34-31-6Fire equipment shop--Acquisition, renovation, and distribution of equipment and excess vehicles--Assistance programs.

The Department of Public Safety may operate a fire equipment shop to acquire and renovate equipment and distribute fire equipment, supplies and parts, which are not available through the Bureau of Human Resources and Administration, and federal and state excess vehicles and property to counties and rural fire departments or districts for the suppression of rural fires. The department may charge recipients for reasonable direct and indirect costs of providing such rural fire equipment, vehicles, and supplies to counties and rural fire departments or districts. The department may administer federal and state cost assistance programs related to such rural fire protection. The vehicles and property may be provided with clear title by the department to counties and rural fire departments or districts, or the title may be retained by the state or federal government.

Source: SL 1984, ch 277, § 1; SL 1986, ch 285, § 2; SL 2002, ch 252 (Ex. Ord. 02-1), § 11; SL 2004, ch 237, § 1; SL 2009, ch 169, § 1; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), §§ 14, 68, eff. Apr. 19, 2021; SL 2024, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 24-1), § 34, eff. Apr. 8, 2024.