By Matt Popovich
(Greensburg, Ind.) - State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) was recently awarded the Legislator of the Year award by the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association.
Frye, who served as a fire-fighter for 26 years, authored House Enrolled Act 1325. HEA 1325 is legislature which allows first responders to receive compensation from the State Disaster Relief Fund.
“After the tragedy in Henryville, local departments had to cover the cost of paying overtime wages to first responders, as well as the cost of backup firefighters to serve their own municipality,” said Rep. Frye. “It was crucial for the state to step in and alleviate those burdensome costs in the future.”
For more information regarding the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association, visit www.indfirechiefs.org.