Section 36-32-1

Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings, respectively, unless the context clearly indicates the contrary:

(1) ALABAMA FIRE COLLEGE. The independent public institution of postsecondary education established by this chapter and operated under the general control and supervision of the Alabama Firefighters' Personnel Standards and Education Commission for the purposes of educating, training, and certifying firefighters and trainees in fire prevention and suppression, emergency medical services, and related fields. All assets owned by the Alabama Fire College and the Alabama Firefighters' Personnel Standards and Education Commission, upon passage of Act 2012-207, shall remain the property of the state and shall be titled in the name of the Alabama Firefighters' Personnel Standards and Education Commission.

(2) COMMISSION. The Alabama Firefighters' Personnel Standards and Education Commission established by this chapter.

(3) COMMITTEE. The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee of the Alabama Firefighters' Personnel Standards and Education Commission established by this chapter.

(4) FIRE-FIGHTING AGENCY. Any agency charged with the responsibility of detecting, combating, and preventing damage to property and lives by fires, but excluding the Alabama State Forestry Commission.

(5) FIRE PROTECTION PERSONNEL and FIREFIGHTER. Any person permanently employed in fire administration, fire prevention, fire suppression, fire education, arson investigation, and emergency medical services, but excluding employees of the Alabama State Forestry Commission.

(6) VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER. Any person who is not permanently employed as fire protection personnel or firefighter but who otherwise engages in fire administration, fire prevention, fire suppression, fire education, arson investigation, and emergency medical services.

(7) TRAINEE. A firefighter who has not been certified by the commission as having met the minimum basic training as set forth by Section 36-32-7 and by the rules and regulations adopted by the commission.

(8) SCHOOL. Any school located within the State of Alabama whether privately or publicly owned which offers a course in fire protection training or related subjects and which has been approved by the commission.

(9) STATE. The State of Alabama.

(Acts 1975, No. 863, p. 1701, §1; Acts 1979, No. 79-759, p. 1352, §1; Acts 1980, No. 80-809, p. 1669, §1; Acts 1988, No. 88-663, p. 1064, §1; Act 2012-207, p. 340, §1.)