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Local Firefighter Safety Resources

Concerning local firefighter safety resources provided through the local firefighter safety and disease prevention fund.
2022 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

The state treasurer is required to transfer $5 million from the general fund to the local firefighter safety and disease prevention fund (fund). The money is continuously appropriated to the department of public safety (department). The division of fire prevention and control (division) in the department is required to use the money transferred to directly pay for equipment and training for local and volunteer fire departments or to reimburse local and volunteer fire departments for the costs of equipment and training without requiring a grant application and review process. If the division determines it cannot use the full amount to directly pay for equipment and training, it may use the money for any purpose authorized prior to January 1, 2022, for money in the fund. The division is required to prioritize fire departments that it identifies as having the greatest need for assistance to ensure firefighter safety.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/01/2022 Signed Act PDF
    02/25/2022 Final Act PDF
    02/17/2022 Rerevised PDF
    02/16/2022 Revised PDF
    02/10/2022 Reengrossed PDF
    02/09/2022 Engrossed PDF
    02/07/2022 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details