Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Municipal Code and the Fire Protection District Act. Provides that a person shall not be appointed as the chief, the acting chief, the department head, or a position, by whatever title, that is responsible for day-to-day operations of a fire department or fire protection district for greater than 180 days unless he or she possesses: (1) Office of the State Fire Marshal Firefighter Basic Certification or Firefighter II Certification; Office of the State Fire Marshal Fire Officer I and II Certifications; and an associate degree in fire science or a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college; or (2) a minimum of 10 years' experience as a firefighter at the fire department, or fire protection district, in the jurisdiction making the appointment. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the provisions of the introduced bill apply to fire departments that employ firefighters under the provisions of the Civil Service in Cities Division or the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Division of the Illinois Municipal Code or fire protection districts that employ firefighters under the provisions of the Fire Protection District Act.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Limits applicability of the provisions of the introduced bill regarding the Civil Service in Cities Division of the Illinois Municipal Code to specified sections concerning original appointments for full-time firefighters.