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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the positions of regular and permanent member of the fire department, excluding the position of chief of the fire department, in the town of Wrentham shall be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws. As of the effective date of this act, the persons now holding the position of full-time firefighter, captain or deputy fire chief of the fire department, excluding the position of chief, shall be tenured employees and subject to said chapter 31.
SECTION 2. Firefighter personnel of the Wrentham fire department hired during the 6-month period preceding the effective date of this act shall be included as civil service employees under chapter 31 of the General Laws, subject to any applicable probationary period.
SECTION 3. Incumbents of the Wrentham fire department shall not be required to pass a qualifying examination for their current positions but shall be required to pass a competitive examination under chapter 31 of the General Laws to obtain a higher rank.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved October 1, 2007.