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122 South Bradford Street
PO Box 1849
Dover, DE 19903

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Phone: 1-302-734-9390
Toll Free: 1-877-455-3832
Fax: 1-302-734-9404


Firefighter Benefits
Pension Plan
Delaware Volunteer Firemen & Ladies Auxiliary Members are all eligible to receive a pension for their service to their company and the State of Delaware. The Pension Plan is administered by the State of Delaware. The eligibility to receive a years credit for the pension plan are guided by each individual company as far as how you qualify

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Funeral Expenses
A maximum of $ 7,000 in funeral expenses for a member of a volunteer fire company, ladies auxiliary or volunteer ambulance and rescue company paid directly to the funeral director by the funeral director submitting the proper form to the state. The form can be downloaded from the DVFA web site.
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Insurance Coverage Office
Duncan Center, 3 rd Floor
500 W. Loockerman St.
Suite 300 Dover, DE 19904

Phone 739-3651
Toll free 877-277-4185
Fax 302-739-5345


Workman's Comp
Volunteer firefighters receive payments for disabilities received in the line of duty, including traveling to and from rescue operations. Those with permanent disabilities receive $500 per month plus an additional $50 per month for each child under the age of 18. Amount may be reduced if the volunteer receives payment for the same disability from another governmental organization.

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Industrial Accident Board
Division of Industrial Affairs, Dept. of Labor
Office of the Secretary
Post Office Box 9954
Wilmington, DE 19809-9954
Phone: (302)761-8200


State Tax
Active members of a fire department or ladies' auxiliary are eligible for a $400 state income tax credit.

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Division of Revenue
Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 577-8200


Blood Bank
Volunteer Firefighters are eligible to join the Delaware Blood Bank which entitles them and their family to blood nationwide if needed.

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Delaware Federal Credit Union
Volunteer Firefighters are eligible to join the Delaware Federal Credit Union.

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Firefighter License Plates
Volunteer Firefighters are eligible to get a special "Delaware Volunteer Firefighter's License Plate" for their vehicles.

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Health Care
The Delaware State Department of Public Health provides Hepatitis C shots. Some firefighters may also qualify for flu shots. Additionally, the state legislature partially funds a "Critical Incident Stress Management" program, which provides services to firefighters and members of the ladies' auxiliary.

Additionally, fulltime paid employees of volunteer fire departments can receive health insurance through the State of Delaware employee health care plans

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Malpractice
Volunteer firefighters are exempt from liability for any damages alleged to have been sustained while the volunteer was giving aid. Firefighters are only liable if the damages were caused willfully, wantonly, recklessly, or by gross negligence.

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