SB1102 EnrolledLRB103 05537 AWJ 50556 b

1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by adding Section
55-1189 as follows:
6    (55 ILCS 5/5-1189 new)
7    Sec. 5-1189. Shelby County rescue squad. The Shelby County
8Board may form, manage, fund, and operate a volunteer rescue
9squad to provide assistance within Shelby County to any public
10entity providing law enforcement, firefighting, emergency
11disaster response, or first responder services. The volunteer
12rescue squad may (i) locate missing persons, including
13drowning victims, (ii) perform a supporting, and not direct,
14role in fighting fires, and (iii) extricate persons from
15unsafe conditions. The Shelby County Board may provide
16benefits for rescue squad volunteers who suffer disease,
17injury, or death in the line of duty.