Fire Standards Commission

Charter

 

FIRE STANDARDS COMMISSION I. Authority: St. Louis County Charter Of 1979 section 6.040 II. Appointing Authority: Appointed By County Executive, Subject To Confirmation by the County Council III. Composition, Qualifications, Terms And Removal: The Commission Shall Be Composed Of Seven Residents Of St. Louis County. One Member Shall Be A Chief Of A Fire Protection District. One Member shall be A Chief of a Municipal Fire Department. Two Members Shall Be elected Fire Protection District Directors, Two Shall Be Elected Municipal officials And One Shall Be A Citizen Who Is Neither A Fire Chief, Elected municipal Official Or Fire Protection District Director. Of The Members appointed first after the Adoption of This Section, Two Shall Be Appointed for One-year Terms, Two Shall Be Appointed for Two-year Terms and Three shall Be Appointed for Three-year Terms, But Thereafter All Members Shall serve A Term of Three Years, Except Those Appointed to Fill a Vacancy occurring During the Term of a Member. IV. Purpose. The commission shall have the power to establish and provide minimum training and educational standards and to issue regulations for any person performing the duties of a firefighter for any municipality, fire protection district, or other public agency. The training and educational standards adopted by the commission shall be reasonably related to the position of firefighter. Any person who is employed or appointed as a firefighter after the effective date of the standards established by the commission who fails to meet such standards within six months of the beginning of such service shall be terminated. Thereafter, such person shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as a firefighter by any other municipality, fire protection district, or other public agency for a period of one year after his date of termination unless such person successfully meets the standards established by the commission. The minimum training and educational standards established by the commission shall not apply to volunteer firefighters, any person who served as a firefighter for twelve consecutive months prior to the adoption of this section, and any person appointed to the position of firefighter during a state of emergency declared by the county executive. Penalties for the violation of training and educational standards or the regulations promulgated by the commission shall be prescribed by ordinance. The expenses of the commission under this section shall be financed by the county general revenue fund or by grants from the State of Missouri or United States Government. The commission shall, as authorized by ordinance, operate and maintain training facilities for the instruction and training of fire-fighters. The expenses for operation and maintenance of training facilities shall be defrayed by the fire protection district, municipality, or other public agency in proportion to its use of the facilities or by grants from the State of Missouri or United States Government. V. Meetings: Meeting times subject to commission's discretion. Call 314-889-8690 for specific dates, times, and location.

 

      1266 Sutter Avenue * Saint Louis, MO 63133 * PH 314/889-8690 *FAX 314/889-8680 * TTY 800/735-2966
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kbesserman@stlouisco.com / email: dsnopek@stlouisco.com