Sec. 7-433d. Injury or death of fireman while engaged in fire duties with another company. Any uniformed member of a paid fire department who offers his services to an officer or person in charge of another fire company which is actively engaged in fire duties, and whose services are accepted by such officer or person, shall be entitled to receive benefits under chapter 568, and under the contributory or noncontributory retirement system of the municipality for which such services were performed, in the event of his injury or death arising out of such services, as if he were a member of the fire department of such municipality.
(1971, P.A. 520.)
This section does not apply to a paid firefighter’s on-duty response to a mutual aid request from a neighboring municipality because that firefighter remains covered by his home municipality for workers’ compensation benefits, and pursuant to Sec. 31-284, an employer’s liability is not limited on the basis of where the employee’s injury occurred, even when the employee is temporarily lent to another entity, as long as the injury occurred during the scope of the employee’s employment; this section applies only in good Samaritan situations in which an individual paid firefighter independently happens upon a fire in another municipality, makes a personal offer to help that is accepted, and is injured while fighting the fire. 295 C. 35.