Tuesday, March 29, 2005

HB 172: Municipal Firefighter Education and Training

H.B. 172, P.N. 178 (J. TAYLOR). This bill would create the Municipal Firefighter Education and Training Program.
All firefighters hired subsequent to the enactment of this bill would be required to complete the requirements of firefighter training within one year after being hired and paid. The State Fire Commissioner shall pay for all tuition and ordinary and necessary living expenses of certified municipal firefighter basic training, so long as the political subdivision adheres to training, employment, and program standards and guidelines. Grants would be available for actual expenses of firefighters who successfully complete basic instruction. The costs of this would be as annually appropriated by the General Assembly.


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