The Department of State Treasurer, which administers the pension benefits for firefighters and rescue squad workers, is committed to keeping you informed about the benefits available to you as member of the Firefighters’ and Rescue Squad Workers’ Pension Fund. The information below outlines fund eligibility.
To be an “eligible firefighter,” you must be 18 or older and belong to a fire department that:
- is rated by the Fire Insurance Rating Bureau and is certified by the Department of Insurance as not less than a Class “9S” department,
- files a roster annually with the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association, which is forwarded to the Pension Fund by January 31 each year, and
- holds training sessions at least 4 hours monthly for which members are required to attend at least 36 hours per year
Training Sessions for Firefighters
Training sessions for firefighters are defined as sessions or drills that prepare firefighters for, or increase their knowledge in, fire prevention, fire suppression, or protection of life and property.
Eligible Rescue Squad Workers
To be an “eligible rescue squad worker,” you must be 18 or older and belong to a rescue squad that:
- is eligible for membership in the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Inc., and
- files a roster annually with the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Inc., which is forwarded to the Pension Fund by January 31 each year.
Eligible rescue squad workers must attend a minimum of 36 hours of training sessions each year.
Training Sessions for Rescue Squad Workers
Training sessions for rescue squad workers are defined as any sessions or drills that prepare rescue squad workers for, or increase their knowledge in, rescue, emergency medical services, injury prevention, or protection of life and property.
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