Title 45
Towns and Cities

Chapter 19
Relief of Injured and Deceased Fire Fighters and Police Officers

R.I. Gen. Laws § 45-19-5

§ 45-19-5. Board of fire fighter’s relief.

(a) Within the department of labor and training there is a board of fire fighter’s relief, consisting of three (3) members, which administer the fund for the relief of fire fighters, as provided in this chapter. One member of the board is appointed by the director of labor and training, one member is appointed by the Rhode Island State Association of Fire Fighters, AFL-CIO-CLC, and the third member an active member of a Volunteer Fire Department who is appointed by the Rhode Island State Firemen’s League to represent volunteer fire fighters on the board; provided, that all financial powers and duties concerning the board of fire fighter’s relief is administered by the general treasurer.

(b) A volunteer fire fighter shall be appointed by the Rhode Island State Firemen’s League for a term of three (3) years and shall continue to hold office until a successor has been appointed. A member may be reappointed to succeed himself or herself.

(c) Members shall be appointed to fill vacancies for unexpired terms due to death, resignation, or cause. A member appointed for less than a full term (to fill a vacancy) may serve three (3) full years in addition to that part of a full term.

(d) The appointing authority may remove a member for cause.

History of Section.
P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 152; G.L. 1956, § 45-19-5; P.L. 1980, ch. 374, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 114, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 415, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 340, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 354, § 46.