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65 ILCS 5/10-1-7.3

    (65 ILCS 5/10-1-7.3)
    Sec. 10-1-7.3. Appointment of fire chief. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Division, after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, a person shall not be appointed as the chief, the acting chief, the department head, or a position, by whatever title, that is responsible for day-to-day operations of a fire department for greater than 180 days unless he or she possesses the following qualifications and certifications:
        (1) Office of the State Fire Marshal Firefighter
Basic Certification or Firefighter II Certification; Office of the State Fire Marshal Fire Officer I and II Certifications; and an associate degree in fire science or a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college; or
        (2) a minimum of 10 years' experience as a
firefighter at the fire department in the jurisdiction making the appointment.
    This Section applies to fire departments that employ firefighters hired under Section 10-1-7.1 or 10-1-7.2 of this Division.
(Source: P.A. 100-425, eff. 8-25-17.)