Md. PUBLIC SAFETY Code Ann 7-203
Workers' Compensation: Volunteer Firefighter or Rescue Squad Death Benefit
A volunteer firefighter or a member of a rescue squad, who is killed while performing their duties in Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia, will be entitled to workers' compensation.
(a) Eligibility. -- (1) The Board shall pay death benefits under this section if a member of a volunteer fire company or member of a volunteer rescue squad dies: (i) as a direct result of actively participating in fighting a fire; (ii) while going to or from a fire; (iii) while performing other duties necessary to the operation or maintenance of the fire company; (iv) while actively participating in the ambulance, advanced life support, or rescue work of a volunteer advanced life support unit or volunteer fire, ambulance, or rescue company located in the State; or (v) while providing emergency or rescue assistance, whether acting alone or at the direction of or with a fire, ambulance, or rescue company or advanced life support unit. (2) A benefit under this subsection shall be paid: (i) regardless of the district in which the decedent died; or (ii) regardless of whether the decedent died in this State, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia.