Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Iowa Code 100B.31

Summary Title

Workers' Compensation: Volunteer Firefighter, Emergency Medical Personnel, and Reserve Law Enforcement Officer


A volunteer firefighter, emergency medical personnel, or a reserve peace officer, who is injured or killed while performing their duties, is entitled to workers' compensation.

Full Title

Volunteer emergency services provider death benefit - eligibility

Full Text

a. If the department of public safety determines, upon the receipt of evidence and proof from the fire chief or supervising officer, that the death of a volunteer emergency services provider was the direct and proximate result of a traumatic personal injury incurred in the line of duty as a volunteer, a line of duty death benefit in an amount of one hundred thousand dollars shall be paid in a lump sum to the volunteer emergency services provider’s beneficiary. A line of duty death benefit payable under this subsection shall be in addition to any other death benefit payable to the volunteer emergency services provider.