(1) As of July 1, 1965, the basic unit of service for volunteer firefighters is one fiscal year. Volunteer firefighters not continuously on the active membership list of a single qualifying volunteer fire company for the entire fiscal year shall not be listed on the annual certificate and shall not receive credit for service under the Volunteer Firefighters' Compensation Act (VFCA) for that fiscal year. A volunteer fire company qualifies to participate in the VFCA if the requirements of 19-17-402, MCA, are met.

(2) A volunteer firefighter shall receive one year of credit for service under the VFCA for each two full fiscal years of service performed prior to July 1, 1965.

History: 19-17-203, MCA; IMP, 19-17-201, 19-17-401, 19-17-402, MCA; NEW, 1986 MAR p. 1454, Eff. 8/29/86; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1188, Eff. 6/13/03; AMD & TRANS, from ARM 2.43.801, 2008 MAR p. 2467, Eff. 12/1/08.