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Subtitle C. Fire

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Chapter 795. Use Of Certain Fire Trucks

Section  795.001.  Definition.

In this chapter, "fire department" means:

(1)  a volunteer fire department; or

(2)  a department of a municipality, county, or special district or authority that provides fire-fighting services.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 279, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.



Section  795.002.  Good And Dependable Condition Required.

(a) This chapter applies only to a fire truck in a good and dependable operating condition. A fire truck is considered to be in a good and dependable operating condition if:

(1)  the truck complies with the standards established by or under state law for the operating condition of a fire truck; and

(2)  the fire department that uses the truck has secured certification by an underwriters laboratory that meets NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION STANDARDS 1901.

(b)  A fire truck may not be considered to be in a condition other than a good and dependable operating condition solely because the truck is 25 years old or older.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 279, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.



Section  795.003.  Certain Restrictions Involving Age Of Fire Truck Prohibited.

A contract, including any form of an insurance contract, or an order, ordinance, rule, or similar decree of a local government or state agency may not:

(1)  restrict a fire department from using a fire truck that is 25 years old or older; or

(2)  prevent any benefit from being claimed because the claim arises out of circumstances in which a fire truck that is 25 years old or older is used.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 279, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.


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