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S.F. No. 3096 - Wildland Firefighter Training Exemption
Author: Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen
Prepared By: Greg Knopff, Senate Analyst (651/296-9399)
Date: March 19, 2018


SF 3096 exempts wildland firefighters from the training requirements that are designed for employees and volunteers of city and township firefighting departments.  Because of the broad definition of “firefighter” in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299N (Firefighter Training and Education), the definition inadvertently applies to wildland firefighters.  This change will allow wildland firefighters to continue with their own training programs designed for wildland firefighting and not be required to take the training for city or township firefighter.

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