The Law Of 24 August 1991 On Fire Protection

Original Language Title: USTAWA z dnia 24 sierpnia 1991 r. o ochronie przeciwpożarowej

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Chapter 1 General provisions article 1. 1. [fire protection] fire protection involves the implementation of measures aimed at the protection of life, health, property or the environment against fire, natural disasters or other local hazards through: 1) prevention and spread of fire, natural disaster or other local hazards;

2) to provide the forces and resources to fight the fire, natural disaster or other local hazards;

3) to conduct rescue operations.

Article. 2. [Definitions] Whenever the law is talking about: 1) prevent the emergence and spread of fire, natural disaster or other local risks shall mean: (a) the necessary conditions) to provide technical protection and real estate ruchomościom, b) create conditions for organisation and formalnoprawnych which provide protection of people and property, as well as against the formation of or minimise the effects of fire, natural disaster or other local hazards;

2) rescue operations – shall mean any action taken in order to protect the life, health, property or the environment, as well as the liquidation of the reasons cause a fire, natural disaster or other local hazards;

3) another local risk is to be understood by this event resulting from the development of civilization and natural laws of nature which are not fire or disaster, posing a threat to life, health, property or the environment, whether to prevent or remove effects do not require the use of emergency measures;

4) national disaster system-extinguishing-means an integral part of the internal security organisation Member States, covering, in order to save the life, health, property or the environment, forecasting, detection and combating of fires, natural disasters or other local hazards; This system focuses the fire protection unit, other services, inspections, guards, institutions and entities that voluntarily by way of civil agreement have agreed to cooperate in rescue actions.



Chapter 2 the prevention of fire, disaster, or other hazard to the local Article. 3. [protection against the threat of fire] 1. A natural person, a legal person, an organization or an institution benefiting from the environment, building, object or terrain to protect them against the risks of fire or other local threat.

2. the owner, administrator, or a user of a building, object or terrain, as well as the entities referred to in paragraph 1. 1, bear responsibility for infringement of the provisions of the fire, in the manner and on the terms laid down in other regulations.

Article. 4. [Responsibilities of the owner, administrators and the user of the building] 1. The owner of the building, the work or site, ensuring their fire protection, it is required to: 1 comply with the technical requirements of fire) building, installation and technology;

2) equip the building work or land in the required fire equipment and fire extinguishers;

3) to ensure the maintenance and repair of fire equipment and fire extinguishers in a way that ensures their efficient and reliable operation;

4) provide persons in the building construction field or object, security and the ability to evacuate;

5) prepare the building work or the area to carry out rescue work;

6) read employees with fire regulations;

7) determine the modalities in the event cause a fire, natural disaster or other local hazards.

1a. the responsibility for implementation of duties from the scope of fire protection, referred to in paragraph 1. 1, according to the duties and functions entrusted to it in relation to the building of the work or of the site takes over – in whole or in part, their manager or the user, on the basis of the contract establishing civil administration or utilization. Where such contract has not been concluded, the responsibility for implementation of duties from the scope of fire protection is the responsibility of the renowned building construction object actually or terrain.

2. fire protection Operations can be performed by persons with appropriate qualifications.

2A. Persons discharging managerial activities from the scope of fire protection, including the steps referred to in paragraph 1. 1, intended to prevent the emergence and spread of the fire, not employed in fire protection units referred to in article 1. 15 1a-5, and 8, should have a professional title fire engineer or completed at the Central School of service Pożarniczej higher education in the field of safety engineering in fire safety engineering.

2B. Persons not employed in the fire protection units referred to in article 1. 15 1a-5, and 8, carrying out activities only to the extent arising from paragraph 1. 1, should have at least secondary education and the powers of the Inspector, fire protection or qualifications to practise fire techniques.

3. (repealed).



Article. 4A. [powers of fire protection inspector,] 1. The powers of the Inspector, fire protection purchases for a period of five years, a person who graduated from: 1) training of inspectors of fire protection or fire protection inspectors tallying the training 2)-hereinafter referred to as "training".

2. Completion of training find appropriate fire protection inspectors training certificate or a certificate of completion of training fire protection inspectors of the updating.

3. the period of 5 years, which acquires the power of the Inspector, fire protection, as from the date of issue of the certificate of completion of training.

4. Update Training fire protection inspectors should complete during the period of validity of the purchased fire protection inspector powers.

5. training lead State school Fire, training centres of the State fire service and research institutes of the State fire service.

6. training for fire protection of organizational entities subordinate to the Minister of national defence or by the supervised leads Military fire protection.

7. Training programmes shall draw up and approve the Commander in Chief of the State fire service.

8. the training shall be charged the fee.

9. The fee for the training of up to 50% of the amount of the average wage in the national economy in the calendar year prior to the training, issued by the President of the Central Statistical Office in the official journal of the Republic of Poland "Polish Monitor" on the basis of article. 20 (1) (a). and the Act of 17 December 1998 on pensions and the Veterans of the Social Security Fund (OJ from 2015. poz. 748, with further amendments).

10. Information about the charge for the training of operators referred to in paragraph 1. 5, put on your website.

11. training fee is: 1) in the case of the training centres of the national fire brigade-provincial fund revenue referred to in article 2. 19 g, point 2, of the law of 24 August 1991 on State fire service (OJ of 2013. poz. 1340, as amended);

2) in the case of the main School Pożarniczej Service-income referred to in article 2. paragraph 98. 1, paragraph 3 of the Act of 27 July 2005-higher education law (Dz. u. of 2012. poz. 572, with further amendments);

3) in the case of State schools, Fire Department conducted by the Minister competent for internal affairs-income referred to in article 2. 11A law of 27 August 2009 public finances (OJ of 2013. poz. 885, with further amendments);

4) in the case of the other schools of the State Fire Service-School Fund revenue of the State fire service, referred to in article 1. 19 g of section 3 of the Act of 24 August 1991 on State fire service;

5) in the case of research institutes of the State fire service-income referred to in article 2. 18 paragraph 1. 7 of the Act of 30 April 2010 on research institutes (OJ from 2015. poz. 1095).

12. The proper Minister of the Interior shall determine by regulation: 1) fire protection inspectors training ranges and updating training fire protection inspectors, 2) elements of the programmes for the training of inspectors of fire protection and updating training fire protection inspectors, 3) model: a) a certificate of completion of training of inspectors of fire protection, b) a certificate of completion of training fire protection impairment loss 4) way and paying the fees for the training is guided by the type of jobs provided for those carrying out the activities from the scope of fire protection referred to in article 1. 4. paragraphs 1 and 2. 1, the need to preserve the substantive standards and teaching training and ensure the uniformity of training programmes in the field of fire protection and issued certificates, as well as the efficiency of the organisation of the recruitment training.

Article. 5. [obligation to connect devices technologies are automating alert-] owner, the administrator or the user of the building of the work or the land covered by the mandatory application of fire alarm systems with technologies are automating equipment-alarms, where in this building, the construction does not work or at his own survival craft, it is required to connect these devices with a command of the State fire service, or object, as indicated by the topical commanding district (urban) of the State fire service.

Article. 6. [responsibilities for land use and the reinforcement of land] 1. The competent authorities, institutions, organizations, businesses or individuals are required to take into account the requirements for fire protection with land use and arming.


2. The authors of the design documentation shall ensure compliance with the requirements of fire protection.

2A. (repealed).

3. the obligation to comply with the requirements of fire protection of pregnancy on the manufacturers of machinery, equipment and other products, and foreign license buyer or machinery, equipment and other products derived from imports.

4. the obligation referred to in paragraph 1. 3, also on user machines, devices and other products.

5. Start of operation of the new, converted or renovated structure, object or site, machine, device, or product, or other installation can take place only if: 1) have been complied with the requirements of the fire;

2) hardware, devices, fire-fighting and rescue and extinguishing agents shall ensure effective fire protection.

6. The investor is obliged to notify the Commander of the district (municipal) State fire brigade responsible for location of completion of the work material due to the need to ensure the protection of life, health, property or the environment against fire, natural disasters or other local hazards and of its intention to accede to its use, to address by the Commander of the post, referred to in article 1. 56 of the Act of 7 July 1994-construction law (Dz. u. of 2013. poz. 1409, as amended).

7. District Commissioner (municipal) of the State fire service by addressing the position of the relevant State Provincial Commander shall immediately inform the Fire Department and the competent authority of the administration of the architectural and construction and construction supervision authority of objections to the solutions contained in the building project agreed in terms of compliance with the requirements of fire protection by the valuer for fire security, hereinafter referred to as the "surveyor".



Article. 6a. [replacement solutions for fire protection requirements] 1. Fire protection requirements for structures or sites can be in the cases provided for in the provisions concerning fire protection met in a manner other than as specified in those provisions, where the proposed replacement solutions with respect to fire protection requirements restrict the creation of fire, and in the event of its occurrence: 1) shall ensure that the behavior of the load carrying capacity of the structure for a specified period of time;

2) limiting the spread of fire and smoke within the work;

3) limiting the spread of fire to neighbouring construction works or adjacent areas;

4) provide the possibility of evacuation of people or their salvageable in any way;

5) shall take into account the safety of rescue teams.

2. Regional Chief of the national fire brigade responsible for the location of investment at the reasoned request of the owner or investor's technical expertise for construction or land concerned spare solutions in relation to the requirements for fire protection, it may, by way of the provisions on which the complaint: 1) consent to the use of alternatives;

2) consent to the use of alternatives provided that the additional requirements specified in the order;

3) does not authorize the use of alternatives.



Article. 6B. [construction project of the work and design of fire-fighting equipment] construction project of the work material due to the need to ensure the protection of life, health, property or the environment against fire, natural disasters or other local hazards, and fire-fighting equipment design shall require the agreement of a surveyor for compliance with the requirements of fire protection, hereinafter referred to as the "arrangement".



Article. 6 c. [construction project that contains the solution other than that arising from the provisions concerning fire protection] where the construction project of the work contains a solution other than that arising from the provisions relating to fire protection, the appraiser may agree if the construction project is accompanied by: 1) agree to a derogation from the provisions of the construction technical provisions referred to in article 2. 9 of the Act of 7 July 1994-construction law;

2) consent to the use of alternatives or consent to the use of alternatives expressed subject to additional requirements.



Article. 6 d [Arrangement of a construction project of the work] 1. Appraiser can agree on construction project of the work without comments or notes. A reconciliation of the construction project of the work is confirmed by affixing it to the stamp and signature.

2. the Appraiser shall send a notice of appointment of a construction project of the work wojewódzkiemu Commissioner of the State fire service competent for the location of investment within 14 days from the date of the arrangement of a construction project.

3. Notice of the request contains an indication of the author of design documentation, the name and location of the object and the data concerning the conditions for the fire protection of the work.

4. in the case of a construction project of the work, which on the basis of the provisions for the protection of classified information have been given a clause "secret" or "top secret", there shall be a notice of his appointment.



Article. 6E. [Declaration of invalidity arrangements] 1. The provincial Chief of the national fire brigade responsible for the location of the object to obtain the licence its use invalidates the reconciliation of a construction project of the work, which includes not complying with the requirements of fire protection having a significant impact on fire safety condition of the work.

2. A reconciliation of the construction project of the work be invalidated by way of provisions, which shall be entitled to appeal.

3. Regional Chief of the State Fire Department shall inform the competent authority without delay the administration of the architectural and construction and construction supervision authority for cancellation.

4. in case of cancellation of provincial Commissioner arrangements of the State fire service responsible for the location of the work may, at the request of the investor: 1) in exceptional cases allow the ability to meet the requirements of fire protection in a manner other than that specified in the regulations relating to fire protection, if it is shown in the application of the conditions referred to in article 1. 6a paragraph 2. 1; the recipe article. 6a paragraph 2. 2 shall apply accordingly.

2) by means of the provisions of the agreed revised or developed for the new construction project of the work.

5. An investor to request for a reconciliation of the construction project of the work joins at least 5 copies of this project.



Article. 6f. [construction project of the work agreed by the provincial Commander of the national fire service] 1. Construction project of the work agreed by the provincial Commander of the national fire brigade shall bear the stamp of the authority and shall provide the investor with the provision.

2. A copy of the construction project of the work remains in the file.



Article. 6 g [Delegation] the proper Minister of the Interior shall determine by regulation: 1) types of construction material due to the need to ensure the protection of life, health, property or the environment against fire, natural disasters or other local threat, which construction projects require arrangements 2) basic data concerning the conditions for the fire protection of the work, which should form the basis of the arrangements, 3) the detailed way of making arrangements for a construction project 4) model of a stamp confirming the reconciliation project of the work, 5) way and the scope of the notice of appointment of a construction project-given destiny and technical characteristics of the buildings, including fire protection conditions, the effectiveness of the reconciliation process of construction projects for works and notification of this request and that the seal must identify the surveyor making the arrangements.

Article. 7. [Products for fire protection] 1. Products for public security or protection of health and life and property, for use in fire protection units and used by these units to alert about the fire or other danger, and to conduct rescue operations, as well as products which are a handy fire-fighting equipment, may only be used after obtaining authorisation to use.

2. Suitability for use of the products referred to in paragraph 1. 1, hereinafter referred to as the "authorisations", in the form of a certificate of admission, research and development unit of the State fire service, indicated by the Minister competent for internal affairs.

3. The authorisation shall be issued for a specified period of not more than 5 years.

4. the marketing authorisation may be issued on the basis of: 1) a positive evaluation of performance duly identified product, confirmed, depending on the needs: research, opinions of experts or other documents if this is due to the conditions of use of the product;

2) positive evaluation of the organisational and technical conditions of the manufacturer of the product.

5. The assessment referred to in paragraph 1. 4, point 1, shall be made on the basis of the Polish standards, and in their absence-technical requirements-utilities as defined in regulation, referred to in paragraph 1. 14. The assessment referred to in paragraph 1. 4, point 2, shall be made on the basis of standards for quality management systems.

6. in the case when the product has been: 1) in accordance with the law of the produced or marketed in another Member State of the European Union or in the Republic of Turkey, 2) lawfully manufactured in another Member State of the European free trade agreement (EFTA) which is a party to the agreement on the European economic area


-release seems to be having established that level of security does not lower than specified in the Polish Standards or technical requirements.

7. Put the product shall be subject to the labelling by the manufacturer of the trademark research and development unit of the State fire service, which issued the release.

8. during the period referred to in paragraph 1. 3, products for which a marketing authorisation has been issued shall be subject to the control of the conformity of the product with the specifications made by the research and development unit of the State fire service, which issued the release.

9. in the case of the negative results of the checks referred to in paragraph 1. 8 research and development unit of the State fire service, which issued the authorisation can be undone.

10. activities related to the issuance and amendment of the authorisation and the supervision referred to in paragraph 1. 8, gets a fee.

11. the amount of the fee for activities related to the issuance or amendment of the authorisation of the products have an impact: 1) the type of activities performed;

2) type of product;

3) the complexity of the product, or from a program evaluation;

4) cost of work on the basis of the documented number of working hours and hourly rate;

5) the cost of the research of the product depends on the scope of the study.

12. the amount of the fee for the inspection of conformity of a product with technical requirements have an impact only the costs associated with the testing of the product.

13. The proper Minister of the Interior shall determine, by regulation, the detailed activities in the subsequent stages of the process of release, change and control the admission, the operator shall be entitled to charge, and how to determine their amount, having regard to the fact that they should ensure that the costs of the release process and its control.

14. The proper Minister of the Interior, guided by the need to ensure the protection of life, health, property or the environment against fire, natural disasters or other local threat shall determine by regulation: 1) the list of products referred to in paragraph 1. 1;

2 technical requirements)-utilities;

3) mode to issue, amend and revoke release;

4) inspection mode of release;

5) way of marking products.

Article. 8. [the use of fire protection services] Use by the owner, Manager or operator of the building, object, or area fire protection services is voluntary.

Article. 9. [the obligation to notify the fire] who sees a fire, natural disaster or other local hazard, it is obliged to immediately notify the persons in the danger zone and emergency centre or unit of fire protection or Police or mayor or village originator.

Article. 10. (repealed).

Article. 11. (repealed).

Article. 11A. [participation in the review of] the members of voluntary fire brigades Union guards may participate in surveys carried out by the community in the framework of the implementation of the fire protection tasks.



Chapter 2a Testers for fire security Article. 11B. [Tester] 1. The expert may be a person who has: 1) the qualifications required for the exercise of the profession of fire engineer or professional engineer or engineer title and 2) professional background confirmed by the complex with a positive result.

2. The examination confirming vocational preparation includes knowledge of the laws and principles of technical knowledge about fire protection and the ability to use the requirements and selection of fire security pursuant to these requirements.



Article. 11 c [Exam] 1. Exam examination shall be carried out at least once a year.

2. the Commander in Chief of the State Fire Department shall appoint and dismiss the members of the Board, and also delineates the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary. The Board consists of at least 7 members appointed from among the experts.

3. The examination consists of: 1) written, including knowledge of the legislation and technical knowledge relating to fire protection and fire-fighting security selection;

2) mouth to solve problems with the scope of testers on the example of the described cases.

4. the result of the examination is referred to as "positive" or "negative".

5. A condition for admission to the oral part of the exam is to obtain a positive result from a part of the written exam. A negative result from a part of the written exam is a negative result of the test.

6. The applicant for the grant of the right to exercise the profession of surveyor may be exempted from parts of the written exam, if it has at least a 10-year practice: 1) in the exercise of activities within the meaning of article identification control 23 paragraph 1. 3 of the Act of 24 August 1991 on State fire brigade or in the exercise of supervision over the implementation of these activities, or 2) in the conduct of scientific research and development or from the scope of fire protection in research institutes or universities, or 3) in the exercise of the profession of fire engineer or engineer in the field of safety engineering in fire safety engineering obtained after completing University studies at the Central School of Pożarniczej Services or designer within the meaning of the Act of 7 July 1994-construction law, and graduated from Pożarniczej Service at the Central School of post-graduate studies for pursuit seekers testers.

7. The provisions of paragraph 1. 6 does not apply to persons who have already received a negative result of the test.

8. The outcome of the examination the Board shall decide by a simple majority. In the case of an equal number of votes decides the voice of the Chairman of the Board and, in the case of his absence – voice of his Deputy.



Article. 11 d [the fee for conducting the examination] 1. The applicant for the grant of the right to exercise the profession of surveyor for the exam brings the fee of 15% of the amount of the average monthly wage in the national economy in the calendar year preceding the exam issued by the President of the Central Statistical Office in the official journal of the Republic of Poland "Polish Monitor" on the basis of article. 20 (1) (a). and the Act of 17 December 1998 on pensions and the Veterans of the social security fund. The fee provides revenue Central Fund referred to in article 2. 19 g, point 1 of the law of 24 August 1991 on State Fire Department.

2. where the applicant for the grant of the right to exercise the profession of surveyor joins only to part of the oral exam, the amount of the fee for the exam is 10% of the amount referred to in paragraph 1. 1.3. Fee for conducting the examination shall be reimbursed, if the applicant for the grant of the right to exercise the profession of surveyor: 1) was not admitted to the exam;

2) withdraws the application for the grant of the right to exercise the profession of surveyor not later than 14 days before the designated date of carrying out part of the written examination;

3) has not proceeded to the examination within the prescribed period of random reasons and made a documented request for a refund within 7 days from the designated date of exam.



Article. 11e. [information on the time and place of the test and of the amount of the fees] information about the time and place of the examination and the fee indicated amount for carrying out the examination shall be made available in the Bulletin of public information Headquarters of the State fire service, at least 60 days by the date of his conduct.



Article. 11F. [the application for the grant of the right to exercise the profession of surveyor] 1. The applicant for the grant of the right to exercise the profession of surveyor is made up to the Commander in Chief of the State fire service application for the grant of the right to exercise the profession of surveyor, at least 30 days before the date of the exam.

2. The application shall be accompanied by: 1) evidence of compliance with the requirements referred to in article 1. paragraph 11B. 1 point 1;

2) passenger questionnaire;

3) confirmation fee for carrying out the examinations;

4) evidence of compliance with the requirements referred to in article 1. 11 c of paragraph 1. 6.3. Passenger questionnaire includes: 1) first name or surname and forename;

2) maiden name;

3) the name of the father;

4) date and place of birth;

5) social security number and, in the case of his absence – type and number of proof of identity;

6) information about education;

7) professional title, degree or degree;

8) learned profession information or carried out;

9) information about the progress of the work;

10) home address;

11) mailing address, email address or telephone number;

12) other information, if in the evaluation of the applicant's entitlement to practise testers they have relevance to the assessment of qualifications.

4. the Commander in Chief of the State Fire Department must examine the application and, where appropriate, calls on the applicant for the grant of the right to exercise the profession of surveyor to complete the application within 7 days from the date of service of the summons. Unassembled with no engien request or nieuzupełniony within a period of leave without a diagnosis.

5. Not later than 7 days before the date of the examination in the Bulletin of public information Headquarters of the State fire service provides a list of persons admitted to the exam, that contains the name or names and the name of the father, each of these people.



Article. 11. [the grant of the right to exercise the profession of surveyor], Commander in Chief of the State Fire Department grants, by vocation, the right to exercise the profession testers to a person who meets the requirements set out in article 1. paragraph 11B. 1. 11. [a list of appraisers] 1. Commander in Chief of the State fire service runs and updates the list of experts that includes: 1) first name or surname and forename;

2) maiden name;

3) the name of the father;

4) date and place of birth;


5) social security number and, in the case of his absence – type and number of proof of identity;

6) the number of the reference;

7) date of appointment;

8) the professional title, degree or degree;

9) information about giving a warning in writing;

10) information about the suspension of the right to exercise the profession of surveyor;

11) information about the reasons for the suspension of the right to exercise the profession of surveyor;

12) information about the withdrawal of the right to exercise the profession of surveyor and the reasons for the withdrawal;

13) home address;

14) an indication of the place of residence or the country of residence;

15) mailing address, email address or telephone number;

16) the date of the exam and the date of the test.

2. information about giving a warning in writing to be removed from the list of experts after the expiry of two years from the date of its grant.

3. In the Bulletin of public information Headquarters of the State fire service provides the information referred to in paragraph 1. 1 points 1, 2, 6, 7, 10 and 14, (a) in the case of consent by the valuer is also mailing address, email address or phone number.



Article. 11i. [powers and duties of the testers] 1. Appraiser is entitled to: 1) agreeing construction projects for works and fire-fighting equipment projects referred to in article 1. 6B;

2) reconciliation projects other than those referred to in article 1. 6B;

3) draw up technical expertise and other technical studies in the range of fire protection;

4) actions referred to in article 1. 4. paragraphs 1 and 2. 2A. 2. Tester is required to: 1) and storage for a period of 5 years records agreed construction projects for works and copies of notices of appointment of these projects, together with the evidence they are sent;

2) share the documents referred to in paragraph 1, at the request of the wojewódzkiemu Commissioner of the State fire service to the location of the work or the competent due to the place of residence of the testers, the Chief Commissioner of the State fire service or persons authorized by them;

3) notice of a change in his place of residence of the Commander in Chief of the National Fire Department and the provincial commanders of the State fire service of the relevant due to the new and previous place of residence within a period of 30 days from the date of change of residence;

4) self raising professional qualifications in terms of knowledge of the rules and technical knowledge relating to fire protection.

3. the Appraiser may not agree on their construction projects developed and projects.

4. Records of the agreed projects includes: 1) name or forenames, surname or name of the author of the design documentation;

2) type and the name of the project;

3) the name and address of the investment or the work;

4) date;

5) the date of dispatch of the notice of appointment of a construction project;

6).

5. In the records of the agreed projects do not include information about the project, whether on the basis of the provisions for the protection of classified information have been given a clause "secret" or "top secret".



Article. 11j. [Individual raising professional qualifications] 1. Stand alone raising professional qualifications shall include, in particular: 1) preparation and a paper delivered at the Congress, a Convention, Conference or symposium in scientific or technical knowledge, 2) published as author or co-author of a book, article, or translation) participation in congresses, conventions, conferences or symposia, scientific or technical 4) participate in workshops and other forms of training, 5) participated in the Web-based education programmes, in terms of knowledge and skills relating to fire protection.

2. Stand-alone upgrading professional skills Tester acknowledges getting a positive result from the test.

3. the Appraiser shall accede to the latest test in the fifth year after the year in which he was called to the profession of surveyor or where he obtained a positive result from the last test.

4. In relation to the testers, acting as a member of the Board, the period referred to in paragraph 1. 3, counting from the next year after the year of cessation of it.

5. the Test shall be carried out in writing to the Board not less than 2 times a year, at an interval of at least 3 months. Information about the time and place of the test shall be made available in the Bulletin of public information Headquarters of the State fire service, at least 45 days before the date of his conduct.

6. the Appraiser shall notify the Commander in Chief of the State Fire Department of its intention to accede to the test, at least 14 days before the date of the test.

7. the Appraiser can realize an obligation independent of raising professional qualifications by participating in training courses for Appraisers for fire security, hereinafter referred to as "training for Appraisers".

8. Tester, who in the period from establishment to practise testers or obtaining a positive outcome from the last test received 20 points from training for Appraisers, obtains a positive result from the test, if it notifies the Commander in Chief of the State fire service of their obtaining at least 14 days before the date of the test. The notice shall inform the appraiser training, in which he participated, giving their names, the dates on which they took place, and the number of points assigned to them.

9. Training for Appraisers keep State school Fire, training centres of the State fire service and research institutes of the State fire service.

10. Unit for the Organization of training courses for Appraisers, among those mentioned in paragraph 1. 9 designates the Commander in Chief of the State fire service, specifying its scope and agreeing with the training program and eligibility requirements faculty.

11. Training for Appraisers Commander in Chief of the State Fire Department assigns points, whose number depends on the scope of the codes and time dimension training but not more than 5 points for one training.

12. participation and successful completion of training of experts finds its completion certificate containing information on the number of points.

13. A list of issued certificates for unit training for Appraisers shall send immediately after its completion to the Commander in Chief of the State fire service.

14. training for Appraisers charge.

15. training fee for Appraisers is dependent on the number of units an hour and up to 2% of the amount of the average wage in the national economy in the calendar year prior to the training, issued by the President of the Central Statistical Office in the official journal of the Republic of Poland "Polish Monitor" on the basis of article. 20 (1) (a). and the Act of 17 December 1998 on pensions and the Veterans of the Social Security Fund for every unit of 45 minute classes, this fee may not exceed a total of 30% of this amount.

16. Information about the charge for training for experts the entities referred to in paragraph 1. 9, post on your website.

17. training fee for fire security affairs experts provides: 1) in the case of the training centres of the national fire brigade-provincial fund revenue referred to in article 2. 19 g, point 2, of the law of 24 August 1991 on State fire service;

2) in the case of the main School Pożarniczej Service-income referred to in article 2. paragraph 98. 1, paragraph 3 of the Act of 27 July 2005-higher education law;

3) in the case of State schools, Fire Department conducted by the Minister competent for internal affairs-income referred to in article 2. 11A of the Act of 27 August 2009 of public finances;

4) in the case of the other schools of the State Fire Service-School Fund revenue of the State fire service, referred to in article 1. 19 g of section 3 of the Act of 24 August 1991 on State fire service;

5) in the case of research institutes of the State fire service-income referred to in article 2. 18 paragraph 1. 7 of the Act of 30 April 2010 on research institutes.

18. Commander in Chief of the State Fire Department provides a number of training courses for Appraisers, which allows experts to implement duty independently raising professional qualifications in the manner referred to in paragraph 1. 7.19. The Minister competent for internal affairs shall determine by regulation: 1) model, where the appraiser shall inform the Commander in Chief of the State fire service training for Appraisers, in which he took part, 2) model certificate of completion of training for Appraisers, 3) way and paying a fee for training for Appraisers is driven by ensuring the proper way of documenting the completion of training by an expert, as well as the efficiency of the organisation of the recruitment training.



Article. 11 k [suspension of rights to exercise the profession of surveyor] Testers, which has not signed up for the test in due time or received a negative result of the test, the Commander in Chief of the State Fire Department suspends the right to exercise the profession of surveyor, by the way. The order to suspend the right to exercise the profession of surveyor not entitled to request for reconsideration.



Article 11l [Delegation] the proper Minister of the Interior shall determine by regulation: 1) the organisation of the work of the Board, 2) way of carrying out the examination on the valuer, and test for the appraisers and the method of determining the result of the examination or test,


3) way and to contribute and to carry out the examination fee appraiser, 4) passenger questionnaire pattern 5 pattern) appointment to the profession of surveyor-with a view to ensuring a transparent evaluation process of preparation of the candidate to the professional surveyor, and taking into account the need to ensure the smooth conduct of the exam and test.



Article. 11 m [insurance obligation] 1. Tester is subject to the compulsory insurance civil liability for damage caused in connection with: 1) agreeing construction projects and fire equipment projects;

2) implementation of technical expertise or other technical studies from the scope of fire protection.

2. the obligation of insurance does not apply to appraisers all activities referred to in paragraph 1. 1.3. The proper Minister of financial institutions, in agreement with the Minister competent for internal affairs, shall determine, by regulation, the specific scope of the compulsory insurance obligation, term insurance and minimum guarantee amount, taking into account the specificities of performing the profession and the nature of the acts covered by the insurance.



Article. 11n [Supervision over the activities of the appraisers] 1. Supervision over the activities of the experts shall exercise Commander in Chief of the State fire service with the help of the provincial commanders of the State fire service.

2. Supervision over the activities of the experts is exercised in respect of: 1) the reconciliation of their building projects and fire equipment projects;

2) executed by them technical expertise or opinion, referred to in the provisions on fire protection;

3) discharge by them from the obligations referred to in article 1. 6 d of paragraph 1. 2 and art. 11i paragraph 1. 2 points 1 and 3.

3. Supervision of provincial commanders State Fire Department over the activities of the experts is exercised in relation to the buildings located in the State, referred to in paragraph 1. 2 points 1 and 2, and experts residing in the premises of the province-in terms of compliance with the obligations referred to in article 1. 6 d of paragraph 1. 2 and art. 11i paragraph 1. 2 points 1 and 3.

4. Supervision over the activities of the experts who deal with the position of the provincial Commander of the National Guard Brigade, are employed in the headquarters of the State fire service or reside outside the territory of the Republic of Poland, the exercise Commander in Chief of the State fire service.

5. within the framework of the exercise of supervision of Commander in Chief of the State fire service and provincial Chiefs of the State fire service may require: 1) expert explanations and documents within the scope of supervision;

2) author of the construction project, the arrangement is the subject of proceedings from the administrations construction or architectural-construction supervisors, certified copies of the project.

6. The entities referred to in paragraph 1. 5 points 1 and 2, respectively, are required to be heard and to share documents or certified copies of the construction project within 14 days from the date of service of the request.

7. within the framework of the exercise of supervision of Commander in Chief of the national fire brigade or regional Chief of the State fire service may carry out the investigation.

8. the investigation shall not be initiated after the expiration of 6 months from the date of obtaining information about the possibility of irregularities in the activities of the testers, and administrative proceedings after the expiry of five years from the end of the works: 1) or a notice of completion or release decisions about the use of the work, in cases concerning the arrangements by the valuer construction project of the work;

2) entry into service the equipment fire-fighting equipment in cases other than those referred to in point 1.

9. The investigation carried out by the provincial Commander of the national fire service shall be drawn up, which includes: 1) the designation of the places and dates of commencement and completion of the investigation;

2) names and the name of the person drawing up the Protocol, and testers, which initiated the investigation;

3) the basis for the initiation of the investigation;

4) allegations raised testers, which initiated the investigation;

5) a description of the course of the investigation, including information about the explanations and documents submitted by the valuer, which initiated the investigation;

6) an assessment of the merits of the allegations, and other circumstances of the case together with an indication that the allegations have been proven, and which rejected, and indicating which provisions of the law have been violated by the valuer, which initiated the investigation;

7) other information relevant to the matter that is the subject of proceedings;

8) proposal for further prosecution;

9) the date of preparation and signature of the person drawing up the Protocol.



Article. 11o [Finding irregularities in the activities of the testers] in the case of irregularities in the activities of the experts within the framework of the investigation, the provincial Chief of the national fire brigade responsible for the location of the work or the terrain, which performed by a valuer of the Act, or for his residence may: 1) give a warning, in writing the expert shall inform the Commander in Chief of the State fire service;

2) notify the Commander in Chief of the State fire service of finding irregularities in the activities of the experts and give him the collected evidence, together with the Protocol, if the circumstances of the case shows the need to refocus on the exam or another surveyor rights to exercise the profession.



Article. 11p [the investigation] 1. Commander in Chief of the State Fire Department, after receiving the notice about the finding of irregularities in the activities of the expert leading the investigation.

2. the Commander in Chief of the State fire service can lead the investigation in the case of obtaining otherwise information about irregularities in the activities of the experts or, in the case of the exercise of their profession by the valuer, which suspended the right to exercise this profession.



Article. 11R [Finding irregularities in the activities of the testers] 1. In the case of irregularities in the activities of the State may fire brigade commander in Chief Appraiser: 1) give the surveyor warning in writing;

2) refer to an expert examination, as referred to in article 1. paragraph 11B. 2, with a view to re-evaluation of professional preparation for the profession of surveyor;

3) undo the testers the right to exercise the profession.

2. in the case referred to in paragraph 1. 1, paragraph 1, shall not apply the provisions of the law of 14 June 1960-code of conduct (OJ of 2013. poz. 267, as amended).

3. the Commander in Chief of the State fire service is guided by an expert examination by way of an administrative decision. Appraiser exam objectives addressing hangs right to exercise the profession of surveyor.

4. the Commander in Chief of the State Fire Department revokes the right to exercise the profession of surveyor by administrative decision. Decision shall be immediately enforceable.



Article. 11s. [revocation of the right to exercise the profession of surveyor], Commander in Chief of the State Fire Department revokes the right to exercise the profession of surveyor: 1) where the appraiser appraisers profession, despite the suspension of the right to pursue that profession;

2) after the expiration of 2 years from the date of suspension of the right to exercise the profession of surveyor, if at that time the reasons of the suspension;

3) at the request of testers.



Article. 11t [Date of accession for the exam after the withdrawal of the right to exercise the profession of] the person as a result of irregularities in her business or profession testers despite the suspension of the right to exercise his right to practise revoked testers may not proceed to an examination before the expiration of 3 years from the date of the withdrawal of the right to exercise the profession of surveyor.



Fire Protection Organization, Chapter 3, article 2. 12. [task of the proper Minister of the Interior and the proper Minister of public administration] 1. The Minister competent for Internal Affairs fully supervising the functioning of the national system for fire-fighting rescue.

2. (repealed).

Article. 13. [Delegation] 1. The Minister competent for internal affairs shall determine, by regulation, ways and conditions for fire protection of buildings, other buildings and areas.

2. The regulation referred to in paragraph 1. 1, account shall be taken of: 1) of the Act, which perform in the construction and in areas adjacent to them is not permitted due to the potential for causing a fire or its spread or the possibility of difficulties in conducting rescue operations or evacuate;

2) the manner in which the owners, users or managers of buildings or sites should meet its obligations in the field of fire protection;

3) the modalities for the use or storage of hazardous materials;

4) evacuation conditions and the conditions in which the use of an existing building shall be deemed to be life-threatening;

5) water installations shall comply with the requirements of fire;

6) the scope of compulsory use in building facilities and fire alarm systems, geotextiles, covering technologies are automating equipment-alarms and audible warning systems and fire extinguishers;

7) requirements, which shall comply with the installation and technical equipment of construction objects;


8) ways of dangerous works in terms of fire and explosion risk assessment;

9) ways to fire protection of forests;

10) ways to fire protection of combustible agricultural crops harvesting, transport and storage.

3. The proper Minister of the Interior shall determine, by regulation, the requirements for fire-fighting water supply and fire roads.

4. The regulation referred to in paragraph 1. 3, account shall be taken of: 1) the kinds of objects to which it is required to provide water supply to an external fire-fighting;

2) ways to specify the required amount of water for fire-fighting;

3) requirements, to meet the water supply network;

4) water source to an external fire-fighting;

5) requirements to comply with external hydrants fire;

6) types of buildings, to which should be brought way fire;

7) requirements, which must comply with the fire road.

Article. 14. [national system of fire fighting rescue] 1. The national disaster system-extinguishing agent to protect life, health, property or the environment by: 1) the fight against fires or other natural disasters;

2) technical rescue;

3) salvage;

4) environmental emergency;

5) emergency medical services;

6) working with National Medical Emergency system units referred to in article 1. 32 paragraph 1. 1 of the law of 8 September 2006, the State of the Forerunner (Journal of laws No. 191, item 1410, as amended) and the emergency system.

2. The proper Minister of the Interior shall determine, by regulation, detailed rules for the organisation of the national system for disaster-fire-extinguishing system, in particular with regard to: 1) Organization in the area of the County, State and country;

2) to combat wildfires and other natural disasters;

3) technical rescue, chemical, environmental and medical research;

4) disposal to rescue efforts;

5) directing the operation of the rescue;

6) record-keeping of the events referred to in article 1. 2 paragraph 2 and the documentation of the functioning of the national system for disaster-fire-extinguishing system;

7 operating odwodów cavalry);

8) Organization posts.

3. the Commander in Chief of the State fire service, Governor or Mayor respectively in the area of the country, State or County shall specify the tasks of the national firefighting rescue system, coordinate its functioning and control the execution of the resulting tasks and emergency life, health or the environment are guided by this system.

4. The Governor and the Governor shall carry out their tasks with the help of appropriate provincial and district crisis management team, acting on the basis of the law of 26 April 2007 on crisis management (Journal of laws No. 89, item 590, with further amendments).

5. Mayor (Mayor, city President) coordinates the operation of the national system for fire-fighting within the relief community in terms established by the voivode. This task can be performed with the help of the Commander of the municipal fire protection, if a Commissioner was hired by the Mayor (Mayor, Mayor of the city), or with the help of the Commander of the municipal fire brigades Union guard volunteer Association.

6. (repealed).

7. (repealed).

8. (repealed).

9. (repealed).

Article. 14A. (repealed).

Article. 14B. (repealed).

Article. 14 c (repealed).

Article. 14 d (repealed).

Article. 14E. (repealed).

Article. 14F. (repealed).

Article. 14g [a decision support System of the State fire service] 1. Decision support system of the State fire service, hereinafter referred to as "the SWD PSP" is it system supporting the execution of the tasks of the national firefighting rescue system by all organizational units of the State fire service, as well as the adoption of emergency declarations of emergency centres referred to in the Act of 22 November 2013, the emergency system (OJ reference 1635).

2. The competent State Chiefs fire brigade shall ensure the maintenance of the SWD PSP.

3. the Commander in Chief of the State Fire Department plans and carries out development and modification of the SWD PSP.

4. Maintenance, extension and modification of the SWD PSP are financed from the State budget, from a part of the "shipper", which is the proper minister of the Interior, and the parts, which are managing helders competent voivodes.

5. The proper Minister of the Interior shall determine, by regulation, functional parameters of the SWD PSP, how its operation in emergency situations and the way of living, taking into account the need to ensure the optimal level of cooperation between the ICT-based system emergency system and SWD PSP.

Article. 14. [processing] 1. The State Fire Department can process the data obtained in connection with the operation of the emergency Declaration, referred to in article 14(2). 2 section 2 of the Act of 22 November 2013 for emergency system, including notifying the persons concerned and other persons whose application is concerned.

2. the Commander in Chief of the State fire service is the data controller, processed in the SWD PSP, within the meaning of the Act of 29 August 1997 on the protection of personal data (Journal of laws of 2002, No 101, item 926, as amended).

3. the Commander in Chief of the State fire service may authorize heads of organizational units of the National Guard Brigade to the grant of and the withdrawal, on his behalf, authorisation to the processing of personal data in the SWD PSP for people involved in the processing of these data.

4. the head of the organisational unit of the State fire service, referred to in paragraph 1. 3, creates and updates the register of persons authorized to the processing of personal data in the SWD PSP.

5. with regard to the data referred to in paragraph 1. 1, shall not apply to the obligation referred to in article 1. 24 paragraph 1. 1 of the law of 29 August 1997 on the protection of personal data.

Article. 14i. [information on the location of the network termination] 1. SWD PSP gets free of charge, through the central point of the rescue notification system referred to in article 2. paragraph 78. 4 paragraph 1 of the law of 16 July 2004-Telecommunications Law (Dz. u. Nr 171, poz. 1800, with further amendments), information about the location of the end of the network, from which was made a connection to emergency number 112 or another emergency number, and data about the Subscriber, referred to in article 1. paragraph 78. 2 of the Act of 16 July 2004, the telecommunications law.

2. the SWD PSP gets free of charge access to the spatial data and related services, made available through the system referred to in article 2. 40 paragraph 1. 3E of the Act of 17 May 1989-geodetic and cartographic Law (OJ 2010 No. 193, poz. 1287, with further amendments).

Article. 15. [fire protection Unit] fire protection Units are: 1) the organizational units of the State fire service;

1A) Military units of fire protection;

2) fire fighting;

3) rescue service works;

4 the communal fire professional);

4A) District (municipal) Professional Fire Department;

5) off-road rescue service;

6) volunteer fire department;

7) voluntary fire brigades Union guards Union;

8) other rescue units.

Article. 16. [the tasks and organisation of the national fire brigade] Tasks and organisation of the State fire service specifies a separate statute.

Article. 16A. [umundurowane Unit and equipped with specialized equipment] 1. Fire protection units referred to in article 1. 15 1a-5 and 8, a umundurowane as a unit and equipped with specialized equipment designed to fight the fires, natural disasters or other local threats.

2. In the units referred to in article 1. 15 1a-5 and 8 are employed workers subject to special obligations arising from the nature of the work and having the appropriate qualifications and conditions of psychological well-being, hereinafter referred to as "firefighters fire protection units".

3. A firefighter fire protection unit may be a staff member who has the qualification required to practise the profession of firefighter, fire service fire engineer or technician.

3A. the adopted Person to work on the fire protection unit, employs the first post, if it meets the requirements in terms of education prior to obtaining certain qualifications.

4. The qualifications required for the exercise of the profession of firefighter include having at least secondary education and completion of training as a firefighter or an equivalent training with training as a firefighter.

4A. The qualifications required for the exercise of the profession of fire techniques include having the title fire-fighting techniques.

4B. The qualifications required for the exercise of the profession of civil engineer fire include having: 1) the professional title fire engineer or 2) the professional title of engineer in the field of safety engineering in fire safety engineering obtained at the Central School of Pożarniczej Services and the qualifications required to perform the occupation of firefighter and the completion of the main school Pożarniczej Services vocational training preparing to occupy posts related to directing rescue operations, or 3) the professional title of an engineer and the professional title of engineer in the field of safety engineering in fire safety engineering obtained at the Central School of Pożarniczej Services and qualifications to practice fire fighting techniques and the completion of the main school Pożarniczej Services vocational training preparing to occupy posts related to directing rescue operations.

4. Vocational Training referred to in paragraph 1. 4B points 2 and 3, shall be carried out in the form of postgraduate study.

4 d for professional training referred to in paragraph 1. 4B points 2 and 3, are guided by the employer.


4E. training in the profession of firefighter lead State school Fire, and the fire protection needs of organizational units subordinate to the Minister of national defence or by the supervised leads Military fire protection.

4. The qualifications required for the exercise of their profession in the profession training certificate confirms the firefighter a firefighter or an equivalent training with training as a firefighter or the decision on the recognition of qualifications for the pursuit of a regulated profession a firefighter.

5. Firemen fire protection units should be in possession of the physical and mental ability to work in these units. Evaluation of the physical and psychological capacity of a firefighter to work makes the doctor of occupational medicine services.

6. The proper Minister of the Interior shall determine by regulation: 1) the detailed eligibility requirements, which should satisfy the employees on individual workstations in fire protection units, 2) types of peer training with training as a firefighter, 3) scope and form of the implementation of the training as a firefighter, 4) the scope of the training programme as a firefighter and setting of this training, 5) mode issue and the model of the certificate of completion of training in the profession of firefighter is driven by the nature of the tasks performed by the fire protection unit referred to in article 1. 15 1a-5 and 8, the necessity of cooperation in the framework of the national system for firefighting rescue, the need to preserve the substantive standards and teaching training and ensure the uniformity of training programmes in the field of fire protection and issued certificates.

Article. 17. [creating and converting units of fire protection] 1. The Minister competent for internal affairs, and with his permission, other Ministers, voivods, bodies of territorial self-government unit, may, by Ordinance, create, transform or eliminate company fire departments, company emergency services, municipal (municipal) or the district (municipal) professional fire departments, emergency services and other rescue units and field, taking into account the incidence of fires, natural disasters and other local hazards and the need to ensure adequate fire protection in the area.

2. the institutions, organizations, legal entities or natural persons may, with the consent of the Minister competent for internal affairs, create, transform or eliminate company fire departments, company emergency services, municipal (municipal) or the district (municipal) professional fire departments, emergency services and other rescue units and field, taking into account the incidence of fires, natural disasters and other local hazards and the need to ensure adequate fire protection in the area.

Article. 18. [the Organization and operating principles of fire protection units] detailed rules for the organisation and operation of the fire rescue service works works, the Municipal Council of professional fire brigades, rescue services and offers, and other rescue units-will determine the legal persons or natural persons forming them, with the agreement and under the supervision of the provincial Commander of the National Guard Brigades proper due to the action.

Article. 19. [Ochotnicza straż pożarna] 1. Volunteer Fire Department and the voluntary fire brigades Union guards operate on the basis of the provisions of the Act – the law on associations.

1a. the volunteer fire department is a unit of umundurowaną, equipped with specialized equipment, intended in particular to fight fires, natural disasters or other local threats.

1B. The direct participation in the activities of voluntary fire brigades Union Guard members may take rescue who have completed 18 years of age and does not exceed 65 years, with current medical examination permitted to participate in the activities of rescue and fire-fighting training completed, referred to in article 1. 28 paragraph 1. 1.2. Detailed tasks and organisation of the volunteer fire department and their relationship determines the Statute.

3. all matters relating to fire protection, referred to in the Statute of the volunteer fire department and their relationship, require the agreement of the Commander of district (municipal) State Fire Department right due to the action or the Commandant of the main State Fire Department in the event of voluntary fire brigades Union guards, therefore running all over the country.

Article. 20. [Delegation] the proper Minister of the Interior shall determine, by regulation, the scope, conditions and mode of integration of fire protection units referred to in article 1. 15 1a-6 and 8, to the national firefighting rescue system.

Article. 21. [the powers of the Governor and Governors] 1. The Governor may require the volunteer fire guard): 1, 2) volunteer fire department remaining outside the voluntary fire brigades Union guard compound structures, 3) regulatory authorities of municipalities and districts, institutions, organizations, natural or legal persons, that have established fire protection unit on the basis of article 5(1). 17, information relating to the performance of their tasks in the field of fire protection within the province.

2. the powers referred to in paragraph 1 shall be the Governor. 1 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the starost.

Article. 21A. [obligation to consult] Government Authorities are required to consult the national firefighters fire protection units and organisations Of Voluntary Fire Brigades Union Guards Association of the Republic of Poland about projects of laws and regulations on fire protection.

Article. 21B [Task of the County] to own tasks in the field of fire protection: 1) analyses and forecasting concerning the fires, natural disasters and other local hazards;

2) to conduct an analysis of the forces and resources of the national firefighting rescue system in the area of the County;

3) building system coordination units of fire protection in the national system of fire-fighting and rescue services, inspections, and other entities involved in the rescue efforts in the area of the County;

4) organize communication system, alerting and interaction between actors involved in the rescue efforts in the area of the County.



Chapter 4 Emergency Action Article. 22. [rescue Action] 1. The operation of the rescue fire protection unit conduct referred to in article 1. 15 points 1-6 and 8.

1a. Eligible to drive emergency operation are: 1) at the strategic level-State firefighters Fire Department qualified to occupy the positions of directing rescue operations related to organize;

2) at the tactical level-the persons listed in paragraph 1, the State firefighters Fire Department qualified to occupy the positions of aspiranckich and firefighters fire protection units with professional qualifications at least fire-fighting techniques;

3) intervention level is a person referred to in points 1 and 2, the State firefighters Fire Department qualified to occupy the positions of podoficerskich, firefighters fire protection units qualified to pursue the occupation of firefighter and volunteer fire department members who have completed the training for the command or are qualified to exercise the profession of firefighter.

2. The proper Minister of the Interior shall determine, by regulation, detailed rules for targeting and interaction of fire protection units involved in the operation of the rescue teams.

3. (repealed).

Article. 23. [the responsibility to participate in rescue operations] 1. Fire protection units referred to in article 1. 15 1a-6 and 8, have a duty to attend to the call of the State fire service, rescue operations outside of their own actions.

2. In the cases referred to in paragraph 1. 1 the costs associated with the activities of the rescue are returned including individuals from the State budget.

3. The proper Minister of the Interior shall determine, by regulation, the actions of individual units of fire protection, the circumstances and conditions for the participation of those entities in the activities outside the scope of the action and their own rescue, detailed conditions and the reimbursement of the costs incurred.

Article. 24. [emergency on the premises of a diplomatic mission] 1. In the event of fire in the premises of a diplomatic mission, consular post or international institutions, benefiting from diplomatic immunities or consular representation, conducting rescue operations by units of fire protection is permissible after obtaining the consent of the head of mission, the head of the consular post or of the Manager of the international institutions, subject to the provisions of paragraph 1. 2.2. The consent referred to in paragraph 1. 1, it can be supposed, however, in the event of a fire or other hazard to the local rescue operations immediately demanding.

Article. 25. [marshaling emergency action Permissions] 1. The head of the operation of the rescue teams can: 1) order evacuation of people and property;

2) stop traffic and ban being third in the rescue activities;

3) take in use for the time necessary for the operation of the rescue real estate and movable property, means of transport, equipment, water intake, other extinguishing agents, as well as items and equipment useful in the operation of the rescue teams.

2. The head of the operation of the rescue has the right to request assistance from the institutions, organizations, businesses and individuals.

3. The head of the operation of the rescue teams may depart while survival of the operating rules generally recognized as safe.


4. the Council of Ministers shall determine, by regulation, scope and mode of use of the rights referred to in paragraph 1. 1-3.



Chapter 5 Permissions firefighters fire protection units and members of voluntary fire brigades Union Guard Article. 26. [powers of firefighters] 1. Strażakowi fire protection unit, as well as a member of the volunteer fire department, hereinafter referred to as the "injured person", which in connection with participation in the rescue activities or exercises suffered damage was inflicted on or suffered damage to property, is entitled to: 1) a one-time compensation in case of experience permanent or long-term damage to health;

2) survivor's pension in respect of total or partial incapacity to work;

3) compensation for damage to property.

2. the members of the family of the injured person, who died as a result of the circumstances referred to in paragraph 1. 1, is entitled to: 1) one-off compensation for the death of the injured person;

2) survivor's pension;

3) compensation for damage to property.

3. One-time compensation referred to in paragraph 1. 1 section 1 and paragraphs 1 and 2. 2, paragraph 1, is entitled on the basis of specified for the firefighters of the State fire service in amounts determined on the basis of the provisions on social insurance by virtue of accidents at work and occupational diseases and are paid by the entities incurring costs of operation of the fire protection unit.

4. Disability referred to in paragraph 1. 1, paragraph 2 and paragraph 3. 2, paragraph 2, are entitled to: 1) injured persons who are members of voluntary fire brigades Union guards and to members of their families-on the basis, in the manner and amount referred to in the provisions on the supply of accidents or occupational diseases arising in specific circumstances;

2 persons who are injured) firefighters fire protection units and to members of their families-on the basis, in the manner and amount specified in the legislation on social insurance by virtue of accidents at work and occupational diseases.

5. the Compensation referred to in paragraph 1. 1 paragraph 3 and in paragraph 2. 2 paragraph 3, shall be fixed and shall be paid, subject to the provisions of paragraph 2. 6, an entity functioning fire protection unit costs on the basis of the provisions of the compensation accruing in connection with the service of the State fire service.

6. the Compensation referred to in paragraph 1. 1 paragraph 3 and in paragraph 2. 2 paragraph 3, the right of an injured person or a member of the family of the injured person as a member of the fire protection unit, included in the national system for firefighting rescue and pays the appropriate provincial Commissioner of the State fire service.

7. the amount of the compensation referred to in paragraph 1. 1 paragraph 3 and in paragraph 2. 2 paragraph 3, shall be determined according to the following rules: 1) in the event of loss or total destruction of property compensation shall be determined according to the purchase price in force at the time of the determination of compensation, taking into account the degree of wear of the property;

2) in the event of property damage compensation is equivalent to restore it to the State it was in before the accident; However, if the damage is significant or the repair costs exceed the value of the damaged property, compensation shall be paid in the amount as referred to in paragraph 1.

8. the injured person, the compensation referred to in paragraph 1. 1, also entitled by virtue of the employment relationship or service or social security or property, shall be granted to one service chosen by the person concerned.

9. The proper Minister of the Interior shall determine, by regulation, the granting of benefits referred to in paragraph 1. 1 point 1 and 3 and in paragraph 2. 2 points 1 and 3, on the basis of the type of documents constituting the basis for the opening, conduct and closure of the proceeding, the contents of the decision terminating the proceedings and appeal mode.



Article. 26A. [financial Compensation] [1] 1. A member of the volunteer fire department, which in connection with participation in the rescue activities or exercises suffered prejudice to health as a result of the accident, the time incapacity for work which was not preserved the right to remuneration or did not receive sick pay or rehabilitation benefits on the basis of separate provisions, are entitled, at his request, monetary compensation, hereinafter referred to as "compensation".

2. shall be entitled to Compensation for each day of incapacity for work at the rate of 1/30 the minimum remuneration for work established under the Act of 10 October 2002 on minimum wage for the work (Journal of laws No. 200, poz. 1679, 2004 No. 240, poz. 2407 and 2005 No 157, item. 1314).

3. the compensation to which a member of the volunteer fire department not included in the national system for firefighting rescue, determine and pay the costs of an entity functioning of fire protection unit as a commissioned from the scope of the Government.

4. the compensation to which a member of the volunteer fire department included in the national system of fire-fighting and pay shall be determined disaster-the competent regional Commandant of the State fire service.

5. where a member of the volunteer fire department receive compensation granted in the amount higher than the remuneration received or obtained illness benefit or service, at his request, pay compensation to the amount of compensation. The provisions of paragraph 1. 3 and 4 shall apply mutatis mutandis.

6. The compensation shall be paid for the period of incapacity for work, but not for longer than for a period of total sickness allowance and the provision of rehabilitation on the basis of the provisions of the law on cash social insurance benefits in case of sickness and maternity.

7. The proper Minister of the Interior shall determine, by regulation, the granting of compensation and the compensation referred to in paragraph 1. 5, model applications for entitlement to compensation and adjustment and the documents forming the basis for their determination and payment, driven by the need to harmonize procedures and ensure the smooth implementation of the granting of compensation and compensation, as well as taking into account the documents collected in the course of the proceedings for compensation referred to in article 2. 26. 27. [the use of the application, the public officers protection] of the protection provided for in the criminal code for public officials: 1) shall be entitled to conduct operations control and reconnaissance;

2) firefighters fire protection units and members of voluntary fire brigades Union guards taking part in the operation of the rescue teams, or performing other tasks associated with fire protection;

3) natural persons who, on the basis of article. 25 paragraph 1. 2 were required to participate in the operation of the rescue teams.

Article. 27A. [the right to special clothing and personal equipment] Strażakowi fire protection units referred to in article 14(2). 15 1a-5, and 8, in so far as it is not a firefighter of the State fire service, and the soldier serving in designated this unit shall have the right to special clothing and personal equipment, according to the State Fire firefighters for the Act of 24 August 1991 on State fire service (OJ of 2009 No. 12, item 68, and no. 18 , item. 97). 28. [cash equivalent] 1. A member of the volunteer fire department, which took part in the operation of the rescue or training pożarniczym organized by the State Fire Department or municipality, is the equivalent of money. The amount shall be the grant equivalent of Municipal Council by way of resolution.

2. the amount of the equivalent referred to in paragraph 1. 1, shall not exceed 1/175 average wage, as announced by the President of the Central Statistical Office in the official journal of the Republic of Poland "Polish Monitor" on the basis of article. 20 of the Act of 17 December 1998 on pensions and the Veterans of the Social Security Fund (OJ of 2009 No 153, item 1227) before the date of the determination of the equivalent, for each hour of participation in the operation of the rescue or training pożarniczym. Equivalent shall be paid from the budget of the municipality.

3. The equivalent referred to in paragraph 1. 1 and 2, are not entitled to a member of the Volunteer Fire Department for time away from work, for which he retained.

4. the members of the volunteer fire guard, for time away from work for reasons referred to in paragraph 1. 1, provided for under specific arrangements other than entitlement to remuneration of the work-related benefits.

5. In the case of overlapping of benefits referred to in paragraph 1. 1 and 4, the remedies available to him on the basis of separate regulations shall apply recipes.

6. a member of the volunteer fire department taking a direct part in rescue actions have the right to periodic free medical check-ups.

7. The proper Minister of health in consultation with the Minister competent for internal affairs shall determine, by regulation, and the way to carry out and the range of tests referred to in paragraph 1. 6, as well as entities entitled to their conduct, taking into account the specifics of the rescue efforts, as well as qualifications operators carrying out medical examinations.



Chapter 6 benefits in kind and financial Articles. 29. [the costs of operation of the fire protection units] the costs of operation of the fire protection units covered are: 1) the budget of the State;

2) Government entities budgets;

3) of revenue accruing to insurance policy holders legal and natural persons;

4) the own funds of the entities referred to in article 1. 17, which obtained the consent of the proper Minister of the Interior on the establishment of fire protection unit.


Article. 30. [the costs of equipment and fire-fighting equipment] owner, administrator, or a user of a building, facility or site shall bear the full costs of acquisition and maintenance, in condition, equipment, fire-fighting equipment, fire-fighting measures, technologies are automating equipment-control panels and other devices and the installation of fire protection, to which they hold undertake it rules pursuant to article 114. 13. 1 and 3, as well as the costs of the implementation of the obligation referred to in article 1. 5. 31. [obligation to transfer unnecessary equipment] 1. The State Fire Department shall be responsible to provide free of charge, technically smooth, unnecessary equipment and joining our volunteer translator strażom pożarnym, after consultation of the competent provincial Volunteer Fire Guard Connection Board of the Republic of Poland.

2. Company fire departments or company emergency services can pass fit, free of charge, redundant equipment and facilities to the main Board Relationship Volunteer Fire Guard of the Republic of Poland, and joining our volunteer translator strażom pożarnym business outside of the structures.

Article. 32. [equipment costs and maintenance of fire protection units] 1. The cost of equipment, maintenance, training and ensure the readiness of fire protection units referred to in article 1. 15 1a-5, and 8, shall be borne by the entities that make up these units.

2. the cost of equipment, maintenance, training and ensure readiness volunteer fire department shall be borne by the municipality, subject to article 22. paragraph 35. 1.3. The municipality also has the obligation to: 1) free uniforms of the members of the volunteer fire department;

2 insurance insurance institutions) members of the volunteer fire department and pożarniczej youth team; insurance can be a personal or collective non-nominative;

3) cost of periodic medical examinations referred to in article 1. 28 paragraph 1. 6.3a. Mayor (Mayor, city President) may employ a commanding municipal fire protection. As Commander of the municipal fire protection may also be employed municipal voluntary fire brigades Union guards Association Commissioner.

3B. Government entities may make joining our volunteer translator strażom pożarnym cash in the form of grants.

4. the provision of paragraphs 1 and 2. 1 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the volunteer fire department functioning in the building, object or in non-owned, nieużytkowanym or unmanaged by the municipality.

Article. 33. [the cost of Financing from the State budget] 1. State budget participates in the cost of operation of the fire protection units referred to in article 1. 15 points 2 to 6 and 8, if these units operate within the national firefighting rescue system.

2. The proper Minister of the Interior annually shall determine, by regulation, the amount of financial resources and their allocation between the entities referred to in paragraph 1. 1, subject to their intended solely to ensure combat readiness of units of fire protection.

Article. 34. [Funding other expenses] 1. Other costs of the functioning of the voluntary fire brigades Union guards and their compounds related to fire protection, shall be charged to the budget of the Member State, in so far as, on the basis of separate provisions will be transferred to municipalities as the task assigned.

2. The costs referred to in paragraph 1. 1, is determined annually by the Minister competent for internal affairs and passed on joining our volunteer translator strażom pożarnym or their associations.

Article. 35. [the training of firefighters] 1. The training of members of the volunteer fire department, referred to in article 1. 28 paragraph 1. 6, leads charge to the State Fire Department.

2. The training of firefighters fire protection units referred to in article 1. 15 1a-5, and 8, and members of the volunteer fire department, referred to in article 14(2). 32 paragraph 1. 4, can lead a fee the State Fire Department.

3. The proper Minister of the Interior shall specify the detailed rules for and the way of remuneration for the training referred to in paragraph 1. 2. 36. (repealed).

Article. 37. [Chargeable use of property] 1. Real estate, vehicles, facilities and equipment remaining at the disposal of the volunteer fire department or their context can be subject of article 5(1). paragraph 33. 1, whether used for other socially useful purposes, as defined in the statutes of the volunteer fire department or their context.

2. the measures obtained from the title, referred to in paragraph 1. 1, represent an income of their own volunteer fire department or their context.

Article. 38. [obligations of the insurance] 1. Insurance companies are required to transfer 10% of the total revenue derived from the compulsory insurance against fire on the specific objectives of fire protection.

1a. the Commander in Chief of the National Fire Department and the Board of the main Voluntary Fire Brigades Union Guards Association of the Republic of Poland will receive 50% of the amount referred to in paragraph 1. 1.2. (repealed).

Article. 39. [Purpose provided financial resources for the purposes of fire protection] 1. The financial resources provided to the Chief Commissioner of the National Fire Department and the Board of the principal Connection Volunteer Fire Guard of the Republic of Poland on the basis of the provisions of article 4. paragraph 35. 2. 38 paragraph 1. 1A are intended solely for the purposes of fire protection.

2. The proper Minister of the Interior shall determine, by regulation, detailed rules for the allocation of resources referred to in paragraph 1. 1. Chapter 7 transitional and final provisions Article. 40. [Voluntary fire departments] 1. Operating on the date of entry into force of the law and Voluntary Union fire departments Volunteer Fire Guard become associations within the meaning of the Act-the law on associations.

2. (omitted).

3. (omitted).

4. (omitted).

Article. 41. (omitted).

Article. 42. (repealed).

Article. 43. (omitted).

Article. 44. [cost of living resortowej and the works fire brigade] owner, administrator, or a user of a building, facility or the site where the resortowa function works or fire department or other unit of fire protection, including the volunteer fire department, shall bear all costs associated with the maintenance of these units.

Article. 44a. [the geological and mining law] the Act does not affect the geological and mining law.

Article. 45. (omitted).

Article. 46. [the provisions repealed] repealed the Act of 12 June 1975 on fire protection (Journal of laws No. 106, item 20, 1988, no. 19, item 132, 1989 No. 35, item 192 and of 1990 No. 34, item 198).

Article. 47. [entry into force], the Act shall enter into force within 14 days from the date of the notice.

[1] Article. 26A by art. 1 of the law of 15 may 2015, amending the law on fire protection (OJ poz. 867). The amendment entered into force on 1 January 2016.

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