Law No. 25.054. Modification.

Original Language Title: Ley Nº 25.054. Modificación.

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VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

Law 26,987

Law No 25,054. Amendment. Sanctioned: September 17, 2014 Enacted in Fact: October 24, 2014

The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation, meeting in Congress, etc., are sanctioned by law

AMENDMENT OF LAW 25.054, OF VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

Mission and functions

ARTICLE 1-Amend Article 1 of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 1 °: This law regulates the mission and organization of the National Volunteer Fire System throughout the national territory and its links with the national state through the National Directorate of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Security of the Nation, or of the agency that in the future will replace it, having the necessary economic aid that allows its representation, as well as the correct equipment and training of its men for the purpose of optimizing the delivery of the services, free of charge to the entire population in the event of accidents and/or disasters.

ARTICLE 2-Amend Article 2 of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 2: Voluntary fire associations, which are defined in the present as first grade entities, shall have the task of preventing and extinguishing fires and operational intervention for the protection of lives or property resulting from such fires. attacked by claims of natural, accidental or intentional origin. Specific functions of volunteer fire associations: a) The integration, equipping and training of a fire brigade to provide services; b) Prevention and control of claims of all types within its (c) the instruction of the population, by all means at its disposal, as regards the prevention of all types of claims, with a view to creating a genuine awareness in this regard; civil protection at the municipal, provincial and national level;

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(e) Documenting their interventions.

ARTICLE 3-Amend Article 3 of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 3: Recognizes the public service nature, which is provided on a voluntary basis, to the specific activities of the fire bodies of the voluntary fire associations which, as legal persons of public good and non-profit, operate throughout the national territory. The activity of the volunteer firefighter is outside the rules of employment law.

ARTICLE 4 °-Amend Article 4 ° of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 4 °: Recognise the associations of volunteer fire associations as second grade entities, representative of the volunteer fire associations that nuclian.

ARTICLE 5-Amend Article 5 of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 5 °: Recognize the Council of Volunteer Fire Federations of the Argentine Republic as the only third-grade entity, representative to the national and international public authorities, of the associations of fire associations volunteers and the provincial systems that they group together. Recognize the symbols, uniforms, unique system of hierarchical scale and nomenclatures that for its application dictate.

ARTICLE 6-Amend Article 6 of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 6 °: Recognize the Argentine Fire Foundation as an entity aimed at the generation of programs and actions aimed at the well-being of the firefighters and bomberas, as well as the directors of the entities recognized in the previous articles. At the request of the National Academy of Volunteer Firefighters of the Republic of Argentina, you will be able to participate in programs of academic training directed to firefighters and managers.

Implementing authority

ARTICLE 7-Amend Article 7 of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 7 °: The entities mentioned in Articles 2 °, 4 °, 5 ° and 6 ° of this law make up the National System of Volunteer Firefighters (SNBV). In order to benefit from the benefits derived from the system, they must comply with the complementary provisions established by the national executive branch in their proper regulation, as proposed by the National Directorate for Civil Protection and the entity recognised by Article 5 of this Regulation. Recognize their symbols, uniforms and nomenclatures as exclusive of such activity and

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Identification of the voluntary pump system of the Republic of Argentina.

ARTICLE 8-Amend Article 8 (2) of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 8 °: The National Directorate of Civil Protection, as the enforcement authority, will be responsible for carrying out a Register of Volunteer Fire Entities, for the purpose of controlling compliance with the requirements of the article. 7 ° of this law; to grant, suspend and/or withdraw the aforementioned recognition.

ARTICLE 9-Amend Article 9 (1) of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 9 °: Believe in the scope of the Council of Volunteer Fire Federations of the Argentine Republic, the National Register of Argentine Firefighters (RUBA), which should collect and manage information related to human resources, materials and services provided by the National Volunteer Fire System.

ARTICLE 10. -amend Article 10 of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 10: Recognizes in the field of the Council of Volunteer Fire Federations of the Argentine Republic to the National Academy of Volunteer Fire Training, representative body of the federal training systems, which It will have the task of coordinating the training policy of volunteer firefighters and managers at all levels and administering the resources for this purpose. It may also develop training and/or dissemination programmes for natural or legal persons other than SNBV.

Subsidies and exemptions

ARTICLE 11. -amend Article 11 of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 11: The subsidy to the associations belonging to the voluntary pump system of the Republic of Argentina will be formed with a compulsory contribution of five per thousand (5%) of the insurance premiums except those of the branch life, in charge of the insurers. Such contribution may not be transferred to the premiums to be paid by the policyholders and shall be settled by the insurers to the Superintendency of Insurance of the Nation, the regime established in Article 81 of Decree Law 20,091 being applicable. for the uniform rate. The Superintendence of Insurance of the Nation will rotate the amounts collected to the account referred to in article 13 of this law.

ARTICLE 12. -amend Article 13 of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 13: The overall amount resulting from the collection provided for in Article 11 shall be distributed from:

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compliance with the system set out below: 1. The 70% and eight% (78%) shall be distributed equally among the first grade entities referred to in Article 3 of this Law, with exclusive destination to the the purchase of materials, equipment for changing rooms and other elements intended for the fight against fire and civil protection of the population, as well as for the preservation and maintenance in perfect condition and conditions of use thereof. 2. Twelve percent (12%) must be distributed among the provincial associations of volunteer fire associations that integrate the Council of Volunteer Fire Federations of the Argentine Republic, in a proportional manner according to their In addition, the Commission has also been responsible for the implementation of the European Council of the European Union in the area of education and training. 3. 2% (2%) shall be allocated to the implementing authority to be allocated to the audit expenditure of the institutions, the establishment of regional control centres and the acquisition of goods to enable compliance with the obligations imposed on it by the rules in force. 4. Six percent (6%) will be allocated to the Council of Volunteer Fire Federations of the Argentine Republic, with exclusive destination to the National Academy of Volunteer Fire Training to fill in the functions established by the (a) the training provided for in Article 10 of this Regulation. 5. Two percent (2%) shall be assigned to the third-grade entity for the operating and representation expenses of the entity and for the fulfilment of the obligations imposed on it by this law. The Council of Volunteer Fire Federations shall comply with the provisions of Article 8 (d) of Law 24.156 as amended by Law 25,827, so the provisions of the aforementioned Law of Administration shall apply. Financial of the National State in respect of the accountability of the funds that are distributed corresponding to the subsidy regulated by this law. The responsibility of the General Audit Office of the Nation will be the subsequent external control of the budgetary, economic, financial, patrimonial and legal management; of the funds allocated by this law with a subsidy character and corresponding with the contribution provided for in Article 11.

ARTICLE 13. -amend Article 14 of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 14: All equipment, material or goods destined for the service to be acquired through the subsidies of this law, must be made up in a register to the effect of the National Directorate of Civil Protection, responsible for the respective control. Any donation made by a natural or legal person to the entities referred to in Articles 2, 4, 5 and 6 of this law shall enjoy the benefit provided for in Article 81 (c) of Law 20.628 (t.o. Decree 649/1997) and changes. The funds allocated by this law to the entities referred to in Articles 2, 4 and 5, as well as the assets which are part of their assets, shall be unenforceable and unenforceable. The inembargability and unenforceability indicated in this article does not reach the funds corresponding to the Argentine Fire Foundation.

Compensation and benefits

ARTICLE 14. -amend Article 16 of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

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Article 16: The condition of a volunteer firefighter cannot be considered incompatible with any other activity or detrimental to the man who exercises it. The Ministry of Education will make official recognition of the certificates issued by the National Academy of Volunteer Fire Training of the Argentine Republic, adjusted to programs and systems of examinations approved in advance. The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security shall lay down the relevant rules for the recognition of a volunteer firefighter, according to his courses and specialties, as an enabler to perform specific tasks.

ARTICLE 15. -amend Article 17 of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 17: The activity of the volunteer firefighter must be considered by his or her employer both public and private as a public charge, exempting the volunteer firefighter from any economic, labor or conceptual injury that will result from his or her inassists or late arrivals due to service compliance. The inassists per pedagogical function in the call of one of the training systems may not exceed ten (10) days per calendar year and must be formally justified.

ARTICLE 16. -amend Article 22 of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 22: In the case of emergencies of a provincial or national jurisdiction in which the organized volunteer fire forces will be called, in the period between the official call and the return of the forces to their respective forces bases, the volunteer fire service personnel will be considered as mobilized and their employment status, as a public charge for their employers.

ARTICLE 17. -amend Article 23 of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 23: In any intervention where the volunteer fire bodies are required to carry out specific tasks, for the purpose of protecting, preserving and preventing further evils to the life and health of the people as well as protecting the ecosystem attacked by Dangerous substances and/or materials, within their operational jurisdiction, shall be empowered to act against the owners, carriers, insurance companies or those responsible for the elements causing the disaster for the purposes of of the costs, deterioration and loss of the changing rooms, elements and vehicles concerned, both own and contracted to third parties, in addition to the elements and/or substances applied in order to neutralize the spilled materials. The same right will have voluntary fire associations which, at the express request of the public authority of another jurisdiction, be provincial or interprovincial, affected by a disaster that will not have a fire or personnel body. specialised in those tasks and would have recourse to the nearest one who was in a position to intervene.

Transitional provisions

ARTICLE 18. -amend Article 26 of Law 25.054, which shall be drawn up as follows:

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way:

Article 26: The Executive Branch shall regulate within a period of not more than one hundred and eighty (180) days of sanctioning this law, with the participation of the Council of Volunteer Fire Federations of the Argentine Republic.

ARTICLE 19. -amend Article 27 of Law 25.054, which shall be worded as follows:

Article 27: Invite the provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires to adhere to this law.

ARTICLE 20. -Contact the national executive branch.

-REGISTERED UNDER NO 26,987-

GIVEN IN THE SESSION HALL OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN BUENOS AIRES, AT THE SEVENTEEN DAYS OF THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER OF THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN.

BELOVED BOUDOU. -NORMA A. ABDULLAH DE MATARAZZO. -Lucas Chedrese. -Juan H. Estrada.

Date of publication: 03/11/2014

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