Towns and Cities
Relief of Injured and Deceased Fire Fighters and Police Officers
R.I. Gen. Laws § 45-19-10
§ 45-19-10. Rate and duration of disability benefits.
(a) All call fire fighters, volunteers, and all others eligible for the benefits of the fund who are injured in the line of fire duty or who suffer illness directly attributed to fire duty, are entitled to benefits as follows: At the rate of fifty dollars ($50.00) for each day during which he or she is unable to attend to his or her ordinary duties by reason of the injuries or illness; provided, the benefits do not continue for longer than ninety (90) days from the date of the injury or illness; and further provided, that the board may extend the benefits if it deems it advisable so to do.
(b) The board shall furnish the forms to be sent in as proof of the disability or illness and shall make rules that are necessary for the proper functioning of the board.
History of Section.
G.L. 1938, ch. 351, § 10; P.L. 1948, ch. 2012, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 45-19-10; P.L. 1966, ch. 167, § 1; P.L. 1984, ch. 333, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 531, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 370, art. 27, § 1.