Fire Prevention Personnel

Fire department members who solely supervise or perform fire prevention duties can be members of a relief association, provided that the municipality (or municipalities) and the independent nonprofit firefighting corporation, if applicable, approve their employment as fire prevention personnel. To be eligible for a service pension from a relief association, a fire department member must also meet the minimum service and membership requirements.

A fire department should have a position description for its fire prevention personnel that lists the qualifications, duties and responsibilities of the position. The position description could serve as one form of documentation to verify that an individual employed by the fire department is in a position eligible for relief association pension coverage. As a best practice, fire departments should consider having position descriptions for all fire department personnel listing their fire suppression and/or fire prevention duties.

Published last in the March 2021 Pension Newsletter