Governor Signs Firefighter Bills
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 06:01:42 EST
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed some bills into law that update 30 year old Michigan fire fighter training standards.
Sponsored in part by 36th State Senator Jim Stamas (R-Midland), the bills seek to improve fire fighter training standards while leaving in place the ability to take into account vast differences in the ways fire services are provided.
Clear definitions and roles are established for all aspects of fire service training and membership of the Fire Fighters Training Council (FFTC) increases from seven to nine members.
The council will also be able to fully access the funding for firefighter training made available through the fireworks safety fees assessed on the sale of all fireworks in Michigan.
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Midland Fire Department Chief Chris Coughlin (left) join Gov. Rick Snyder for a bill signing of Senate Bills 264-265, which update Michigan’s firefighter training standards for the first time in more than 30 years. Midland Fire Department Assistant Chief Joshua Mosher and former Stamas legislative director Meghann Keit also participated.