Fire Act

Original Language Title: LEY DE BOMBEROS

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Law No. 449 law of 4 December 2013 EVO MORALES AYMA President constitutional of the PLURINATIONAL State of BOLIVIA, by how much, the plurinational Legislative Assembly, has sanctioned the following law: the Assembly Legislative PLURINATIONAL, DECREES: law of fire title I provisions General Chapter single object, principles and definitions article 1. (OBJECT). This law is intended to regulate the Organization, functioning and coordination of the national direction of fire of the Bolivian police organizations of volunteer firefighters and volunteer teams of first response to emergencies or disasters, aircraft fire, industrial emergency service brigades and brigades forest, as part of the national system of public security in order to protect life through actions of prevention help, mitigation of fires in emergencies or disasters to the community and the environment, in a timely and appropriate manner.
ARTICLE 2. (PRINCIPLES). Principles underlying the Elena function, care of emergencies or disasters, are as follows: cooperation. Action coordinated and joint public and private institutions aimed at the fulfilment of the functions set out in this law.

Protection. All persons living in the national territory are entitled to the protection of the physical integrity, security of their property and the environment against potential disasters or emergencies.

Respect. The public and private institutions, aimed at the fulfilment of the functions set out in this law, must respect the institutional structures, in observance of the political Constitution of the State, the laws and regulations.

Ethics. Expressed in the Elena function actions 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 the loyalty and commitment to the plurinational State of Bolivia, institutions and society, which impels him to protect and aid society.

Liability. Persons comprising the public and private institutions, aimed at the fulfilment of the functions set out in this law, must answer for the acts performed in the exercise of their functions.

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

Public interest. The care of emergencies or disasters are of public interest and the measures established for this purpose should be addressed with priority.
Service. Elena function is intended to serve the community of permanent and continuously.

Transparency. The actions and administrative acts carried out in the public and private institutions, aimed at the fulfilment of the functions set out in this law, will be public for knowledge of society and social control.

Gratuity. Emergency services that provide national direction, departmental directorates, units of firefighters, volunteer firefighters and organizations of volunteer teams of first response to emergencies or disasters, will have a free character.

Volunteering. They are protected and respected in all activities carried out by individuals, associations or legal entities, associated by free choice and non profit, outside the framework of a relationship of employment or civil service, on exercise or attention to claims, emergencies or disasters related to Elena function.
ARTICLE 3. (DEFINITIONS). For purposes of this law, means: alert. A State that determines the probability of the existence of an emergency or disaster.

Threat. External factor of risk posed by a potential incident of natural or generated by human activity which may manifest itself in a specific place, with an intensity and duration.

Certificate of prevention and fire protection. Document required for the infrastructure of public and private entities according to the classification of risk, issued by the national direction of fire of the Bolivian police, through their departmental addresses, that certifies the compliance of the legal regulations concerning prevention and fire protection systems.

Disaster. Situation of severe damage or alteration of normal conditions of life in a territory determined, caused by natural phenomena or by the action of the people, which can cause damage, loss of life, human, material, economic or environmental damage; and that requires attention by the specialized agencies of the State.

Emergency. A situation that is created in the actual and imminent presence of natural or anthropogenic hazard that might put at risk the normalcy of life, in a certain territory, or health or life of persons.

Evaluation of risks. Process through which threats and vulnerabilities in the area are identified where they will perform certain human activities, proposing suitable risk reduction measures.

Natural events. Atmospheric, hydrologic and geological changes occurring that may be foreseen with certainty and that because of its location, power and frequency can affect human beings and their environment.

Socio-natural 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, Earth) and the population, which put in danger the physical integrity and the quality of life of the communities.

Technological events. Technological or industrial accidents dangerous procedures, faulty infrastructure or certain human activities that may cause deaths or injuries, psychological damage, material or interruption of the activity, social, economic and environmental degradation.
Function firefighting. Set of specialized activities in the control of fire, rescue, pre - hospital care, and others to perform preventive functions of protection and assistance.

Use of explosives by the Bolivian police. Specific activity of policing, through the National Fire Department, used as material of demolition for the fulfilment of its functions.
Mitigation. Measures or actions that are intended to reduce the risks at the time of the disaster or emergency.

Prevention. Measures and previous actions that are intended to reduce the causes and effects of disasters or emergencies.

Preparations. Set of measures and actions to minimize the loss of human lives and other harm, organizing timely and effective response and rehabilitation.

Response. Actions carried out before an adverse event and that are intended to save lives and reduce losses.

Reduction of risks. Activities included in the phases of prevention, mitigation and reconstruction intended to prevent or reduce the possible occurrence of an emergency or disaster.
Risks. Estimated magnitude of loss of life, injuries, affected properties, destroyed environment and economic activity stopped, in a given place and during a period of exposure determined for a threat in particular.

Rehabilitation. Recovery at short-term basic services and start the 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 factor of risk, of a subject, object or system exposed to a threat, which corresponds to their inherent disposition to be affected.
TITLE II STRUCTURE FIRE OF THE BOLIVIAN POLICE CHAPTER I NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF FIRE ARTICLE 4. (NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF FIRE). The national direction of fire department is the agency specialized in the police Bolivian, responsible for manage, plan, coordinate, develop, and implement preventive assistance, operational measures in disaster, emergency, fire, incidents with explosives, rescue and pre-hospital assistance, and all the necessary for the fulfilment of its functions and powers at the national level, within the framework of the present law and the organic law of the Bolivian police; as well as to public and private entities under the systems of prevention and human protection against all kinds of risks control.
ARTICLE 5. (FUNCTIONS OF THE NATIONAL DIRECTION OF FIRE). The national direction of fire has the following functions: safeguard life as a fundamental legal right and property of the citizens to the risks of fires and other accidents.

Meet emergencies or disasters that are generated in the national territory.

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

Develop and implement the strategic planning of the firefighting police function, at the national level.

Planning, organizing, directing and controlling the operation of departmental directions of fire.


Develop plans, programs and projects for the technological development and the modernization of departmental directions and its units of firefighters of the Bolivian police.

Develop and track plans, programmes, projects and procedures aimed at prevention, relief, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery applicable departmental directorates of fire.

Manage authorities strengthening departmental directions of fire brigade and units of firefighters, before agencies and public and private institutions of international cooperation, upon request to the General command of the Bolivian police and approval of the Ministry of Government.

Plan, participate, designing and implementing plans, programmes and projects of formation, training, update, continuous and permanent training of Police Fire Department addresses public servers, through national and international courses.

Participate as operating unit of the Ministry of Government in the activities of the National Council for the reduction of risks and attention of disasters and/or emergencies (CONARADE), in the care of disaster events social, natural, manmade, technological or product from another source, throughout the territory of the plurinational State of Bolivia, in accordance with the national rules governing the matter.
To ensure the correct and appropriate use of human resources, material and financial of the national direction of fire.
Coordinate and plan Elena function with institutions of the national level of the State, autonomous territorial entities, armed forces of Bolivia, civic, religious, sports institutions and others, according to the needs that are required, prior approval of the General command of the Bolivian police.

Coordinate with the authority of control and Social Control of drinking water and basic sanitation-AAPS, the implementation of service hydrants, location, pressure and evaluation of priority in the installation, operation and maintenance.
Monitor control, control and certification of compliance with the legislation on occupational safety in relation to systems of prevention and fire protection to public and private entities in coordination with the Ministry of labour, employment and Social Welfare.
Monitor control, control and certification of compliance with current regulations governing systems for prevention and protection against fires in homes public, private and public shows, regardless of the use for which they are intended, in coordination with autonomous territorial entities, within the framework of its competences.

Manage and to sign an interinstitutional agreements concerning the role of Elena, with public and private national institutions and social organizations, prior completion of the legal and institutional formalities.

And others linked to the performance of their duties.
CHAPTER II ADDRESSES DEPARTMENTAL FIRE ARTICLE 6. (DEPARTMENTAL DIRECTIONS OF FIRE). Departmental directions of fire are decentralized national direction of firefighters in the nine departments of the country, and units responsible for the execution and performance of the functions of protection, prevention, relief and mitigation of fires, emergencies and/or disasters in their territorial competence, within the framework of the present law and the organic law of the Bolivian police.
ARTICLE 7. (FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENTAL DIRECTORATES OF FIRE). Fire Department addresses have the following functions: safeguard life as primary legal asset and property of the citizens against the risks of fire and other accidents natural or anthropogenic.

Meet emergencies or disasters that are generated in the area of its territorial jurisdiction.

Tasks of rescue and rescue of people, animals and goods.

Perform structural and forest fire control.

Plan their activities within the framework of the strategic institutional Plan of the Bolivian police.

To ensure the correct and appropriate use of human resources, material and financial of the departmental direction of fire.

Coordinate with autonomous territorial entities and all those institutions that have units of risk management, planning of prevention and care of emergencies or disasters in the area of its territorial jurisdiction.

Assist with the rehabilitation, reconstruction and reactivation of post-disaster processes.

Coordinating with the authority of control and Social Control of drinking water and basic sanitation-AAPS, and operators of the distribution systems of the service of drinking water, the implementation of service hydrants with reference to the types of hydrants, location, pressure and evaluation of priority in the installation, operation and maintenance in the area of its territorial jurisdiction.

Supervise, monitor and certify compliance with the legislation on occupational safety in relation to systems of prevention and fire protection, in coordination with the Ministry of labour, employment and Social Welfare, through technical inspections.

Supervise, monitor and certify compliance with current legislation that regulates the systems of prevention and protection against fires in homes public, private and public entertainment, regardless of the use for which they are intended, in coordination with the autonomous territorial entities, within the framework of its competencies through technical inspections.

Monitor and control through inspections, as well as certify compliance with technical standards of safety to companies engaged in adventure tourism, within the area of its territorial jurisdiction.

Supervise, monitor and certify compliance with prevention and fire protection systems, before and during the construction of new buildings in the area of its competence, in coordination with the municipal self-governments.

Managing interinstitutional agreements concerning the role of Elena, with public and private institutions local, social organizations, prior compliance with the legal and institutional formalities by express delegation of the national direction of fire.

Training institutions, public, private, social organisations and the community in general, in terms of prevention, care and mitigation of risks for protection before, during or after an emergency or disaster.
Train and coordinate the forest fire brigades in the area of its territorial jurisdiction.

Investigate the fires, explosions and other accidents in coordination with the departmental Institute of scientific technical investigations of the Police University, determining the causes that gave rise to the fact, and contribute as a body of support for the criminal investigation related to this subject and to the courts in accordance with law.

Meet emergency medical pre-hospital assistance, through the Bolivian police ambulance service.

Attend events related to explosive substances and hazardous materials.

Plan, organize, direct and control the operation of fire units and its devolution, according to the need of the service.

And others linked to the performance of their duties.
CHAPTER III ARTICLE 8 FIRE UNITS. (FIRE UNITS). Fire units are operational units dependent on departmental directions of fire, whose operation, powers, and structure will be regulated by internal rules of the Bolivian police.
ARTICLE 9. (PROHIBITION OF DUPLICATION OF FUNCTIONS). The autonomous territorial entities may not constitute a public entity or organization of any kind that meets any specific attributions of the national direction of fire, the departmental directorates or units of firemen, in the context of article 27 of the law N ° 264 of the national public safety system.
CHAPTER IV MULTINATIONAL SCHOOL OF FIREMEN AND CIVIL PROTECTION ARTICLE 10. (CREATION). You create the multinational School of firemen and Civil protection, aimed at training, training and training of the police civil servants, members of national and international public and private institutions, social organizations and any person who requests it.
ARTICLE 11. (DEPENDENCY). Multinational School of firemen and Civil protection, will depend on academic and administrative of the police-UNIPOL University as an academic unit of postgraduate specialization.
ARTICLE 12. (PERMANENCE). The police civil servants specialised and trained to perform functions in the national direction of fire and the departmental directorates of fire, shall carry out functions for a minimum of ten (10) years continuously, without prejudice to pursue a police career in effect of ascent.
CHAPTER V FUNDING ARTICLE 13. (BUDGET). The financial resources for the operation of the national direction of fire and departmental directions and fire units, will have the following funding:


The resources entered in the budget of the Bolivian police, the National Directorate, departmental directions and firefighters units.

Resources budgeted by the autonomous territorial entities for assets property, furniture, maintenance and equipment of the departmental directorates and units of fire, in the framework of article 38 of the law N ° 264 of the national public safety system.

National and international donations.

Other resources.
CHAPTER VI INFRASTRUCTURE AND EQUIPMENT ARTICLE 14. (REAL ESTATE AND MAINTENANCE).

In the framework of articles 41 and 42 of the Act No. 264 of the system national public safety, the national level of the State and the autonomous territorial entities, they must give real estate and maintenance for the departmental directorates and units of fire dependent of the Bolivian police, at the request of departmental directions of fire according to diagnostics of risk and need of the population.
II. municipal territorial entities with reduced availability of resources, will manage the partnership with the departmental autonomous territorial entity that corresponds.
III. the municipal autonomous territorial entities, may constitute municipalities for the construction, equipment and maintenance of fire units.
IV. the real estate belonging to the autonomous territorial entities, that are intended for departmental addresses and units of firefighters, will be transferred, to free or donation, the Bolivian police.
ARTICLE 15. (EQUIPMENT AND MOVABLE PROPERTY).
I. the national level of the State and the autonomous territorial entities, pursuant to law No. 264 of the national system of citizen security, acquired and transferred gratuitously or donation to the Bolivian police, equipment and movable property required for the fulfilment of the responsibilities laid down in this law, according to the plans, programs, projects needs and capabilities of each autonomous territorial entity.
II. means all logistical material equipment use of fire, according to the following detail: rescue from height and collapsed structures.

Ambulances.

Rescue boats.

Teams of search and location of victims.

PPE-Personal protective equipment.

HAZMAT protection equipment.

Smothering of fire equipment.

Equipment against explosives.

Communication equipment.

Diving equipment.

Rescue material.

Helicopters and aircraft rescue and fire-fighting.
Structural and forest fire-fighting vehicles.

Vehicle rescue vehicles.

Other necessary for the performance of their duties.
III. the national level of the State, through the competent authority and according to material and specific equipment requirement, priority be given to the temporary and final disposal of movable and immovable property seized and/or confiscated in favor of the Bolivian police, for the exclusive use of the national direction of fire.
CHAPTER VII SERVICE OF ASSISTANCE AND RESCUE TOURIST ARTICLE 16. (TOURIST RESCUE AND RELIEF SERVICE).
I created the relief and rescue service tourism, dependent of the departmental directorates of fire, in order to provide timely and efficient service to the tourists, nationals or foreigners, and community that in general required throughout the Bolivian territory, according to regulations.
II. assistance and tourist rescue system is composed of units, aircraft, vehicles, equipment and material specialized in search and rescue aerial, terrestrial, fluvial and pre-hospital assistance, financing will be assigned by the autonomous territorial entities that require the implementation of this service.
TITLE III VOLUNTARY FIREMEN, VOLUNTEER TEAMS OF FIRST RESPONSE TO EMERGENCIES AND/OR DISASTERS, FIRE AERONAUTICAL, INDUSTRIAL BRIGADES OF EMERGENCY CARE AND FORESTRY BRIGADES CHAPTER I PROVISIONS GENERAL ARTICLE 17. (AUTHORIZATION AND REGISTRATION).

Volunteer firefighters and volunteer teams of first response to emergencies or disasters, organizations must be authorized and registered by the Deputy Minister of public safety for its performance, according to regulations.
II. the industrial emergency service brigades and forestry brigades, shall be registered by the Deputy Minister of public safety for its performance, according to regulations.
III. aeronautical personnel, shall be registered by the Deputy Minister of public safety for the purpose of coordination, according to regulations.
IV. the registration of organizations of volunteer firefighters and volunteer teams of first response to emergencies or disasters, aircraft fire, industrial emergency service brigades and forestry brigades, duly authorized, will be placed on knowledge of the national direction of fire of the Bolivian police, to coordinate the care of emergencies or disasters.
ARTICLE 18. (EDUCATION AND TRAINING).
I and members of the organizations of volunteer firefighters and volunteer teams of first response to emergencies or disasters, aircraft fire, industrial emergency service brigades and forestry brigades, must be trained by the multinational School of fire, departmental directions of fire or other institutions or national or international organizations.
II. the institutions of education and training within the country, must prove their specialization before the Deputy Minister of public safety. The institutions of education and training outside the national territory shall be exempt from this requirement.
III. the members of the organizations of volunteer firefighters and volunteer teams of first response to emergencies or disasters, aircraft fire, industrial emergency service brigades and forestry brigades, must be submitted to the Deputy Minister of public safety for your registration, certificates proving their training. The trainings received outside the national territory shall be approved.
ARTICLE 19. (IDENTIFICATION). Do organizations of volunteer firefighters and volunteer teams of first response to emergencies or disasters, aircraft fire, industrial emergency service brigades and forestry brigades, have logos, letterheads, symbols, logos or any other sign which characterizes them, and must develop its activities with identification of the group to which they belong and the denomination? Do plurinational State of Bolivia?, in a permanent and visible way.
CHAPTER II ORGANIZATIONS OF FIREMEN VOLUNTEERS AND VOLUNTEERS OF FIRST EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS AND/OR DISASTERS ARTICLE 20. (VOLUNTEER FIRE ORGANIZATIONS.) Organizations of volunteer firefighters are a group of individuals organized without profit possessing vocation of service to society, legally recognized, whose purpose is to participate and intervene in the care of fire, emergency, or disaster, coordinated, voluntary and free of charge.
ARTICLE 21. (ORGANIZATIONS OF VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE TEAMS AND/OR DISASTER). Organizations of volunteer teams of first response to emergencies or disasters, are a group of individuals belonging to a particular organization non profit, legally recognized, whose purpose is to cooperate and intervene with specialized services in situations of emergencies or disasters, voluntary and free of charge.
ARTICLE 22. (CANINE TEAMS SEARCH).
I teams canines search (Guia-can) belonging to volunteer teams of first response to emergencies or disasters or fire department volunteer organizations, aim to search and timely location of lost in urban or rural areas, in emergency or disaster victims.
II. search (Guia-can) canine teams will participate in the tasks of emergencies or disasters under the Bolivian incident command system.
III. first response to emergencies or disaster volunteer teams and organizations of volunteer firefighters who have search (Guia-can) canine teams, must prove the certification of operability of the canine copy trained, before entering the area or zone of emergency or disaster, by means of a certification granted by the Vice-Ministry of public safety upon certification of operations carried out by a specialized technical Committee , according to regulations.
ARTICLE 23. (REQUIREMENTS).
I organizations volunteer firefighters and volunteer teams of first response to emergencies or disasters, must conform to technical, operational and legal requirements laid down in regulation.

The Ministry of Government, through the Deputy Minister of public safety, will oversee and control the fulfillment of the requirements for the development of the activities of the organizations of volunteer firefighters and volunteers first responders to emergencies or disasters.
ARTICLE 24. (ACTIVITIES). Not limited way, according to their specific training, organizations of volunteer firefighters and volunteer teams of first response to emergencies or disasters, may develop the following activities:


Product events social, natural, manmade, technological or other origin, throughout the territory of the plurinational State of Bolivia, in coordination with the Government instance that corresponds to act in a coordinated manner in the activities of the National Council for the reduction of risks and emergency or disaster (CONARADE), care and prevention of disasters.

Participate in attention, response, and mitigation of emergencies or disasters in the entire territory of the plurinational State of Bolivia.

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

Participate in tasks of structural, vehicular, and forest fire control.

Participate in the care of emergencies with dangerous materials.

Coordinate with autonomous territorial entities and all those institutions that have units of risk management, planning of prevention and care of emergencies or disasters.

Managing interinstitutional agreements relating to Elena function and care of emergencies or disasters.

Care of medical emergencies providing pre-hospital assistance, in coordination with medical services and ambulances.

Participate in support in disasters in other countries, under international regulations.

Training institutions, public, private, social organisations and the community in general, prevention, relief and mitigation of risks for the protection before, during or after an emergency or disaster, according to regulations.
Be part of the forest fire brigades.

Coordinate with departmental directions of fire of the Bolivian police, preventive and operational tasks of emergency or disaster.

Membership or join voluntary organizations with national, departmental or municipal representation.

Others according to their nature and end.
ARTICLE 25. (VOLUNTARY SERVICE DURING BUSINESS HOURS OR STUDY). Persons belonging to organizations of volunteer firefighters and volunteer teams of first response to emergencies or disasters, providing voluntary service in the care of emergency or disasters, convened in working hours should be considered working hours in the case of private workers or officials, workers and public servants, and as hours of classes taken in the case of students. Upon certification of the departmental Directorate of fire of the Bolivian police or organizations of volunteer firefighters or volunteer teams of first responders to emergencies or disasters, legally constituted and registered with the Deputy Minister of public safety, legal responsibility, the work performed and the time used.
CHAPTER III FIRE AERONAUTICAL, INDUSTRIAL BRIGADES OF EMERGENCY CARE AND FORESTRY BRIGADES ARTICLE 26. (AERONAUTICAL FIRE).
I aviation firefighters are organized and specialized in tasks of rescue and firefighting aircraft, in compliance with current national and international regulations.
II. aviation firefighters will participate in tasks of combat to fires to the outside of their specific areas of work, under the guidance and coordination of the Bolivian police, through departmental directions of fire, and will be subject to the scope of this law.
III. the departmental directions of fire of the Bolivian police organizations of volunteer firefighters or first responders to emergencies or disasters, may participate in tasks of combat to fires inside airports, at the request and under the guidance and coordination of aviation firefighters.
IV. for the implementation of the preceding paragraph, aeronautical firefighters develop programs of training, drills, and joint training in tasks of rescue and firefighting aircraft.
ARTICLE 27. (INDUSTRIAL EMERGENCY SERVICE BRIGADES).

Industries in the country, must have industrial brigades of attention to emergencies, according to current regulations.
II. the industrial emergency service brigades will participate in tasks of combat to fires to the outside of their specific areas of work, under the guidance and coordination of the Bolivian police, through departmental directions of fire, and is subject to the scope of this law.
III. the departmental directions of fire of the Bolivian police organizations of volunteer firefighters or first responders to emergencies or disasters, may participate in tasks of combat to fire inside of industries, at the request and under the guidance and coordination of industrial brigades.
ARTICLE 28. (FOREST FIRE PREVENTION).
I. the autonomous territorial entities, through their units or risk management addresses, shall annually prepare the map of risk within their jurisdiction and for prevention and care of forest fires, which must be placed in the authority of control and Social Control of forests and land-ABT, Vice Minister of Civil Defense and fire of the Bolivian police departmental addresses plans.
II. the authority of control and Social Control of forests and land, shall bring to the attention the existence of hot spots that are potential forest fires, to the Deputy Minister of Civil Defense, fire of the Bolivian police and units departmental addresses or addresses of risk management of autonomous territorial entities, for the activation of the plans for the prevention and care of forest fires in a timely manner , according to regulations.
ARTICLE 29. (FOREST FIRE BRIGADES).
I. the forest fire brigades may be formed by staff trained of the Bolivian police, armed forces of the plurinational State of Bolivia, personnel of the autonomous territorial entities and organizations of volunteer firefighters, involved in controlling, smothering and extinguishing of forest fires under the Bolivian incident command system.
II. the brigades against forest fires of the autonomous territorial entities, must be accredited, organized and registered by the authorities of the autonomous territorial entities risk management, registration must be made known to departmental directions of fire of the Bolivian police purposes of coordination.
III. autonomous territorial entities must have equipment and materials sufficient for attention in the control, smothering and extinguishing of forest fires.
IV. the departmental autonomous territorial entities, must coordinate and support in the care of forest fires to the municipal autonomous territorial entities within their jurisdiction.
CHAPTER IV SYSTEM ARTICLE 30 INCIDENT COMMAND. (SYSTEM INCIDENT COMMAND).
I. the Bolivian incident command system, is the model of administration of management of emergencies or disasters through the combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, protocols and communications, operating in a common organizational structure, which aims to stabilize the incident or adverse event, protect life, property and the environment, according to the competences and technical specialties of each authority subject to regulation.
II. the first organization of volunteer firefighter or volunteer teams of first response to emergencies or disasters, constituting in the place of the adverse event, is responsible for activating the Bolivian incident command system, and must transfer control to the joint command under the guidance and leadership of the departmental direction of fire of the Bolivian police , as State authority competent, when this becomes present in the place of the fact.
TITLE IV SYSTEM OF PREVENTION AND FIRE PROTECTION CHAPTER I MEASURES ARTICLE 31. (SYSTEMS OF PREVENTION AND FIRE PROTECTION).

I. the system of prevention and fire protection, is the set of active and passive measures and actions for prevention and human fire protection, mandatory to all public and private entities who have the minimex to prevent, protect and firefighting, according to the type of risk they represent, subject to regulation.
II. the oversight and control of prevention and fire protection systems, will be in charge of the national direction of fire of the Bolivian police, through departmental directions of fire, or other authority of sectoral control, according to regulations.
ARTICLE 32. (CERTIFICATION). The operation of commercial activities, industrial, public shows, fun or building construction centres, will require certification of the departmental direction of fire of the Bolivian police as authority on systems of prevention, protection and human security against fire, in coordination with the municipal autonomous territorial entities.
CHAPTER II SERVICE HYDRANTS ARTICLE 33. (RESPONSIBILITY). Companies that provide safe drinking water and basic sanitation, public services will be responsible for the construction of the network of public hydrants, installation, operation and maintenance.

ARTICLE 34. (INSTALLATION OF FIRE HYDRANTS).
I departmental directions of fire of the Bolivian police prior risk assessment properly grounded, coordinate with companies that provide public services of drinking water, basic sanitation and sewerage, for the installation of public hydrants.
II. public, private buildings, industries, shopping malls, hospitals, schools and centers of public events, are required at the time of its construction to install a fire hydrant of exclusive use of fire prevention and protection of human and property against fire, according to regulation.
ARTICLE 35. (AUTHORITY OF CONTROL AND SOCIAL CONTROL OF DRINKING WATER AND BASIC SANITATION). The authority of control and Social Control of drinking water and basic sanitation - AAPS, supervise compliance with the installation, operation and maintenance of fire hydrants for the prevention and protection of human and property against fire.

TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS FIRST.
I. the Ministry of Government in coordination with the Bolivian police, through the National Fire Department, will be responsible for drawing up regulations to this law, within the period of sixty (60) days Computable from its publication.
II. the regulation of the system of prevention and fire protection, established in article 31 of this law, shall take as a basis the technical criteria of national and international regulations, on prevention and fire protection.
THE SECOND. Infrastructures built prior to the entry into force of this law, which according to regulations of the Act, with respect to the technical criteria, have the obligation to install hydrants, have a period of three (3) years for installation, computable from the publication of this law.
THIRD. The national direction of fire of the Bolivian police, in coordination with organizations of volunteer firefighters and volunteer first responders to emergencies or disasters, aircraft fire and industrial emergency service brigades, will elaborate the operating guidelines and procedures for the attention and response to each type of emergency according to the Bolivian incident command system within a period of sixty (60) days Computable from the approval of the regulations to this Act, with respect to the Bolivian incident command system.
FINAL PROVISIONS FIRST.
I. the import of fire trucks, whose age is permitted, and equipment for exclusive use of Elena function that will be defined by regulatory Supreme Decree, may qualify for the total exemption of customs taxes.
II. to benefit from this exemption should be the authorization issued by the Ministry of Government, through the Deputy Minister public safety, proving to be the destination of the vehicles and equipment to any institution or organization duly registered with the State portfolio.

THE SECOND. Firefighters of the Bolivian police, aviation firefighters, volunteer firefighters organizations and industrial fire brigades, will coordinate with volunteer groups in search of search and rescue, dependent on the armed forces in actions of prevention, assistance, mitigation of fires in emergencies or disasters.
THIRD. Institutions or companies requiring services aeronautical fire or industrial emergency service brigades, by its characteristics and functions must provide an insurance against accidents, death and total or partial disability which will cover only in compliance with Elena function, from their own resources.
SOLE ABROGATION PROVISION. It abrogates the Supreme Decree No. 05299 of 11 September 1959.
Refer to the Executive Branch, for constitutional purposes.
It is given in the room of sessions the Assembly Legislative plurinational, twenty-five days of the month of November of two thousand thirteen years.
FDO. Lilly Gabriela MONTAÑO Viana, Lucio Marca Mamani, Andres Agustin Villca Daza, Claudia Jimena Torres Chávez, Marcelo Elio Chavez, Angel David Cortés Villegas.
I therefore enacted it is and meets as a law of the plurinational State of Bolivia.
Government Palace of the city of La Paz, to the four days of the month of December of the year two thousand thirteen.
FDO. EVO MORALES AYMA, Juan Ramón Quintana Taborga, Carlos Gustavo Romero Bonifaz, Aldo Ruben Saavedra Soto, Daniel Santalla Torrez, José Antonio Zamora Gutierrez, Claudia clear Stacy Pena, Amanda Davila Torres.