The commissioner shall establish a Fire Protection Advisory Council.
The council consists of the commissioner of public safety, or the commissioner's designee, and eight members appointed for a term of three years by the commissioner. Two members must be licensed fire protection contractors or full-time, managing employees actively engaged in a licensed fire protection contractor business. Two members must be journeyman sprinkler fitters certified as competent under this chapter. One member of the council must be an active member of the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association. One member must be an active member of the Fire Marshals Association of Minnesota. One member must be a building official certified by the Department of Administration, who is professionally competent in fire protection system inspection. One member must be a member of the general public. The commissioner or designee is a nonvoting member.
The council shall advise the commissioner of public safety on matters within the council's expertise or under the regulation of the commissioner.