New Insurance Protection For Our Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance EMTs

By Mark T. Freeley, Esq. (Open Post)December 5, 2013 at 9:41am Great news for those that bravely serve our communities as volunteers in the fire departments and ambulance services. New York State Insurance Law, section 3420 was recently amended to provide Supplementary Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage to all volunteer or employed members. This new law ensures that members are provided with bodily injury insurance coverage, if they are injured during the operation or use of a "Fire vehicle" due to the fault of another motor vehicle that is uninsured or underinsured.
In other words, this coverage will be available to any member that suffers injuries in the course of their duties due to the fault of a driver of another vehicle that has little or no insurance coverage on their car.
This is peace of mind for our volunteers who are placing themselves in harm's way to provide help to us in our time of need. They will now be able to be more fully compensated for serious injuries that they sustain due to the fault of another driver that does not have adequate insurance coverage.
Please share this information with any of our volunteers that you may know, and let them know that we appreciate all that they do for us.
Mark T. Freeley, Esq. -