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CS/SB 394 — Fire Safety

by Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee and Senator Bracy

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee (GO)

The bill requires the Division of the State Fire Marshal (Division) within the Department of Financial Services to establish courses that provide training related to cancer and mental health as a part of firefighter and volunteer firefighter training and certification. The bill authorizes the Division to adopt rules for the training requirements related to cancer and mental health risks within the fire service.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2018.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 114-0