Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, County Council President Marilyn J. Praisner, Fire Chief Thomas W. Carr, Jr., Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association President Marcine D. Goodloe and the association’s executive director, Eric N. Bernard, today finalized an historic agreement. The first of its kind in the nation, the agreement gives volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians a host of benefits, including an improved death benefit, additional medical expenses associated with annual physicals, and length of service awards.
“Our fire service is among the best – if not the
best -- in the world, and it is due in large part to the dedicated men and women who serve under the leadership of Chief Tom Carr,” said Leggett. “These volunteers put their lives on the line on a regular basis in order to help others, and I am pleased that they will benefit from this new agreement.”
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