Discussion Paper - Coverage for Volunteer Members of Fire Brigades
At issue was whether WorkSafeBC policy pertaining to coverage of volunteer firefighters should be amended to reflect current practice. Specifically, the following issues were identified for policy clarification:
- Coverage during participation in off-site training sessions which have a strong practice component; and
- Coverage during travel in cases of emergency.
- Recognizing the expanded scope of a volunteer firefighter's duties; and
- Replacing reference to “fire brigade” and “siren” with updated language.
Consultation closed June 8, 2007.