Sec. 7-314b. Collection of workers’ compensation benefits by volunteer firefighters. Fire duties defined. (a) Any active member of a volunteer fire company or department engaged in volunteer fire duties may collect benefits under the provisions of chapter 568 based on the salary of his employment or the amount specified in subsection (b) of section 7-314a, whichever is greater, if said firefighter is injured while engaged in fire duties.
(b) As used in this section, the term “fire duties” includes duties performed while at fires, answering alarms of fire, answering calls for mutual aid assistance, returning from calls for mutual aid assistance and directly returning from fires, and “active member of a volunteer fire company or department” includes all active members of said fire company or department, fire patrol or fire and police patrol company, whether paid or not paid for their services.
(c) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall only apply if the volunteer firefighter is unable to perform his regular employment duties.
(P.A. 95-243, S. 2.)