N.C. Gen. Stat. 166A-19.60(c)
Workers’ Compensation: Emergency Management Worker
When an emergency declaration is in effect, an emergency management worker, performing emergency management functions, is entitled to the workers’ compensation that they would normally be entitled to under their employment.
Immunity and exemption
(c) No Effect on Benefits. -- The rights of any person to receive benefits to which the person would otherwise be entitled under this Article or under the Workers' Compensation Law or under any pension law and the right of any such person to receive any benefits or compensation under any act of Congress shall not be affected by performance of emergency management functions.