Volunteer Fire Agencies Under Pressure

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Fire departments across the state and across the country are battling new rules that could force them to reshuffle or downsize their teams of volunteer firefighters. They say new health care requirements and limitations in how much they can compensate are making it harder to hold onto them.¬†And for some rural … Continue reading »

Volunteer Firefighters and ACA

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Representative Greg Walden has signed his support for a bill exempting volunteer firefighters from health insurance. The bill was introduced to U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee on December 10th. It waive requirements in the Affordable Care Act that would force districts to provide health insurance to those volunteers. … Continue reading »