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Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Fire Chief Minimum Qualifications

Regulations providing for the Minimum Qualifications for Fire Chiefs pursuant to Civil Service Law 58-a and General Municipal Law Section 204-dd were adopted on June 2, 2021.

Civil Service Law 58-a and 19 NYCRR section 426.9 establish minimum qualifications for fire chiefs appointed pursuant to the Civil Service Law, see: Minimum Standards for Career Fire Chiefs

General Municipal Law 204-dd and 9 NYCRR Part 227 establish minimum qualifications for fire chiefs, volunteer or career, of a fire department with six or more paid, civil-service appointed career firefighters, see: Minimum Standards for Fire Chief of a Career or Combination Fire Department