Assemblyman Raymond Walter (R,C,I-Amherst) recently sponsored legislation which establishes the Main-Transit Volunteer Exempt Firefighter's Benevolent Association. This will assist volunteer firefighters who are disabled or indigent and their families, as well as strengthen existing volunteer fire service. Walter indicated that such measures are the least that the state can do to support these courageous volunteers.
“If our volunteer firefighters are prepared to risk life and limb to protect our families, then we must step up to the plate and protect these heroes and their families,” said Walter. “The Main-Transit Volunteer Exempt Firefighter’s Benevolent Association will create a mechanism to make sure all of our volunteer fire services have the tools they need to do their job and that the men and women performing those duties are taken care of in case of emergency, as well as their families. I thank Senator Michael Ranzenhofer for sponsoring this legislation in the State Senate, and I commend all of my colleagues that joined in support of this critical measure to thank and support our courageous volunteers.”