Title 5. Police, Firefighters, Medical Examiner, and Forensic Sciences. - Chapter 4. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. - § 5-441. Fire and Emergency Medical Services education and training program; certification of firefighters, paramedics


Published: 2012

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§ 5-441. Fire and Emergency Medical Services education and training program; certification of firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians.

  • Current through October 23, 2012

(a) The Chief of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department shall design an education and training program that encompasses entry-level and in-service training and addresses issues such as skills with specialized equipment acquired to address special hazards, knowledge of new construction techniques, and emergency medicine skills for target audiences, such as persons with disabilities, the elderly, and very young. The education and training program shall be based upon the department's mission and operational performance measures.

(b) The Fire Chief, in close coordination with the Medical Director, shall develop and implement a program of certification for firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians.

(c) For fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013, no officer or member of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department shall be detailed to Emergency Medical Technician classes for more than 60 days.

                                

(Sept. 30, 2004, D.C. Law 15-194, § 202, 51 DCR 9406; Apr. 24, 2007, D.C. Law 16-305, § 17, 53 DCR 6198; Apr. 15, 2008, D.C. Law 17-147, § 5, 55 DCR 2558; Sept. 24, 2010, D.C. Law 18-223, § 3024, 57 DCR 6242; Sept. 14, 2011, D.C. Law 19-21, § 3014, 58 DCR 6226; Sept. 20, 2012, D.C. Law 19-168, § 3024, 59 DCR 8025.)

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-305, in subsec. (a), substituted "persons with disabilities, the" for "the disabled".

D.C. Law 17-147 inserted ", in close coordination with the Medical Director," following "Fire Chief".

D.C. Law 18-223 added subsec. (c).

D.C. Law 19-21, in subsec. (c), substituted "fiscal years 2011 and 2012" for "fiscal year 2011".

D.C. Law 19-168, in subsec. (c), substituted "2011, 2012, and 2013" for "2011 and 2012".

Emergency Act Amendments

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3024 of Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-463, July 2, 2010, 57 DCR 6542).

Legislative History of Laws

For Law 15-194, see notes following § 5-105.01.

For Law 16-305, see notes following § 5-119.10.

For Law 17-147, see notes following § 5-401.

For Law 18-223, see notes following § 5-405.

For Law 19-21, see notes following § 5-405.

For history of Law 19-168, see notes under § 5-119.10.