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Page 1 of 1 75.440 Funds available to recognized and certified fire department -- Rights and responsibilities of department -- Fire chief. (1) Only fire departments recognized and certified by the commission shall be eligible to receive volunteer fire department aid pursuant to KRS 95A.262(2), to receive low <br>interest loans pursuant to KRS 95A.262(14), or to participate in the Professional <br>Firefighters Foundation Program, pursuant to KRS 95A.200 to 95A.290. (2) A fire department created pursuant to KRS Chapter 273 which has been recognized and certified by the commission shall have the following rights and responsibilities: <br>(a) Designation as the only fire department authorized to protect property within its geographic area as filed with the commission and the county clerk, but the <br>department may seek the assistance of other departments, and may make <br>reciprocal aid contracts pursuant to KRS 75.050; (b) Authority to secure water immediately for purposes of fighting a fire from any source, public or private. Upon request, the department shall compensate the <br>owner in a reasonable amount for water used within six (6) months of use; and (c) All rights identified in the Kentucky Revised Statutes for fire departments. (3) The officers and firefighters, whether paid or unpaid, of each fire department created pursuant to KRS Chapter 273 and recognized and certified by the <br>commission shall select a chief. The appointment of the chief shall be subject to the <br>approval of the governing board of the department. The chief shall establish a chain <br>of command within the department. The chief, or the highest person available in the <br>chain of command if the chief cannot be present, shall, subject to all state statutes as <br>applicable, have the following rights and responsibilities: <br>(a) Authority to order the immediate evacuation of areas endangered by fire, a hazardous materials incident, or other impending disaster that constitutes a <br>threat to life or property; (b) Authority to be in charge of all fire ground operations at the scene of a fire or other emergency; (c) Control of all department personnel while on duty; and <br>(d) Control of all equipment of the department. (4) The chief of each fire department created pursuant to KRS Chapter 273 and recognized and certified by the commission shall perform necessary actions to <br>maintain recognition and certification of the department by the commission. Effective: July 15, 1994 <br>History: Created 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 43, sec. 5, effective July 15, 1994.

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Page 1 of 1 75.440 Funds available to recognized and certified fire department -- Rights and responsibilities of department -- Fire chief. (1) Only fire departments recognized and certified by the commission shall be eligible to receive volunteer fire department aid pursuant to KRS 95A.262(2), to receive low <br>interest loans pursuant to KRS 95A.262(14), or to participate in the Professional <br>Firefighters Foundation Program, pursuant to KRS 95A.200 to 95A.290. (2) A fire department created pursuant to KRS Chapter 273 which has been recognized and certified by the commission shall have the following rights and responsibilities: <br>(a) Designation as the only fire department authorized to protect property within its geographic area as filed with the commission and the county clerk, but the <br>department may seek the assistance of other departments, and may make <br>reciprocal aid contracts pursuant to KRS 75.050; (b) Authority to secure water immediately for purposes of fighting a fire from any source, public or private. Upon request, the department shall compensate the <br>owner in a reasonable amount for water used within six (6) months of use; and (c) All rights identified in the Kentucky Revised Statutes for fire departments. (3) The officers and firefighters, whether paid or unpaid, of each fire department created pursuant to KRS Chapter 273 and recognized and certified by the <br>commission shall select a chief. The appointment of the chief shall be subject to the <br>approval of the governing board of the department. The chief shall establish a chain <br>of command within the department. The chief, or the highest person available in the <br>chain of command if the chief cannot be present, shall, subject to all state statutes as <br>applicable, have the following rights and responsibilities: <br>(a) Authority to order the immediate evacuation of areas endangered by fire, a hazardous materials incident, or other impending disaster that constitutes a <br>threat to life or property; (b) Authority to be in charge of all fire ground operations at the scene of a fire or other emergency; (c) Control of all department personnel while on duty; and <br>(d) Control of all equipment of the department. (4) The chief of each fire department created pursuant to KRS Chapter 273 and recognized and certified by the commission shall perform necessary actions to <br>maintain recognition and certification of the department by the commission. Effective: July 15, 1994 <br>History: Created 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 43, sec. 5, effective July 15, 1994.

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Page 1 of 1 75.440 Funds available to recognized and certified fire department -- Rights and responsibilities of department -- Fire chief. (1) Only fire departments recognized and certified by the commission shall be eligible to receive volunteer fire department aid pursuant to KRS 95A.262(2), to receive low <br>interest loans pursuant to KRS 95A.262(14), or to participate in the Professional <br>Firefighters Foundation Program, pursuant to KRS 95A.200 to 95A.290. (2) A fire department created pursuant to KRS Chapter 273 which has been recognized and certified by the commission shall have the following rights and responsibilities: <br>(a) Designation as the only fire department authorized to protect property within its geographic area as filed with the commission and the county clerk, but the <br>department may seek the assistance of other departments, and may make <br>reciprocal aid contracts pursuant to KRS 75.050; (b) Authority to secure water immediately for purposes of fighting a fire from any source, public or private. Upon request, the department shall compensate the <br>owner in a reasonable amount for water used within six (6) months of use; and (c) All rights identified in the Kentucky Revised Statutes for fire departments. (3) The officers and firefighters, whether paid or unpaid, of each fire department created pursuant to KRS Chapter 273 and recognized and certified by the <br>commission shall select a chief. The appointment of the chief shall be subject to the <br>approval of the governing board of the department. The chief shall establish a chain <br>of command within the department. The chief, or the highest person available in the <br>chain of command if the chief cannot be present, shall, subject to all state statutes as <br>applicable, have the following rights and responsibilities: <br>(a) Authority to order the immediate evacuation of areas endangered by fire, a hazardous materials incident, or other impending disaster that constitutes a <br>threat to life or property; (b) Authority to be in charge of all fire ground operations at the scene of a fire or other emergency; (c) Control of all department personnel while on duty; and <br>(d) Control of all equipment of the department. (4) The chief of each fire department created pursuant to KRS Chapter 273 and recognized and certified by the commission shall perform necessary actions to <br>maintain recognition and certification of the department by the commission. Effective: July 15, 1994 <br>History: Created 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 43, sec. 5, effective July 15, 1994.

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