TITLE

New Survivor Benefits Mean Changes to SOPs

AUTHOR(S)
Bennett, Lawrence
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on changes in the Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefit Act, which extend the federal death benefits under the Public Safety Officers' Survivors Benefits Program to deaths by heart attack or stroke within 24 hours of on-duty activities. This legislation which was supported by International Association of Fire Chiefs and the International Association of Fire Fighters, doesn't include deaths where the firefighter performed only administrative duties during the shift. The law became effective on December 15, 2003 for deaths on that day or thereafter.
ACCESSION #
12628302

 

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