2017-11-09 / Business

Snyder signs firefighting bill

LANSING — Senate Bills 264-265, sponsored by state Sen. Jim Stamas, modified the Firefighters Training Council Act to reflect changes to classifications and certifications as well as provide resources to help train firefighters. SB 264 amends the Firefighters Training Council Act to update position classifications and certifications required in order to meet the National Fire Protection Association’s professional qualifications standards. SB 265 amends the Fireworks Safety Act to allow 100 percent of revenue collected from the Fireworks Safety Fund to be used for training firefighters. The measures are now Public Acts 144-145 of 2017. — R.S.

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