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                         Laws of Minnesota 1992 

                        CHAPTER 553-S.F.No. 2628 
           An act relating to public safety officers; defining 
          firefighters for purposes of the public safety 
          officer's survivor benefits law; amending Minnesota 
          Statutes 1990, section 299A.41, subdivision 4. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 299A.41, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER.] "Public safety officer" 
includes: 
    (1) a peace officer defined in section 626.84; 
    (2) a correction officer employed at a correctional 
facility and charged with maintaining the safety, security, 
discipline, and custody of inmates at the facility; 
    (3) a firefighter employed on a full-time basis by the 
state or by a fire department of a governmental subdivision of 
the state, who is engaged in the hazards of firefighting an 
individual employed on a full-time basis by the state or by a 
fire department of a governmental subdivision of the state, who 
is engaged in any of the following duties: 
    (i) firefighting; 
    (ii) emergency motor vehicle operation; 
    (iii) investigation into the cause and origin of fires; 
    (iv) the provision of emergency medical services; or 
    (v) hazardous material responder; 
    (4) a legally enrolled member of a volunteer fire 
department or member of an independent nonprofit firefighting 
corporation who is engaged in the hazards of firefighting; 
    (5) a good samaritan while complying with the request or 
direction of a public safety officer to assist the officer; 
    (6) a reserve police officer or a reserve deputy sheriff 
while acting under the supervision and authority of a political 
subdivision; 
    (7) a driver or attendant with a licensed basic or advanced 
life support transportation service who is engaged in providing 
emergency care; and 
    (8) a first responder who is certified by the commissioner 
of health to perform basic emergency skills before the arrival 
of a licensed ambulance service and who is a member of an 
organized service recognized by a local political subdivision to 
respond to medical emergencies to provide initial medical care 
before the arrival of an ambulance. 
    Presented to the governor April 17, 1992 
    Signed by the governor April 27, 1992, 2:03 p.m.