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Fire-Rescue Grants and Relief Funds

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Rescue Squad Worker's Relief Fund

General Statute and Explanation

G.S. 58-88-1-30

Funding:

G.S. 20-183.7 (c) (3) Twelve cents (.12) of vehicle inspection stickers.

Purpose:

To financially assist any rescue or EMS worker in active service from financial loss while in the performance of his/her duties.

Eligibility Criteria:

Any member of a rescue squad or EMS service who is eligible for membership in the North Carolina Association of Rescue & EMS and who has attended a minimum of 36 hours of training and meetings in the last calendar year; and each rescue squad or EMS service whose members are eligible for membership in the "Association" who has filed a roster certifying to the "Associations" secretary-treasurer who certifies to the Commissioner of Insurance by January 1 of each calendar year that all eligible members have met the requirements, shall be eligible for the Fund. Any eligible member who, in the actual discharge of his or her duties as rescue or EMS personnel, is made sick by disease contracted or becomes disabled, shall be entitled to the benefits from the Fund.

Additional Use of Funds:

To award scholarships to children of members, deceased members or retired members in good standing, for the purpose of attending a two year or four year college or university, and for the purpose of attending a two year course of study at a community college or an accredited trade or technical school, located in the State of North Carolina, contingent of active membership in the rescue or EMS service by the parent or parents.

Death benefits to those persons who were actually dependent upon any member killed in the line of duty.

The North Carolina Department of Insurance receives the monies collected from the Department of Motor vehicles and disburses to the North Carolina Association of Rescue & EMS for payment of benefits Mr. Gordon Joyner, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, North Carolina Association of Rescue & EMS, Post Office Box 1914, Goldsboro, NC 27530-1914, 919-736-0506.