Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1957 NO. 37 > Mar 25 1957

In order for a local civil defense worker to qualify for the benefits of the state act it must have been established and organized as a civil defense agency which has been approved by the state dir. of civil defense in accordance with the state civil defense plan and program.  A civil defense worker must be regularly enrolled in a legally established civil defense agency engaged in civil defense activities at the time he sustained injuries in order to be entitled to benefits of the compensation provisions of the state CD act.

AGO 1968 NO. 38 > Dec 30 1968

Persons who are registered and identified as "civil defense workers" pursuant to RCW 38.52.010 (5), are not eligible for disability compensation benefits under RCW 38.52.260 where the civil defense type activity in which they were engaged, and in consequence of which they were injured, is not performed under the general or specific direction and control of the state or local civil defense authorities.

AGO 1956 NO. 251 > Apr 23 1956

Auxiliary firemen who are registered and hold an identification card for the purpose of engaging in authorized civil defense fire‑fighting service, are eligible for compensation for injuries received, within the limits of the legislative appropriation therefor, when engaged in a training program, or while fighting fires pursuant to the approved plan for activating such units.