CHAPTER 149

AN ACT AMENDING TITLE 16, DELAWARE CODE, EMPOWERING THE STATE FIRE COMMISSION TO DETERMINE QUALIFICATIONS OF VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Title 16, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new section to read as follows:

§ 6619. The State Fire Prevention Commission shall determine whether or not any new volunteer fire companies shall be authorized in any part of the State. In making such determination the Commission shall take into consideration the ability, financial and otherwise, of the company seeking authorization to maintain an effective fire company and the needs of the area involved, but in no event shall the Commission authorize the establishment of a new volunteer fire company within four miles of any company already existing and effectively operating.

Approved June 16, 1965.