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Code of Virginia
Title 27. Fire Protection
Chapter 2. Fire/EMS Departments and Fire/EMS Companies
8/3/2021

§ 27-6.1. Establishment of fire department; chief, officers and employees.

The governing body of any county, city, or town may establish a fire department as a department of government and may designate it by any name consistent with the names of its other governmental units. The head of such fire department shall be known as "the chief." As many other officers, and employees may be employed in such fire department as the governing body may approve.

1970, c. 187; 2001, c. 142; 2008, c. 410; 2015, cc. 502, 503.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.