For any member to earn creditable service, the department must have offered at least 8 hours of department training in at least 10 months of 2022. Assuming the department provided the required training, a volunteer can earn creditable service if they comply with Rule 513-7-1-.08 which states that a member who (1) meets the 50% attendance requirements relative to drills, meetings and fires for any calendar year, and (2) attends at least 25% of all required station activity, and (3) attends at least 25% of your station’s creditable calls, may be granted credit for such years’ service.
The Volunteer Service Affidavit, which must be submitted for each Pension Fund Member (see attached list) is available on our website at https://gfpf.org/wp-content/uploads/VSA.pdf . Each form must be signed by the Chief and the member to be accepted as complete.
The following must be returned to GFPF:
- Member List
- Volunteer Service Affidavit for each member
- Department Information form, including detailed training information
There will be a $25 penalty assessed to each member if their Volunteer Service Affidavit is not received by February 15, 2023.
Note: George Law (47-7-126(A)) provides that a person who knowingly makes any false statement in an attempt to defraud the Fund shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, the Board may order that such person forfeit all rights and benefits that he or she may be entitled to under the Fund.
If you have any questions or need further information, please fee free to contact the Pension Fund Office.