(50 ILCS 740/2) (from Ch. 85, par. 532)
    Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the context requires otherwise:
    a. Office means the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
    b. "Local governmental agency" means any local governmental unit or municipal corporation in this State. It does not include the State of Illinois or any office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, commission, or agency of the State except: (i) a State controlled university, college, or public community college, or (ii) the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
    c. "School" means any school located within the State of Illinois whether privately or publicly owned which offers a course in fire protection training or related subjects and which has been approved by the Office.
    d. "Trainee" means a recruit fire fighter required to complete initial minimum basic training requirements at an approved school to be eligible for permanent employment as a fire fighter.
    e. "Fire protection personnel" and "fire fighter" means any person engaged in fire administration, fire prevention, fire suppression, fire education and arson investigation, including any permanently employed, trainee or volunteer fire fighter, whether or not such person, trainee or volunteer is compensated for all or any fraction of his time.
    f. "Basic training" and "basic level" shall mean the Basic Operations Firefighter program as promulgated by the rules and regulations of the Office.
(Source: P.A. 96-974, eff. 7-2-10; 97-782, eff. 1-1-13.)