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Qualifications of a fire chief
General Municipal (GMU) CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE 10
§ 204-dd. Qualifications of a fire chief. No person shall be eligible
for appointment or election as the fire chief, or any title or rank that
includes the duties of the chief, in any fire department or fire company
with six or more paid firefighters, unless he or she meets requirements
as established by the most recently developed recommended best practices
for incident commanders adopted by the New York state division of
homeland security and emergency services, office of fire prevention and
control. The state fire administrator shall promulgate rules and
regulations based upon requirements established pursuant to the most
recently developed recommended best practices for incident commanders.
For the purpose of this section, the term firefighter shall mean a
member of a fire department whose duties include fire service as defined
in paragraph d of subdivision eleven of section three hundred two of the
retirement and social security law and has been assigned by his or her
department as an interior firefighter.