Towns and Cities
Relief of Injured and Deceased Fire Fighters and Police Officers
R.I. Gen. Laws § 45-19-9
§ 45-19-9. Fire fighters protected — Relief to volunteer fire fighters injured in line of duty — Physician's written report.
Officers and members in active service in all incorporated protective departments cooperating with fire departments, and any person performing the duties of a fire fighter in a town or city having no organized or permanent fire department, are entitled to the benefits of that service; provided, that whenever any member of any volunteer fire company or call fire company, whether the company is incorporated or not, becomes either wholly or partially incapacitated from earning a livelihood by reasons of injuries received in the performance of his or her duties, the bureau may, in its discretion, make a regular monthly payment of relief to the member from the fund of not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100) for any one month, and may continue the monthly payments so long as the bureau deems the relief fitting and necessary in each particular case; and provided, further, that any member, receiving benefits under this section, shall file with the secretary of the fire fighter's relief fund of Rhode Island, sixty (60) days after his or her discharge by the member's attending physician, a written report signed by the physician giving the date, duration, and nature of injuries and other details pertaining to the injuries.
History of Section.
P.L. 1904, ch. 1161, § 4; G.L. 1909, ch. 363, § 26; P.L. 1912, ch. 855, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 416, § 22; P.L. 1931, ch. 1748, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 351, § 5; P.L. 1943, ch. 1375, § 2; P.L. 1951, ch. 2750, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 45-19-9; P.L. 1984, ch. 333, § 1.