PART III. PAID FIRE DEPARTMENTS.
§8-15-9. Establishment and maintenance of paid fire department.
Any municipality may provide for, establish, equip and
maintain a full-time paid fire department. A paid fire department
shall be subject to the authority, control and discipline of the
administrative authority. For the purposes of this article, the
term "paid fire department" shall be taken to mean only a municipal
fire department maintained and paid for out of public funds and
whose employees are paid on a full-time basis out of public funds.
The term shall not be taken to mean a department whose employees
are paid nominal salaries or wages or are only paid for services
actually rendered on an hourly basis.