Volunteer rescue workers injured in the line of duty would receive job protection under a bill passed by the Kentucky House.
Firefighters, rescue squad members, emergency medical technicians, and peace officers would be covered under the bill.
The measure would make it illegal for employers to fire someone after being injured while doing volunteer work. The bill would require an employer to keep an injured volunteer's job open for up to 12 months.
The bill passed unanimously in the House yesterday and now goes to the Senate.