AN ACT PROHIBITING POLICE OFFICERS FROM PERFORMING THE DUTIES OF FIREFIGHTERS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 41 of the General Laws is hereby amended by
inserting after section 97E the following section:-
Section 97F. No city or town shall require a member of its
police department, or other employee with police powers, to perform the
duties of a firefighter during his tour of duty; provided, however, that
nothing in this section shall prohibit any such member from serving as a
call or volunteer firefighter, or from responding to an emergency in the
normal course of his duties. No police officer, or
other employee with police powers, shall, in connection with any industrial
or labor dispute, perform the duties of a firefighter or any duties other
than those regularly assigned to him.