(1) Before submitting a request for a closure, the board of county commissioners shall have taken the following minimum steps:

(a) initiated an active fire prevention program aimed at reducing preventable fires;

(b) initiated an active fire detection and presuppression system aimed at the rapid detection of and response to fires that do occur;

(c) organized local forces to suppress fires;

(d) determined that current dire situations exceed the established county capabilities.

History: 87-3-106, MCA; IMP, 87-3-106, MCA; NEW, Eff. 8/4/75; TRANS, from Dept. of Nat. Res. , C. 529, L. 1981, Eff. 7/1/81; TRANS, 1995 MAR p. 1958, Eff. 7/1/95; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 773, Eff. 3/22/96.