vital to their communities as are their full time urban counterparts;


BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to change Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board policies so that all benefits available to full time, active members of urban fire departments are also provided to volunteer firefighters.