Petition Closed
351
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These Fire Fighters are VOLUNTEERING their time to ensure to protect and serve US. Why do they not get the same immunity those serving our country receive?

Oklahoma Statute 840-2.20

…Employees who are volunteer firefighters pursuant to the Oklahoma Volunteer Firefighters Act and who are called to fight a fire shall not have to use any accrued leave or need to make up any time due to the performance of their volunteer firefighter duties. 8. Employees who are reserve municipal police officers pursuant to Section 34-101 of Title 11 of the Oklahoma Statutes and who miss work in performing their duties in cases of emergency shall not have to use any accrued leave or need to make up any time due to the performance of their reserve municipal police officer duties. 9. Employees who are reserve deputy sheriffs pursuant to Section 547 of Title 19 of the Oklahoma Statutes and who miss work in performing their duties in case of emergency shall not have to use any accrued leave or need to make up any time due to the performance of their reserve deputy sheriff duties. B. Nothing in the Oklahoma Personnel Act is intended to prevent or discourage an appointing authority from disciplining or terminating an employee due to abuse of leave benefits or absenteeism. Appointing authorities are encouraged to consider attendance of employees in making decisions regarding promotions, pay increases, and discipline…

 

What would be do right now if these VOLUNTEERS weren’t here fight all the fires our State has been and continues to battle??

 

At one point in the past 2 weeks every single fire department was dispatched fighting fires.  That means all of those VOLUNTEER Fire Fighters were and are essential in protecting and saving hundreds or thousands of homes, businesses and structures.  There are more volunteer Fire Departments than paid (http://www.firefightersonline.com/engine/departments.asp).

 

Take a stand for all Fire Fighters and tell our Legislation how important ALL our Fire Fighters are!

Letter to
Oklahoma Legislator
Oklahoma State House
Oklahoma State Senate
and 1 other
Oklahoma Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Oklahoma Legislator.

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Give Volunteer Firefighters more Security

These Firefighters are VOLUNTEERING their time to ensure to protect and serve US. Why do they not get the same immunity those serving our country receive?
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Sincerely,