Sunday, November 8, 2009
“Wisconsin Bill Offers Mandatory Protection for Volunteers” by Rick Benedict tells of a Bill that would allow volunteer first responders to be excused from work, its important that volunteer first responders don’t have to worry about losing a job while on a call. There are thousands of volunteer first responders in the U.S. and all have other jobs. Bosses of these volunteers most of the time don’t like seeing there workers leave to go on a call and will often fire their employers. The bill being proposed will let volunteers leave work “unpaid leave” work for calls. This bill would benefit first responders greatly because they wouldn’t have to worry about work and that wouldn’t be a factor for workers. Also this could recruit more volunteers or retired volunteers who could now commit to the first responder job.