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New law protects jobs of volunteer firefighters

Posted at 5:20 PM, Dec 11, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-06 16:53:25-05

A new law is making it easier for first responders to help out during a major disaster.

Under the new state law, businesses can't fire volunteer firefighters or ambulance squad members who take off from their regular jobs to respond to a state of emergency. But employer don't have to pay workers during their leave.

The new law goes into effect December 22.