A volunteer emergency medical technician who was otherwise unemployed for decades is entitled to the statewide average weekly wage for compensation for an injury sustained on the job, according to a three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court.

Borough of Heidelberg v. WCAB revolved around whether �601 of the Workers’ Compensation Act, which provides workers’ compensation to volunteer firefighters and EMTs, applied to a volunteer EMT who was not otherwise gainfully employed.

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