§8-15A-1. Definitions.

For the purposes of this article, unless a different meaning clearly appears in the context:

(a) "Bureau of apprenticeship and training" means the bureau of apprenticeship and training of the United States department of labor;

(b) "Certificate of certification" means a certificate issued by the bureau of apprenticeship and training stating that a person has complied with the standards set forth in this article;

(c) "Local training board" means the board of the local paid fire department required to be established by the standards set forth in section two of this article;

(d) "Municipality" means any incorporated town or city whose boundaries lie within the geographic boundaries of the state;

(e) "Paid fire department" means those paid fire departments established under the provisions of section nine, article fifteen, chapter eight of this code;

(f) "Professional firefighter" means those persons who are employed by a municipality in the state that has a paid fire department;

(g) "State" means the state of West Virginia;

(h) "State board" means the professional firefighters certification board of apprenticeship and training as established in section three of this article;

(i) "West Virginia professional fire chiefs association" means the association representing paid fire chiefs in the state of West Virginia; and

(j) "Professional firefighters of West Virginia" means the association representing paid firefighters in the state of West Virginia.