What will happen if a member is injured at a disaster scene?
This is not an official F.D.N.Y. (on-duty response) program, but rather a Red Cross Sponsored project. Members must participate on their own time and normal off duty procedures should be followed if a member becomes Ill or is injured at any disaster response. No Line-of Duty injuries or illness will be charged to the F.D.N.Y. The Red Cross has records of many disasters and they reflect a very low record of medical treatments from disaster responses (less than 1%). This figure includes all major and minor treatments, such as, prescribing aspirin, issuing bandages. or medical treatment at a hospital. If a member should incur a major injury, during volunteer activities, requiring extensive treatment the procedure is the following: First, the member’s individual insurance coverage will be utilized. Secondly. any lack of coverage will be absorbed by the American Red Cross to complete the injured members treatment. This added medical insurance by the ARC gives the members better coverage at