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(50 ILCS 740/2)
(from Ch. 85, par. 532)
As used in this Act, unless the context
a. Office means the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
b. "Local governmental agency" means any local governmental unit or
municipal corporation in this State. It does not include the State of
Illinois or any office, officer, department, division, bureau, board,
commission, or agency of the State except: (i) a State controlled university,
college, or public community college, or (ii) the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
c. "School" means any school located within the State of Illinois
whether privately or publicly owned which offers a course in fire
protection training or related subjects and which has been approved by
d. "Trainee" means a recruit fire fighter required to complete
initial minimum basic training requirements at an approved school to be
eligible for permanent employment as a fire fighter.
e. "Fire protection personnel" and "fire fighter" means any person
engaged in fire administration, fire prevention, fire suppression, fire
education and arson investigation, including any permanently employed,
trainee or volunteer fire fighter, whether or not such person, trainee
or volunteer is compensated for all or any fraction of his time.
f. "Basic training" and "basic level" shall mean the entry level fire fighter
program established by the Office.
g. "Advanced training" means the advanced level fire fighter programs established by the Office.
(Source: P.A. 100-600, eff. 1-1-19