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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1233         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2206


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Martin J. Walsh


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act pertaining to firefighter training..






Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Christopher G. Fallon

33rd Middlesex

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1233        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2206

By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2206) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to considering local needs in the training of fire fighters.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1580 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act pertaining to firefighter training..

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 1.  Chapter 6 Section 165 as appearing in the Official Edition is amended by adding in line 22 the following; “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 NFPA 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. Funding for local training programs shall be paid in accordance with Chapter 175 Section 195 of the General Laws”.

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