Fire Service Law and Legal Definition

According to 15 USCS § 2203 (5), [Title 15. Commerce and Trade; Chapter 49. Fire Prevention and Control] fire service means “any organization in any State consisting of personnel, apparatus, and equipment which has as its purpose protecting property and maintaining the safety and welfare of the public from the dangers of fire, including a private fire-fighting brigade. The personnel of any such organization may be paid employees or unpaid volunteers or any combination thereof. The location of any such organization and its responsibility for extinguishment and suppression of fires may include, but need not be limited to, a Federal installation, a State, city, town, borough, parish, county, fire district, fire protection district, rural fire district, or other special district. The terms "fire prevention", "firefighting", and "firecontrol" relate to activities conducted by a fire service.”