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Emergency Responder Leave Handbook Statement: Illinois

Employees who are volunteer emergency workers will be allowed time off when needed to respond to an emergency call. For purposes of this policy, "volunteer emergency workers" include volunteer firefighters, emergency medical technicians, ambulance drivers and attendants, first responders, volunteers under the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act and auxiliary public safety officials. Employees will not be terminated for being late to or absent from work for this purpose.

Employees must make