Greeneville Nissan recently provided funding to the Volunteer Firefighter Alliance to purchase a group Line-of-Duty Death insurance policy for all Greene County volunteer firefighters.
The insurance was purchased through Provident Insurance. The coverage is designed solely for emergency service workers such as volunteer firefighters, EMT, paramedics and other first responders, said Alan Bohms of the non-profit VFA.
“Volunteer firefighters and emergency responders are covered by the insurance while responding to a call and when they are off-duty,” said Bohms, a member of the McDonald Volunteer Fire Department.
“The No. 2 cause of death in volunteer firefighters is from motor vehicle accidents while responding to a call whether it’s in a fire truck or personal vehicle,” Bohms said.
On behalf of the VFA, Bohms thanked Greeneville Nissan general manager Ben Traywick and the dealership for providing funding for the group insurance policy.
Bohms said the policy will cover 300 firefighters. The policy pays out $10,000 to families.
The policy also includes burn insurance, 24-hour accidental death and dismemberment, plus other additional benefits.
“Hopefully, no one will ever need to collect on this policy, but at least it’s in place in case something does happen. It will help relieve the financial burden to the surviving family members,” Bohms said.