An Act To Address Maine's Firefighter Shortage by Offering Firefighter Training for Credit in High School Career and Technical Education Programs
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §8308 is enacted to read:
§ 8308. Firefighter training
Notwithstanding the provisions of section 8306-B, subsection 2, a center or region may offer as a career and technical education program firefighter training that meets the requirements of section 8306-B, subsection 3. The program shall use National Fire Protection Association standards for fire fighter professional qualifications as the industry standard under section 8306-B, subsection 3.
This bill allows career and technical education centers and regions to offer firefighter training as an approved program and requires the program to use National Fire Protection Association standards for fire fighter professional qualifications as the industry standard for the firefighter training.