"There are few "LAWS" regarding this issue. Over the years I worked in many different shops. The majority of those jobs couldn't even consider an employee to be free to respond to the "page" and more than that the employee…"
"Hi Gary, I don't know what state you are in but most states have a law in place to protect volunteer firefighters from being fired or reprimanded for being late and/or leaving for calls, NYS has either just passed or they are about to pass the…"
"No laws in any state that I know of. Your employer hires you to work for them, not the fire department. They expect you to do your job especially in the private sector. In the public sector a lot of towns will allow their employees to leave the job…"
"in michigan there is a law prohibiting employers from firing volunteer firefighters and or emts who are late or absent while on an emergency call, MI senate bill 0921, contact me if you want any more info"
"now im not fully sure but last i had heard from my father and guys on his dept its federal law that was put in to affect after 9/11 that an employer can not fire u for going to a fire but can suspend u from work with out pay as long as they feel…"
no , it is a national law that no employer can fire any volunteer fireman or rescue for responding to a call befor your work or during, due to the low persentage of recruting new valunteers. We are in high demand for recruting new members.