Payments to Full-time Firefighters
A firefighter must separate from active service to receive a service pension, unless the firefighter is hired on a full-time basis with the municipality or independent nonprofit firefighting corporation and all of the following conditions are met:
- the firefighter discontinues volunteer firefighter duties;
- the governing body of the municipality or independent nonprofit firefighting corporation files a determination with the relief association board that the firefighter’s experience with and service to the fire department as a full-time firefighter would be difficult to replace; and
- the relief association bylaws are amended to provide for the payment of the service pension or disability benefit for such full-time employees.
Published last in the August 2014 Pension Newsletter