2018 Wyoming Statutes
SECTION 27-15-101 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 27-15-101 (2018)

27-15-101. Definitions.

(a) As used in this act:

(i) "Firefighter" means a paid fireman defined under W.S. 15-5-201(a)(xi), a firefighter member under W.S. 9-3-402(a)(xxv), an employee under W.S. 15-5-402(a)(viii), a volunteer fireman defined under W.S. 15-5-201(a)(xiv) and a volunteer firefighter or firefighter defined under W.S. 35-9-616(a)(x). "Firefighter" also means an individual employed by a municipal corporation or private organization who devotes the individual's entire time of employment to the provision of fire protection service for a city, town, county or fire protection district;

(ii) "Listed disease" means any of the following:

(A) Cancer, lymphoma or leukemia that may be caused by exposure to heat, smoke, radiation or a known or suspected carcinogen as determined by the International Agency for Research on Cancer;

(B) Cardiovascular disease;

(C) Acute myocardial infarction or stroke;

(D) A disease, illness, health impairment or disability determined on a case-by-case basis under W.S. 27-15-102(h).

(iii) "Minimum period of employment" means:

(A) Employment as a firefighter for at least ten (10) years; and

(B) For volunteer firefighters, an individual is considered to have been employed for the minimum period of employment if that individual while actively a volunteer participates or participated in a minimum of forty percent (40%) of the drills conducted by the individual's department and a minimum of twenty-five percent (25%) of the emergency calls received during the time the volunteer serves or served on call. Volunteer firefighter departments shall keep individual records that document the criteria in this subparagraph.

(iv) "This act" means W.S. 27-15-101 through 27-15-103.

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