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Can a person be a volunteer firefighter and still receive workman's comp?

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Answered 2008-07-30 20:23:41

CA Labor Code 3361. Each member registered as an active firefighting member of any regularly organized volunteer fire department, having official recognition, and full or partial support of the government of the county, city, town, or district in which the volunteer fire department is located, is an employee of that county, city, town, or district for the purposes of this division, and is entitled to receive compensation from the county, city, town or district in accordance with the provisions thereof.

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