La. R.S. 23:893
Workers' Benefits: Certified Volunteer Firefighter
A certified volunteer firefighter employed by the state is entitled to leave, work related benefits, and employment when returning from an absence due to their emergency response duties.
Volunteer firefighter; leave without loss of pay, benefits, or employment
No certified volunteer firefighter employed by the state of Louisiana shall be denied leave, work-related benefits, or employment for absenting himself from said employment for the purpose of emergency response pursuant to such certification. An emergency shall be an unexpected occurrence that threatens life or property to which an established volunteer fire department or fire protection district responds while the certified volunteer firefighter is engaged in the normal course of state employment and to which the certified volunteer firefighter employed by the state of Louisiana may timely respond to utilize skills which enhance the preservation of life and property.