Public Safety

An Act relative to death benefits to surviving spouses of call and volunteer firefighters – S.1409

This bill closes an important gap in the protections provided to the families of call/volunteer firefighters who may be killed in the line-of-duty in Massachusetts. It provides that a call/volunteer firefighter’s surviving spouse and minor children will be eligible for group health insurance through their city or town in a similar manner as the dependents of career firefighters killed in the line-of-duty and retirees.