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TITLE 5. LOCAL AGENCIES [50001 - 57607]

  ( Title 5 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

DIVISION 1. CITIES AND COUNTIES [50001 - 52203]

  ( Division 1 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

PART 1. POWERS AND DUTIES COMMON TO CITIES AND COUNTIES [50001 - 51298.5]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

CHAPTER 4. Police Officers’ Pension Fund and Firemen’s Pension Fund [50800 - 50927]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

ARTICLE 6. Extraterritorial Activities of Firemen [50925 - 50927]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 142. )

50925.
  

As used in this article the term “firefighter” shall be deemed to include only a member of a fire department of cities, counties, cities and counties, districts or other public or municipal corporations or political subdivisions, whether the members are volunteer, partly paid, or fully paid, excepting those whose principal duties are clerical, such as stenographers, telephone operators and other workers not engaged in fire-suppression or rescue operations or the protection or preservation of life or property. These firefighters shall be regularly employed, or in the case of a volunteer, shall be regularly enrolled as such.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 89, Sec. 5.)

50926.
  

Whenever any fireman of a city, county, city and county, district, or other public or municipal corporation or political subdivision is injured, dies or is disabled from performing his duties as a fireman by reason of his proceeding to or engaging in a fire suppression or rescue operation, or the protection or preservation of life or property, anywhere in this state, including the local jurisdiction in which he is employed, but is not at the time acting under the immediate direction of his employer, he or his dependents, as the case may be, shall be accorded by his employer all of the same benefits of the Workers’ Compensation Law, which he or they would have received had that fireman been acting under the immediate direction of his employer. Any injury, disability or death incurred under the circumstances described in this section shall be deemed to have arisen out of and been sustained in the course of employment for purposes of workers’ compensation and all other benefits.

(Amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 373.)

50927.
  

Nothing in this article shall be deemed to:

(a) Require the extension of any benefits to a fireman who at the time of his injury, death, or disability is acting for compensation from one other than the city, county, city and county, district, or other public or municipal corporation or political subdivision of his primary employment or enrollment.

(b) Require the extension of any benefits to a fireman employed by a city, county, city and county, district, or other public or municipal corporation or political subdivision which by charter, ordinance, or departmental regulation expressly prohibits the activity giving rise to the injury, disability or death, whether now in force or hereafter enacted or promulgated.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 142.)

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