WVC 8 - 15 - 22
§8-15-22. Vacancies filled by promotions; eligibility for
Vacancies in positions in a paid fire department shall be
filled, so far as practicable, by promotions from among individuals
holding positions in the next lower grade in the department.
Promotions shall be based upon experience and by competitive
written examinations to be provided by the firemen's civil service
That no individual shall be eligible for
promotion from the lower grade to the next higher grade until such
individual shall have completed at least two years of continuous
service in the next lower grade in the department immediately prior
to said examination and has completed the registered apprenticeship
and certification program under article fifteen-a, chapter eight of
this code: Provided
That completion of the registered
apprenticeship and certification program as a requirement for
promotion shall apply only to those firefighters employed since the
twelfth day of June, one thousand nine hundred eighty-seven. The
commission shall have the power to determine in each instance
whether an increase in salary constitutes a promotion.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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