Benefits Assistance Program in North Carolina

To assist fire departments and rescue squads in assuring all Federal and State benefits are pursued for the surviving spouse and/or family.

Since 1997, the Office of State Fire Marshal has assisted fire departments and rescue squads in the event of a line of duty death (LODD) in North Carolina.

This assistance is conducted in cooperation with the following organizations: Federal Public Safety Officer Benefits, North Carolina Industrial Commission, North Carolina Department of Labor, North Carolina Pension Fund, Volunteer Safety Workers Compensation Fund, U.S. Fire Administration, National Fire Academy, NFPA, NIOSH, North Carolina State Firemens Association, North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS, Inc., North Carolina Forest Service (DENR), and North Carolina Society of Fire/Rescue Instructors.

Note: OSFM does not make any determinations in regard to the benefits that the beneficiary could receive.