Fire Act

Original Language Title: LEY DE BOMBEROS

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LAW 449

LAW OF DECEMBER 4, 2013

EVO MORALES AYMA

CONSTITUTIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA

For the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, it has Sanctioned the following Act:

THE PLURINATIONAL LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY,

DECRETA:

FIRE LAW

TITLE I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

ONLY CHAPTER

OBJECT, PRINCIPLES, DEFINITIONS

ARTICLE 1. (OBJECT). This Law is intended to regulate the organization, operation and coordination of the National Fire Department of the Bolivian Police, volunteer fire organizations and volunteer first responders to emergencies and/or disasters, aeronautical firefighters, industrial emergency care brigades and forest brigades, as part of the National Citizen Security System in order to protect human life through prevention actions, fire mitigation in emergencies and/or disasters to the community and the environment, in a timely and appropriate manner.

ARTICLE 2. (PRINCIPLES). The principles that underpin the pump function, emergency care, and/or

disasters, are as follows:

Cooperation. Coordinated and coordinated action of public and private institutions, aimed at fulfilling the functions set out in this Law.

Protection. All persons living in the national territory have the right to the protection of the physical integrity, security of their property and environment in the face of possible disasters and/or emergencies.

Respect. Public and private institutions, which are intended to carry out the functions set out in this Law, must respect institutional structures, in compliance with the Constitution of the State, laws and regulations.

Ethics. Expressed in the actions of the bomberil function that denote the practice of human and social values, as well as the observance of the principles of service to society, the institution and the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

Honor. Expressed in loyalty and commitment to the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the institutions and society, which impels it to protect and aid society.

Responsibility. The persons in the public and private institutions, who are intended to perform the functions set out in this Law, must respond to the acts performed in the exercise of their functions.

Solidarity. Interest in the community, which allows to develop and promote practices of mutual aid and cooperation for the achievement of the protection and assistance of the community.

Public Interest. The attention of emergencies and/or disasters are in the public interest and the measures established for this purpose must be addressed with priority.

Service. The bomberil function is intended for community service on a permanent and continuous basis.

Transparency. The actions and administrative acts carried out in public and private institutions, which are intended to carry out the functions set out in this Law, shall be of a public nature for the knowledge of society and for the control of

Gratuity. Emergency services that provide national address, departmental addresses, fire units, volunteer fire organizations, and first volunteer teams organizations response to emergencies and/or disasters, will have a free character.

Volunteering. They are protected and respected all activities carried out by persons, associations or legal entities, associated with free choice and non-profit, outside the framework of a relationship of employment or public service, in exercise or attention to claims, emergencies, and/or disasters related to the bomberyl function.

ARTICLE 3. (DEFINITIONS). For the purposes of this Law, the following definitions are:

Alert. Status that determines the likelihood of an emergency and/or disaster.

Threat. External risk factor presented by a potential event of natural origin or generated by human activity that can manifest in a specific place, with a given intensity and duration.

Certificate of Fire Prevention and Protection. A mandatory document for the infrastructures of public and private entities according to the classification of risk, issued by the National Fire Department of the Bolivian Police, through its departmental addresses, which certifies compliance with legal regulations in relation to fire prevention and protection systems.

Disaster. Situation of serious damage or alteration of normal living conditions in a given territory, caused by natural phenomena or by the action of persons, which may cause damage, loss of human life, material, economic or environmental damage; and, which requires attention from the specialized agencies of the State.

Emergency. A situation that is created in the face of the actual or imminent presence of a natural or anthropic hazard that could put the normality of life, in a particular territory, or the health or life of people at risk.

Evaluation of Risks. Process through which existing threats and vulnerabilities are identified in the area where certain human activities are to be performed, by proposing convenient risk reduction measures.

Natural Events. Atmospheric, hydrological and geological variations that occur without being able to be predicted with certainty and that by their location, power and frequency can affect the human being and its environment.

Socionatural Events. Facts associated with the likely occurrence of physical phenomena whose existence, intensity or recurrence is related to degradation processes, environmental transformation, through human intervention in ecosystems.

anthropic events. Facts attributable to human action on the elements of nature (air, water, fire, land) and on the population, which seriously endanger the physical integrity and quality of life of the communities.

Events Technological. Technological or industrial accidents, hazardous procedures, failures of infrastructure or certain human activities that may cause death or injury, psychological damage, materials or interruption of social, economic and environmental degradation.

Bomberil function. Set of specialized activities in fire control, rescue, pre-hospital assistance, and other activities to fulfill preventive protective and relief functions.

Use of Explosives by the Bolivian Police. Police-specific activity, through the National Fire Department, used as demolition material for the completion of their functions.

Mitigation. Measures or actions that aim to reduce risks at the time of disasters and/or emergencies.

Prevention. Previous actions and actions that aim to reduce the causes and effects of disasters and/or emergencies.

Preparations. A set of measures and actions to minimize the loss of human life and other harm, timely and effectively organizing response and rehabilitation.

Response. Actions taken against an adverse event that aim to save lives and reduce losses.

Risk Reduction. Activities included in the prevention, mitigation and reconstruction phases aimed at preventing or reducing the eventual occurrence of an emergency and/or disaster.

. Estimated magnitude of loss of life, injuries, affected properties, destroyed environment and stopped economic activity, at a given location and during a given exposure period for a particular threat.

Rehabilitation. Short-term recovery of basic services and start of repair of physical, psychological, social and economic damage.

Reconstruction. Process of social, economic and sustainable development of the community located in the territory affected by a disaster.

Vulnerability. Internal risk factor, of a subject, object, or system exposed to a threat, which corresponds to its intrinsic disposition to be affected.

TITLE II

FIRE STRUCTURE

OF THE BOLIVIAN POLICE

CHAPTER I

NATIONAL FIRE ADDRESS

ARTICLE 4. (NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF FIREFIGHTERS). The National Fire Department is the

Specialized Agency of the Bolivian Police, which is responsible for administering, planning, coordinating, preparing and implementing preventive measures for disaster, emergency, and emergency operations. fires, incidents with explosives, rescue and pre-hospital assistance, and all necessary for the fulfillment of their functions and duties at national level, in the framework of this Law and the Organic Law of the Bolivian Police; as well as controlling public and private entities in the implementation of the prevention and human protection against all types of risks.

ARTICLE 5. (FUNCTIONS OF THE NATIONAL FIRE DEPARTMENT). The National Address of

Firefighters have the following functions:

Safeguarding life as the primary legal asset and the assets of the citizenry in the face of fire and other claims risks.

Atender emergencies and/or disasters to be generated in the national territory.

Generate and issue the institutional directives and guidelines in the scope of their functions.

Develop and execute the strategic planning of the Police Bomberil Function, at the national level.

Plan, organize, direct and control the operation of the Departmental Directorates Firefighters.

Develop plans, programs and projects for technological development and modernization of departmental addresses and their Bolivian Police fire units.

Develop and perform the follow up on plans, programs, projects and procedures for prevention, relief, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, to the Departmental Fire Departments.

Manage through the Competent authorities to strengthen the departmental Directorates Firemen and fire units, to public and private bodies and institutions of international cooperation, upon request to the General Command of the Bolivian Police and approval of the Ministry of Government.

Plan, participate, design and implement the plans, programs and projects of training, training, updating, continuous and ongoing training of the police public servants of the departmental Directorates Firefighters, through national and international courses.

Participate as the operational unit of the Ministry of Government in the activities of the National Council for Risk Reduction and Disaster and Emergency Care (CONARADE), in disaster care product of natural events, social, -anthropolic, technological or other origin, throughout the territory of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, in accordance with the national norms that regulate the matter.

Velar for the correct and proper use of human resources, materials and

National Fire Department.

Coordinate and plan the bombing function with institutions from the national level of the State, autonomous territorial entities, Bolivian Armed Forces, civic institutions, religious, sports and others, according to the needs that are required, prior to approval of the General Command of the Bolivian Police.

Coordinate with the Authority of Taxation and Social Control of Drinking Water and Basic Sanitation, the implementation of the Water Service, its location, pressure and Assessment of priority in the installation, operation and maintenance.

Monitor the audit, control and certification of compliance with the current regulations on occupational safety in relation to prevention and protection systems fire to public and private entities, in coordination with the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Welfare.

Monitor the audit, control and certification of compliance with the current regulations governing fire prevention and protection systems in public, private and public buildings. public spectacles, regardless of the use to which they are intended, in coordination with the autonomous territorial entities, within the framework of their powers.

Manage and subscribe inter-institutional conventions related to the bomberil function, with public institutions, national private and social organizations, prior to compliance with legal and institutional formalities.

And others linked to the fulfillment of their functions.

CHAPTER II

DEPARTMENTAL FIRE ADDRESSES

ARTICLE 6. (DEPARTMENTAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS). The addresses

Fire Department are deconcentrated units of the National Fire Directorate in the nine departments of the country, and responsible for the execution and fulfillment of the functions of protection, prevention, aid, fire mitigation, emergencies and/or disasters in the field of their territorial competence, in the framework of this Law and the Organic Law of the Bolivian Police.

ARTICLE 7. (FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENTAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS).

Department of Fire Departments

the following functions:

Safeguarding life as the primary legal asset and the assets of the citizenry in the face of fire and other natural disaster risks, or

Atender emergencies and/or disasters that are generated in the area of your territorial competence.

Perform rescue and rescue work for people, animals, and goods.

Perform extinction of structural and forest fires.

Plan your activities in the framework of the Institutional Strategic Plan of the Bolivian Police.

Velar for the correct and proper use of the human, material and financial resources of the Departmental Department of Firefighters.

Coordinate with the autonomous territorial entities and all those institutions that have the risk management units, for the planning of the prevention and attention of emergencies and/or disasters in the area of their territorial competence.

Coassist with rehabilitation, Reconstruction and reactivation of post-disaster processes.

Coordinate with the Authority of Taxation and Social Control of Drinking Water and Basic Sanitation, and the operators of the water service distribution systems potable, the implementation of the Water Service with reference to the types of hydrants, their location, pressure and evaluation of priority in the installation, operation and maintenance in the area of their territorial competence.

Audit, control and certify compliance with current safety regulations In relation to fire prevention and protection systems, in coordination with the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Welfare, through technical inspections.

Fiscalize, control and certify the compliance with the current regulations governing fire prevention and protection systems in public, private and public buildings, regardless of the use to which they are intended, in coordination with the entities Autonomous regions, within the framework of their powers through inspections techniques.

Fisicalize and control through inspections, as well as certify compliance with technical safety standards for companies engaged in adventure tourism, within the area of their territorial competence.

Fiscalize, control and certify compliance with fire prevention and protection systems, before and during the construction of new buildings in the area of their competition, in coordination with the municipal autonomous governments.

Manage inter-institutional conventions relating to the function Bomberil, with public institutions, local private, social organizations, prior to compliance with legal and institutional formalities by express delegation of the National Fire Department.

Train institutions public, private, social organizations and the community in general, in terms of prevention, relief and mitigation of risks for protection before, during or after an emergency and/or disaster.

Capacity and coordination of the Brigades Forest Firefighters in the area of their territorial competence.

Investigate the fires, explosions and other casualties in coordination with the Departmental Institute of Scientific Technical Research of the Police University, determining the causes that gave rise to the event, and contribute as an organ of support for criminal investigation related to this issue and to the courts under Law.

Atender medical emergencies of pre-hospital assistance, through the ambulance service of the Bolivian Police.

Running events related to explosive substances and hazardous materials.

Planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the operation of fire units and their deconcentration, according to the need for service.

And others linked to the fulfillment of their functions.

CHAPTER III

FIRE UNITS

ARTICLE 8. (FIRE UNITS). The fire units are operational units

dependent on the Department of Fire Departments, whose operation, attributions and structure will be regulated by internal regulations of the Bolivian Police.

9. (PROHIBITION OF DUPLICITY OF DUTIES). The autonomous territorial entities shall not

be able to constitute a public entity or organization of any kind that meets any of the specific attributions of the National Fire Directorate, the departmental addresses or the Fire units within the framework of Article 27 of Law No. 264 of the National Citizen Security System.

CHAPTER IV

PLURINATIONAL FIRE SCHOOL

AND CIVIL PROTECTION

ARTICLE 10. (CREATION). The Plurinational School of Fire and Civil Protection is created, aimed at the

training, training and training of police public servants, members of public and private institutions, national and international, social organizations and any person who so requests.

ARTICLE 11. (DEPENDENCY). The Plurinational School of Fire and Civil Protection, will depend

academically and administratively from the Police-UNIPOL University as an academic unit of graduate specialization.

ARTICLE 12. (PERMANENCY). Las and the specialized police public servants and trained to perform functions in the National Fire Directorate and the Fire Department Directorates, will perform functions for a minimum time of ten (10) years uninterruptedly, without prejudice to continuing the police race to the effect of ascent.

CHAPTER V

FINANCIAL

ARTICLE 13. (BUDGET). The financial resources for the operation of the Directorate

National Fire and Department Directorates and Fire Units will have the following funding:

The resources entered in the Bolivian Police budget, assigned to the National Directorate, departmental addresses and fire units.

The resources budgeted by the autonomous territorial entities for real estate, furniture, maintenance and equipment of departmental addresses and units of

Other resources.

CHAPTER VI

INFRASTRUCTURE AND INFRASTRUCTURE.

Other resources.

CHAPTER VI

EQUIPMENT

ARTICLE 14. (IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AND MAINTENANCE).

In the framework of Articles 41 and 42 of Law No. 264 of the National System of Citizen Security, the national level of the State and the autonomous territorial entities, they will have to provide real estate and maintenance for the addresses. departmental and fire units dependent on the Bolivian Police, at the request of the Departmental of Fire Departments according to risk diagnoses and the need of the population.

II. Municipal territorial entities with lower availability of resources, will be able to manage the co-participation with the

corresponding departmental autonomous territorial entity.

III. The municipal autonomous territorial entities, may constitute mancommunities for the construction,

equipment and maintenance of the fire units.

IV. The real estate belonging to the autonomous territorial entities, which are destined for the addresses

departmental and fire units, will be transferred, free of charge or donation, to the Bolivian Police.

ARTICLE 15. (EQUIPMENT AND MOVABLE PROPERTY).

I. The national level of the State and the autonomous territorial entities, in compliance with the Law No. 264 of the System

National Citizen Security, will acquire and transfer to the Police free title or donation Boliviana, the equipment and the movable property required for the fulfilment of the privileges mentioned in this Law, according to the plans, programs, projects, needs and capacities of each autonomous territorial entity.

II. Equipment is understood to be the equipment of all the logistic material of use firefighters, according to the following detail:

Height rescue teams and collapsed structures.

Ambulances.

Rescue Botes.

Search and casualty location teams.

Personal Protection Equipment-EPP.

Hazardous Materials Protection Equipment.

Fire Flushing Equipment.

Explosives Equipment.

Communication Equipment.

Diving Teams.

Rescue material.

Helicopters and rescue and fire aircraft.

Structural and forest fire vehicles.

Vehicle rescue vehicles.

Other necessary for the performance of their functions.

III. The national level of the State, through the competent authority and according to the requirement of material and specific equipment, will give priority to the temporary and definitive disposition of movable and immovable property seized and/or confiscated in favor of Bolivian Police, for the exclusive use of the National Fire Directorate.

CHAPTER VII

TOURISM RELIEF AND RESCUE SERVICE

ARTICLE 16. (TOURIST RESCUE AND RESCUE SERVICE).

I. The Tourist Aid and Rescue Service, dependent of the Department of Fire Departments, is created with the

aim of providing a timely and efficient service to the national or foreign tourists, and the community in

II.

II.

The Tourist Aid and Rescue System consists of units, aircraft, vehicles, equipment and materials

specializing in Aerial search and rescue, land, river and pre-hospital assistance, whose funding will be allocated by the autonomous territorial entities that require the implementation of this service.

TITLE III

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS, VOLUNTEER FIRST RESPONDERS TEAMS

AND/OR DISASTERS, AERONAUTICAL FIREFIGHTERS, INDUSTRIAL CARE BRIGADES

EMERGENCY AND FOREST BRIGADES

CHAPTER I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

ARTICLE 17. (AUTHORISATION AND REGISTRATION).

Volunteer fire organizations and volunteer first responders to emergencies and/or disasters must be authorized and registered by the Citizen Security Vice-Ministry for operation, according to regulations.

II. The industrial emergency care brigades and forest brigades must be registered by the

Vice-Ministry of Citizen Security for operation, according to regulation.

III. The aeronautical firefighters, must be registered by the Vice-Ministry of Citizen Security for coordination purposes, according to regulations.

IV. The registration of volunteer fire organizations and volunteer first responders to emergencies

and/or disasters, aeronautical firefighters, industrial emergency care brigades and forest brigades, duly authorized, will be brought to the attention of the National Fire Department of the Bolivian Police, for coordination in emergency and/or disaster care.

ARTICLE 18. (TRAINING AND TRAINING).

I. Las and members of volunteer fire organizations and volunteer first responders to

emergencies and/or disasters, aeronautical firefighters, industrial emergency care brigades and brigades forestry, must be trained by the Plurinational Fire School, Fire Department Directorates or other national or international institutions or organizations.

II. Training institutions and training within the national territory, must prove their specialization before the

Vice-Ministry of Citizen Security. Training and training institutions outside the national territory will be exempt from this requirement.

III. Las and members of volunteer fire organizations and volunteer first responders teams to

emergencies and/or disasters, aeronautical firefighters, industrial emergency care brigades and forest brigades, must present to the Vice-Ministry of Citizen Security for their registration, the certificates that credit their training. Trainings received outside the national territory must be approved.

ARTICLE 19. The volunteer fire organizations and volunteer teams of

first response to emergencies and/or disasters, aeronautical firefighters, industrial emergency care brigades, and

forest brigades, must have logos, letterheads, symbols, badges or any other distinctive characteristics, and must develop their activities with identification of the group to which they belong and the denomination? Plurinational State of Bolivia?, permanently and visibly.

CHAPTER II

VOLUNTEER FIRE ORGANIZATIONS AND VOLUNTEER FIRST RESPONDERS

TO EMERGENCIES AND/OR DISASTERS

ARTICLE 20.

VOLUNTEER FIRE ORGANIZATIONS.)

Volunteer Fire Organizations are a set of natural, non-profit organized natural persons who have a legally recognized vocation of service to society. is to participate and intervene in the attention of fires, emergencies and/or disasters, in a coordinated, voluntary and free way.

ARTICLE 21. (ORGANIZATIONS OF VOLUNTEER FIRST RESPONDERS TEAMS

EMERGENCIES AND/OR DISASTERS). The organizations of volunteer first responders to emergencies and/or disasters, are a set of natural persons who integrate a legally recognized non-profit organization whose purpose is to cooperate and intervene with specialized services in emergencies and/or disasters, on a voluntary and free basis.

ARTICLE 22. (CANINE SEARCH TEAMS).

I. The canine search teams (Guia-Can) belonging to volunteer first responders to emergencies

and/or disasters or to Volunteer Fire Organizations, are intended to search and locate lost victims in urban or rural areas, in emergencies and/or disasters.

II. The canine search teams (Guia-Can) will participate in the emergency and/or disaster tasks under the Bolivian Incident Command System

. The volunteer first responders to emergencies and/or disasters and the Fire Organizations

Volunteers who have canine search teams (Guia-Can), must certify the certification of the operation of the copy Canine trained, before entering the area or area of emergency and/or disaster, by means of a certification granted by the Vice-Ministry of Citizen Security prior to the certification of the operability by a specialized technical commission, according to

ARTICLE 23. (REQUIREMENTS).

I. Volunteer Fire Organizations and volunteer first responders to emergencies and/or disasters,

must be subject to technical, operational and legal requirements, provided for in regulation.

Ministry of Government, through the Viceministerium of Citizen Security, will supervise and control the fulfillment of the requirements for the development of the activities of the Volunteer Fire Organizations and first volunteer teams response to emergencies and/or disasters.

ARTICLE 24. (ACTIVATIONS). The Volunteer Fire Organizations and volunteer teams of

first response to emergencies and/or disasters, may develop, in an enunciative and non-limiting manner, according to their specific training, the following activities:

To act in a coordinated manner in the activities of the National Council for Risk Reduction and Emergency and/or Disaster Care (CONARADE), in the attention and prevention of natural, social, and natural events, (a) Anthropic, technological or other origin, throughout the territory of the State Plurinational of Bolivia, in coordination with the appropriate governmental body.

Participate in the attention, response and mitigation of emergencies and/or disasters throughout the territory of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

Participate in rescue and rescue work for people, animals, and goods.

Participate in structural, vehicle and forest fire extinguishing tasks.

Participate in emergency care with hazardous materials.

Coordinate with autonomous territorial entities and all those institutions that have the risk management units, for the planning of emergency and/or disaster prevention and care.

Manage Inter-institutional agreements on the role of the pump and emergency and/or disaster care.

Health emergency services providing pre-hospital assistance, in coordination with medical and ambulance services.

Participating in disaster support tasks in other countries, under international regulations.

Train public institutions, private institutions, social organizations and the community in general, in prevention, relief and risk mitigation for protection before, during or after an emergency and/or disaster, according to regulations.

Forming part of the forest fire brigades.

Coordinate with the Department of Fire Department of the Bolivian Police, in operational and preventive tasks of emergencies and/or disasters.

Join or affiliate with organizations volunteers with national, departmental or municipal representation.

Other according to its nature and purpose.

ARTICLE 25. (VOLUNTARY SERVICE IN WORKING OR STUDY HOURS). The people

who belong to Volunteer Fire Organizations and volunteer first responders to emergencies and/or disasters, who provide volunteer service in emergency and/or disaster care, called in hours They should be considered working hours in the case of workers and private or civil servants and public officials, and as hours of classes in the case of students. Previous certification of the Department of Fire Department of the Bolivian Police or of the Volunteer Fire Organizations or volunteer teams of first responders to emergencies and/or disasters, legally constituted and registered in the Viceministerium of Citizen Security, under legal responsibility, for the work done and the time used.

CHAPTER III

AERONAUTICAL FIREFIGHTERS, INDUSTRIAL BRIGADES

OF ATTENTION TO EMERGENCIES AND BRIGADES FORESTRY

ARTICLE 26. (AERONAUTICAL FIREFIGHTERS).

I. The Aeronautical Firefighters are organized and specialized in rescue and fire fighting in

aircraft, in compliance with the current national and international regulations.

II. The Aeronautical Firefighters will be able to participate in tasks of fighting fires outside their specific areas

of work, under the direction and coordination of the Bolivian Police, through the Department of Fire Departments, and will be subject to the scope of this Law.

III. The Department of Fire Department of the Bolivian Police, Volunteer Fire Organizations and/or

first responders to emergencies and/or disasters, will be able to participate in firefighting tasks within the airports, at the request and under the direction and coordination of the Aeronautical Firefighters.

IV. For the compliance of the preceding paragraph, the Aeronautical Firefighters will develop programs of

training, drills, and joint training in aircraft rescue and fire fighting.

ARTICLE 27. (INDUSTRIAL EMERGENCY CARE BRIGADES).

The industries in the national territory, must have industrial emergency care brigades, according to current regulations.

II. The industrial emergency care brigades will be able to participate in fire fighting tasks outside of

their specific areas of work, under the direction and coordination of the Bolivian Police, through the Directorates Fire Department, and will be subject to the scope of this Law.

III. The Department of Fire Department of the Bolivian Police, Volunteer Fire Organizations and/or

first responders to emergencies and/or disasters, will be able to participate in firefighting tasks within the industries, at the request and under the direction and coordination of industrial brigades.

ARTICLE 28. (FOREST FIRE PREVENTION).

I. Stand-alone territorial entities, through their risk management units or addresses, must draw up

annually the risk map of their jurisdiction and draw up fire prevention and attention plans These will have to be brought to the attention of the Authority of Taxation and Social Control of Forests and Earth-ABT, the Vice-Ministry of Civil Defense and the Department of Fire Departments of the Bolivian Police.

II. The Forest and Land Control and Social Control Authority must To inform the existence of

hot spots that are potential forest fires, to the Viceministerium of Civil Defense, the Departments of Fire Department of the Bolivian Police and units or addresses of management of the risks of autonomous territorial entities, for the activation of forest fire prevention and attention plans in a timely manner, according to regulation.

ARTICLE 29. (FOREST FIRE BRIGADES).

I. The forest fire brigades may be formed by trained personnel of the Bolivian Police,

Armed Forces of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, personnel of the autonomous territorial entities, and Volunteer Fire Organizations, involved in the control, suppression and extinction of forest fires under the Bolivian Incident Command System.

II. The entities ' forest fire brigades autonomous territorial, must be accredited, organized

and Registered by the Risk Management agencies of the autonomous territorial entities, the registry must be brought to the attention of the departmental Fire Departments of the Bolivian Police for the purpose of coordination.

III. Autonomous territorial entities must have sufficient equipment and materials for control,

stifling and extinction of forest fires.

IV. Territorial entities Departmental autonomies, should coordinate and support in the attention of fires

foresters to the municipal autonomous territorial entities in their jurisdiction.

CHAPTER IV

SYSTEM INCIDENT COMMAND

ARTICLE 30. (INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM).

I. The Bolivian Incident Command System, is the emergency management and/or disaster management model

by combining facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, protocols, and communications, operating in a common organizational structure, whose objective is to stabilize the incident or adverse event, protect life, property and the environment, according to the competencies and technical specialties of each authority, subject to regulation.

II. The first fire organization volunteers or volunteer first responders to emergencies and/or

disasters, which are at the site of the adverse event, have the responsibility to activate the Bolivian Incident Command System, and transfer the command to the Joint Command under the direction and leadership of the Police Department of Fire Department of the Bolivian Police, as the competent state authority, when it is present at the site of the event.

TITLE IV

SYSTEM OF PROTECTION AND PROTECTION

AGAINST FIRE

CHAPTER I

MEASURES

ARTICLE 31. (PREVENTION AND FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS).

I. The System of Prevention and Protection Against Fire, is the set of active measures, passive and actions for the prevention and human protection against fires, of compulsory compliance to all public and private entities, who must have the minimum means necessary to prevent, protect and fight fires, according to the type of risk they represent, subject to regulation.

II. The control and control of the Fire Prevention and Protection Systems will be in charge of

National Fire Department

the Bolivian Police, through the Department of Fire Departments, or other authority of the Sector audit, according to regulation.

ARTICLE 32. (CERTIFICATION). For the operation of commercial, industrial activities,

public shows, amusement centers or building construction, it will require the certification of the Department of Fire Department of the Bolivian Police as competent authority on fire prevention, protection and human security systems, in coordination with municipal autonomous territorial entities.

CHAPTER II

HIDING SERVICE

ARTICLE 33. (RESPONSIBILITY). The companies that provide the public drinking water services and

basic sanitation, will be responsible for the construction of the public hydrant network, its installation, operation and maintenance.

ARTICLE 34. (INSTALLATION OF HYDRANTS).

I. The Department of Fire Department of the Bolivian Police, after a duly assessed risk assessment

, will coordinate with the companies that provide the public services of drinking water, basic sanitation and sewer, for the installation of public hydrants.

II. Public buildings, private buildings, industries, shopping centers, hospital centers, educational centers and centers of

public events, are obligated to time of its construction to install a water-only use Firefighters for human and fire prevention and protection, according to regulations.

ARTICLE 35. (DRINKING WATER CONTROL AND SOCIAL CONTROL AUTHORITY AND

BASIC SANITATION). The Authority for the Control and Social Control of Drinking Water and Basic Sanitation-AAPS, will monitor compliance with the installation, operation and maintenance of the hydrants for the prevention and protection of human and fire goods.

TRANSIENT Provisions

FIRST.

I. The Ministry of Government in coordination with the Bolivian Police, through the National Fire Department,

will be in charge of drafting the regulations to this Law, within sixty (60) working days to start of your.

II. The regulations of the System of Prevention and Protection Against Fire, established in Article 31 of this Law,

will adopt as a basis the technical criteria of national and international regulations, on prevention and protection against fires.

SECOND. The infrastructures built before the current Law, which according to the regulations of this Law, regarding the Technical Criteria, have the obligation to install hydrants, will have a period of three (3) years for their

THIRD.

THIRD.

The National Fire Department of the Bolivian Police, in coordination with the organizations of

Volunteer firefighters and volunteer teams first response to emergencies and/or disasters, aeronautical firefighters and brigades Emergency care industry will develop operational guidelines and procedures for care and response to each type of emergency according to the Bolivian Incident Command System, within sixty (60) working days. From the approval of the regulations to this Law, regarding the Bolivian Incident Command System.

FINAL PROVISIONS

FIRST.

I. The import of fire trucks, the age of which is permitted, and the equipment for exclusive use of the function

bomberil to be defined by a regulatory Supreme Decree, may be eligible for exemption from payment total customs taxes.

II. To be a beneficiary of such exemption, the authorization issued by the Ministry of Government must be provided to

through the Vice-Ministry of Citizen Security, which establishes that the destination of vehicles and equipment are for any institution or organisation duly registered with that State portfolio.

. The firefighters of the Bolivian Police, Aeronautical Firefighters, Volunteer Fire Organizations and industrial fire brigades, will be able to coordinate with the rescue and rescue search volunteer groups, dependent on the Forces Armed, in prevention, relief, fire mitigation actions in emergencies and/or disasters.

THIRD. The institutions or companies that for their characteristics and functions require the services of

aeronautical firefighters or Industrial and emergency services brigades must provide a insurance against accidents, death and total or partial incapacity, which will only cover the fulfillment of the bomberyl function, with its own resources.

OPENING DISPOSITION

ONLY. Supreme Decree No 05299 of 11 September 1959 is repealed.

Remit to the Executive Body, for Constitutional purposes.

It is given in the Session Room of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, at twenty-five days of the month of

November of two thousand thirteen years.

Fdo. Lilly Gabriela Montano Viana, Lucio Marca Mamani, Andres Agustín Villca Daza, Claudia Jimena Torres Chavez, Marcelo Elio Chavez, Angel David Cortés Villegas .

Therefore, it is enacted so that it has and complies with the law of the State Plurinational of Bolivia.

Palace of Government of the city of La Paz, four days of the month of December of the year two thousand thirteen.

FDO. EVO MORALES AYMA, Juan Ramon Quintana Taborga, Carlos Gustavo Romero Bonifaz, Ruben Aldo Saavedra Soto, Daniel Santalla Torrez, Jose Antonio Zamora Gutierrez, Claudia Stacy Peña Claros, Amanda Davila Torres.