1998/99 Legislative Session: 3rd Session, 36th Parliament
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HONOURABLE JENNY KWAN
MINISTER OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS

BILL 60 -- 1999

FIRE SERVICES AMENDMENT ACT, 1999

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:

 
Fire Services Act

1 The Fire Services Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 144, is amended by adding the following section:

Long service and bravery medals

5.1 (1) In recognition of the significant contribution to the protection of persons and property that is made by fire fighters and others involved in the provision of fire services, the fire commissioner may issue medals for long service.

(2) In recognition of bravery beyond that expected of fire fighters and others involved in the provision of fire services in the normal course of their duties, the fire commissioner may issue medals for bravery.

(3) Long service and bravery medals issued by the fire commissioner before this section comes into force are deemed to be medals issued under this section.

 
Explanatory Note

This Bill provides formal recognition of the long service and bravery medals of the British Columbia fire service.


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