Senate Bill No. 570
(By Senators Bowman, Kessler, Plymale and Unger)
[Introduced March 17, 2005; referred to the Committee
on Government Organization; and then to the Committee on
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §8-15-9a, relating to
mandating paid fire departments of Class I and Class II
municipalities perform a study regarding achieving full
compliance with NFPA 1710 by the thirtieth day of June, two
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §8-15-9a, to read as
ARTICLE 15. FIRE FIGHTING; FIRE COMPANIES AND DEPARTMENTS; CIVIL
SERVICE FOR PAID FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
PART III. PAID FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
§8-15-9a. Compliance with safety performance code for Class I and Class II municipalities.
(a) The Legislature finds that the State Fire Commission has
accepted NFPA 1710 as the standard in this state for professional
(b) All Class I and Class II municipalities are required to
perform a study as to the implementation of NFPA 1710 with respect
to the paid fire departments. This study shall be presented to the
State Fire Commission on or before the thirtieth day of June, two
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to mandate Class I and
Class II municipalities perform a study with respect to the
implementation of NFPA 1710 for the fire departments. This study
shall be presented to the State Fire Commission on or before June
30, 2006. NFPA 1710 contains minimum requirements relating to the
organization and deployment of fire suppression, emergency medical
operations, and special operations to the public by substantially
all career fire departments.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.