Volunteer Firefighers - When a Volunteer is a Worker Fast Fact

Municipal volunteer firefighters and Northern Fire Protection Program (NFPP) volunteer firefighters are workers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Therefore the Act and regulations apply to volunteer and composite fire services. Workplace parties will need to ensure that the fire service complies with the applicable requirements such as roles and responsibilities of workplace parties, health and safety representative and joint health and safety committee.

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