Reclassify Palm Beach County Ocean Rescue EMT/Lifeguards under the FRS Special Risk Class

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Under Fla State Statutes 121.0515 Special Risk Class.

(4) PROCEDURE FOR DESIGNATING.—
(a) Any member of the Florida Retirement System employed by a county, municipality, or special district who feels that his or her position meets the criteria set forth in this section for membership in the Special Risk Class may request that his or her employer submit an application to the department requesting that the department designate him or her as a Special Risk member. If the employer agrees that the member meets the requirements for Special Risk Class membership, the employer shall submit an application to the department on behalf of the employee containing a certification that the member meets the criteria for Special Risk Class membership set forth in this section and such other supporting documentation as may be required by administrative rule.

On 9/13/2016 six people spoke in support for Palm Beach County Ocean Rescue to be reclassified into the Special Risk Classification at the Palm Beach County commission meeting.

They explained why lifeguards are deserving of special risk retirement benefits (The same benefits as Firefighters, EMT's & Law Enforcement Officers). They urged the commission to sign the form authorizing the state to give special risk retirement benefits for Palm Beach County lifeguards.

The county attorney and county administrator urged the commission not to sign the form.

This page is to help bring the public to recognize & support Open H20 Lifeguard/EMT's in getting the same Special Risk Status as Firefighters, EMT's & LEO.

 



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