Maine LD 748: An Act To Provide for Tiered Qualifications for Volunteer Firefighters in Certain Municipalities

LD 748 (subjects: FIRE SAFETY , VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=748&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Frances Head of Bethel: (R – District 117) — e-mail | Facebook

3 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/5/2015 House Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/10/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Rosen of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, in concurrence.
4/2/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Provide for Tiered Qualifications for Volunteer Firefighters in Certain Municipalities

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 26 MRSA 2102, sub- 3 is enacted to read:

3. Municipalities of fewer than 2,500 permanent residents. The fire chief of a fire department in a municipality with fewer than 2,500 permanent residents, with the approval of the municipal officers of that municipality, may approve training for volunteer firefighters in accordance with Title 30-A, section 3154, subsection 4.

Sec. 2. 30-A MRSA 3154, sub- 4 is enacted to read:

4. Tiers of volunteer firefighters. In a municipality with fewer than 2,500 permanent residents, the fire chief, with the approval of the municipal officers of that municipality, may approve training for volunteer firefighters that provides for 3 tiers of qualifications based on the requirements of Title 26, chapter 28. At the highest tier, the municipality must have at least 3 firefighters who meet the highest level training requirement. At the middle tier, the municipality must have firefighters trained to a middle level and who are qualified to perform all firefighter services except for entry into a burning building. At the lowest tier, the municipality must have firefighters trained to a basic level and who are qualified to perform basic firefighter duties including, but not limited to, handling fire hoses, trucks and equipment.

summary

This bill provides that in a municipality with fewer than 2,500 permanent residents the fire chief, with the approval of the municipal officers of that municipality, may approve training for volunteer firefighters that provides for 3 tiers of qualifications as follows:

1. At the highest tier 3 firefighters;

2. At the middle tier firefighters who are trained and who are qualified to perform all firefighter services except for entry into a burning building; and

3. At the lowest tier firefighters who are trained and who are qualified to perform basic firefighter duties including, but not limited to, handling fire hoses, trucks and equipment.

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