SECTION 1. Section 165 of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentences: “Said standards shall reflect the individual needs of communities as far as target hazards and local needs dictate. If disputes concerning standards are not resolved, National Fire Protection Association standards shall apply. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a local fire training academy shall be given the authority to certify firefighting personnel subject to meeting the aforementioned standards.
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