CODE OF REGULATIONS
OF
THE OHIO STATE FIREFIGHTERS’ ASSOCIATION
Adopted August 22, 2010

ARTICLE I

OBJECTIVES

This Association shall be known as the Ohio State Firefighters' Association (OSFA).

The purpose and objectives of the OSFA shall be:

1.  To promote and encourage the development of skills, knowledge and methods to prevent and combat injury, loss of life and property
      by fire, medical emergency or disaster.

2.  To promote fellowship, good will, self-preservation and security among members of the OSFA and others engaged in similar services.

3.  To encourage and support legislation which will prevent or reduce the loss of life or property of any individual or groups of individuals.

4.  To accumulate and disseminate information for the purpose of encouraging and increasing membership in the OSFA and support of fire
      and emergency services.

ARTICLE II

MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the OSFA shall be designated as Active, Associate, Honorary, Corporate and Individual.

Section 1:  Active Membership shall be defined as:

A.  Any duly organized not-for-profit fire department, rescue unit or fire brigade, public or private, chartered within the State of Ohio.

B.  Any firefighters' association, a majority of whose members are active firefighters, recognized by the OSFA.

C.  Any Emergency Management Agency organized within the State of Ohio.

D.  Not-for-profit organizations providing emergency medical services to the public within the State of Ohio.

E.  The above mentioned organizations must meet the obligations listed in Article II, Section 7 in order to be designated as an active
      member of the OSFA.

Section 2:  Associate Membership shall be defined as:

A.  Persons who are associated with fire and emergency medical equipment sales or service in the State of Ohio.

B.  A fire department, rescue unit, fire brigade, firefighters' association or an individual member thereof serving in a state adjacent to the
      State of Ohio.

C.  An individual or a private, social or civic organization formed for the purpose of promoting the operation and mission of an organized
      fire department, fire brigade, or rescue unit.

D.  Associate members shall have all the privileges of active members except that of voting or holding office.

E.  The above mentioned organizations/individuals must meet the obligations listed in Article II, Section 7 in order to be designated as an
      Associate member of the OSFA.

Section 3:  Honorary Membership shall be defined as:

A.  An individual who has rendered some outstanding meritorious service to the OSFA or to the fire service or rescue service in general.

B.  The name of a proposed candidate shall be presented in writing, signed by five Executive Board members, at an Executive Board meeting.

C.  The petition shall require an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the members present at the Executive Board meeting for passage.

D.  The vote of the Executive Board shall be final.

E.  Honorary members shall have all of the privileges of active members except that of voting or holding office.

F.  The above mentioned individual(s) must meet the obligations listed in Article II, Section 7 in order to be designated as an
      honorary member of the OSFA.

Section 4:  Corporate membership shall be defined as:

A.  Individuals, corporations and/or governmental entities who are associated with and/or support the fire or emergency services in the
      State of Ohio, and who otherwise do not meet the criteria of Article II, Sections 1,2 or 3.

B.  Corporate members shall have all of the privileges of active members except that of voting or holding office.

C.  The above mentioned entities must meet the obligations listed in Article II, Section 7 in order to be designated as a corporate member
       of the OSFA.

Section 5:  Individual membership shall be defined as:

A.  Individuals who are members of a fire department, firefighters' association, rescue unit, or fire brigade not holding active
      membership in this Association.

B.  Individual members shall have all of the privileges of active members except that of voting or holding office.

C.  The above mentioned individual must meet the obligations listed in Article II, Section 7 in order to be designated as an Individual
       member of the OSFA.

Section 6:  Voice and Voting procedures:

A.  No member of this Association shall be denied a voice at an annual conference, special conference or Executive Board
      meeting, however, only elected officers, past-presidents, and certified county and/or district representatives shall have
      the privilege of voting.

Section 7:  Membership Status:

A.  Only members in good standing shall be entitled to exercise the privileges associated with their membership type.

B.  To be classified as a member in good standing, the member must be current in their annual dues, described in Article III and certified
       by the SecretaryTreasurer.

ARTICLE III

DUES

Section 1.  Member organizations shall forward to the OSFA Secretary/Treasurer the amount of the annual dues together with the names of
                     their respective rosters.  Dues shall be payable by January 1st of each year.

Section 2.  Active membership annual dues shall be paid in such amounts as are approved by the delegates at the annual conference.  Dues
                     are due January 1st of each year, late fees may be assessed for dues paid after February 1st, as approved by the Executive Board.

Section 3.  Associate members annual dues shall be paid in such amounts as are approved by the delegates at the annual conference.  Dues
                     are due January 1st of each year, late fees may be assessed for dues paid after February 1st, as approved by the Executive Board.

Section 4.  Honorary membership shall be exempt from annual dues.

Section 5.  Corporate membership annual dues shall be paid in such amounts as are approved by the delegates at the annual conference.  Dues
                     are due January 1st of each year, late fees may be assessed for dues paid after February 1st, as approved by the Executive Board.

Section 6.  Individual membership annual dues shall be paid in such amounts as are approved by the delegates at the annual conference.  Dues are
                    due January 1st of each year, late fees may be assessed for dues paid after February 1st, as approved by the Executive Board.

Section 7.  Five year memberships are available at the time of the annual dues renewal.  The five year dues shall be paid in such amounts as are
                    approved by the delegates at the annual conference.  Dues are due January 1st of each year, late fees may be accessed for dues
                    paid after February 1st, as approved by the Executive Board.

ARTICLE IV

EXECUTIVE BOARD, OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES

The business of the OSFA shall be conducted by elected officers, the Executive Board and all committees as follows:

Section 1:  Executive Board:

A.  The Executive Board shall be composed of the immediate Past President, who shall serve as chairperson, all Past Presidents,
      all elected officers, all committee chairpersons and one representative from each county or district firefighters' association which
      has been approved by the Executive Board.

B.  County and district representatives must be certified by the President and attested by the Secretary/Treasurer before the
       representative can vote.

1.  They shall be appointed by their local county organization.

2.  Counties in which there is no association, may appoint a representative by means of certified letters signed by a majority of
      the local association presidents in their county.

3.  This appointment shall be re-certified every two years and this certification shall occur in July of election years.

C.  The selected representative must be an active member of the OSFA.

D.  Expenses incurred by the county or district representatives to the Executive Board meeting may be paid by
      the members' associations.

E.  Committee chairman serve as nonvoting members.

Section 2:  Elected Officers:

A.  Elected officers of the OSFA shall consist of a President, a First Vice-president, a Second Vice-president and
      a Secretary/Treasurer.

B.  Officers shall be elected for a two year term.

C.  Elections shall be held in odd numbered years.

Section 3:  Qualifications:

A.  Candidates for nominations to elective offices of the OSFA shall meet the following qualifications:

1.  Be a member of a department or association which is in good standing with the OSFA.

2.  Have served at least one year in a leadership position within his/her department, county or district association.

3.  Be endorsed by his/her department or association and/or the county or district association.

4.  Have attended a majority of the Executive Board meetings during the previous year.

5.  All candidates seeking to hold office shall make their intentions known in writing to the Executive Board by the
     April board meeting.

6.  No nominations shall be accepted from the floor at the annual conference unless there is not a candidate running
      for that particular office.

7.  Any nomination made at the annual conference must meet all of the qualifications listed above.

8.  Should only one candidate make their intention known, they shall be determined to be unopposed.

Section 4:  Standing Committees:

A.  The Standing Committees of this Association shall be as follows:

1.  Resolutions, Legislative, Education, Auditing, Credentials, Membership, Nominating and Publications.

2.  Standing committees shall be responsible for mailing their own literature and correspondence under the direction
      of the Secretary/Treasurer.

3.  Standing committees shall not displace the functions of the elected officers.

Section 5:  Temporary or Special Committees:

     A.  The President may appoint temporary or special committees as the need arises.

     B.  Temporary or special committees shall not infringe or displace the functions of the standing committees or elected officers.

ARTICLE V

DELEGATES AND ALTERNATES

Section 1:  Selection:

     A.  Active members shall be entitled to select annually, in a manner designated by the participating department, one delegate
           and one alternate to attend the annual conference or any special conference of the OSFA.

Section 2:  Certification:

     A.  The annual conference committee shall provide the Secretary/Treasurer a list of all properly registered delegates and alternate
           delegates, to the conference, from the registration forms submitted to the conference.

     B.  The Secretary/Treasurer shall verify that their membership is in good standing and then shall forward the list of certified delegates
           and alternate delegates to the Credentials committee.

     C.  The delegate and alternate delegate information shall be provided to the Secretary/Treasurer by the first day of the
           start of the conference.

     D.  The Secretary/Treasurer shall forward this list to the Credentials committee before any business of the OSFA shall be transacted.

Section 3:  Registration:

     A.  All delegates and alternates must register for the conference prior to the presentation of certification forms to the Credentials committee.

Section 4:  Past Presidents:

     A.  Past Presidents shall have, when not representing their own department, a vote at all conferences at which they are present.

     B.  The Secretary/Treasurer of the OSFA shall certify their eligibility to vote.

ARTICLE VI

NOMINATIONS - ELECTIONS

Section 1:  Presentation of Candidates:

     A.  The Nominating committee shall present their selection of nominees to the various offices at the business session of the
           day preceding the election.

     B.  At this time, the privilege of naming a candidate; from the floor; shall be allowed only if no candidate was declared at the
            April Executive Board meeting.

Section 2:  Voting for Candidates:

     A.  Voting for elective officers shall be by secret ballot furnished the delegates by the Nomination Committee.

     B.  Voting shall commence at 8:00 AM and conclude at 10:00 AM on the last day of the Annual Conference.

ARTICLE VII

QUORUM

Section 1:  Annual or Special conference:

     A.  A simple majority of the certified voting members of the OSFA, in attendance, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction
           of all business at an annual or special conference.

Section 2:  Executive Board:

     A.  Nine voting members certified as members of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum of the Executive Board.

Section 3:  Certification:

     A.  The Secretary/Treasurer shall be responsible for certifying a quorum is present for the annual conference, any special
           conference and the Executive Board meetings.

ARTICLE VIII

MEETINGS

Section 1:  Annual Meeting:

     A.  The annual meeting of the OSFA shall be at such time and place as designated by the OSFA, at its annual conference or by
           the Executive Board at their regular scheduled meeting.

Section 2:  Executive Board Meeting:

     A.  The Executive Board shall meet at such time and place as specified by or through the President.

     B.  The President shall call a meeting of the Executive Board within two weeks, when petitioned by a majority of the members
           of the board.

     C.  A majority, for this purpose, shall be determined by the number present at the meeting of the board most recently held.

Section 3:  Committee meetings:

     A.  The standing committees and any special committees appointed by the President shall meet at such time and place as the
           chairperson shall designate.

     B.  The President shall be notified of all such meetings.

Section 4:  Committee business:

     A.  At a meeting of all standing or special committees, a majority of the members present at the meeting shall constitute a quorum
           for the transaction of business. This number shall never be less than sixty percent of the committee membership.

     B.  Members of committees contracting expenses in the performance of their duties must submit accounts to their respective chairperson.

     C.  Each chairperson must approve all expenditures of that committee member before submission to the Secretary/Treasurer for payment.

ARTICLE IX

VOTING PRIVILEGES

Section 1:  Executive Board meetings:

     A.  Those members of the Executive Board who shall have voting privileges at any regular quarterly Executive Board meeting or special
           meeting called for the purpose of transacting official business of the OSFA shall be: the elected officers, past presidents and certified
           county or district association representatives.

Section 2:  Annual or Special conference:

     A.  Those members of the OSFA who shall have voting privileges at an annual or special conference shall be: Past Presidents, and certified
           department delegates or alternate delegates, in the absence of the delegate.

ARTICLE X

DUTIES

DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1:  The President shall:

     A.  Preside over all meetings of the OSFA, not otherwise spelled out in this code, appoint and be ex-officio member of all committees.
           Committee appointments will be made from members of the Executive Board and/or active member departments and/or Associate members.

     B.  Appoint a Chaplain to serve during his/her tenure of office.

     C.  Attend, or designate a substitute to, any meeting held out of the State of Ohio when approved by the Executive Board.

     D.  Upon completion of the term of the office as President of the OSFA shall become Chairperson of the Executive Board serving two years
           or until a successor is qualified.

     E.  Designate a temporary Chairman of the Board when the Chairman of the Board is absent from an Executive Board meeting.

     F.  Visit district or county fire association meetings for the establishment of good public relations.

     
G.  Be reimbursed by the Association for any related expenses incurred while in the performance of duties as President at the
           approved per diem rate.

     H.  Have the opportunity to review all expenses of all officers, Chaplain(s), Executive Board chairperson and chairpersons of all
           committees submitted to the Secretary/Treasurer.

       I.  Reserve the right to assign any chairperson to submit required reports to either of the Vice-presidents.

      J.  Be governed in the rulings by Robert's Rules of Order in the absence of special parliamentary rules for government of the OSFA.

      K.  In the absence of or incapacitation of the Secretary/Treasurer, the President shall be empowered to sign checks for the regular
            business operation or as directed by the Executive Board.  He shall report all such transactions at the next Executive Board
            meeting and shall be bonded in an amount approved by the Executive Board but in no case less than the amount of the
            Secretary/Treasurer. This bond shall be filed with the Secretary/Treasurer.

       L.  Maintain expenditures within the annual budget submitted and approved by the Executive Board.

Section 2:  The First Vice President shall:

      A.  Assume the duties and position of President during his/her absence or upon their death, resignation or inability to carry out
             the duties, of President during the unexpired term.

       B.  Cooperate with and receive reports from any committee chairperson designated by the President.

       C.  Be reimbursed by the Association for any related expenses incurred while in the performance of duties as First Vice-president
             at the approved per diem rate.

        D.  Act as Chairperson of the Membership committee.

        E.  Maintain expenditures within the annual budget submitted and approved by the Executive Board.

Section 3:  The Second Vice-president shall:

A.  Assume the duties and position of the First Vice-president during his/her absence or upon their death, resignation or inability
      to carry out the duties, of First Vice-president during the unexpired term.

B.  Upon the death, resignation or inability of the President and the First Vice-president, to serve, assume the position of President.

C.  Cooperate with and receive reports from any committee chairperson designated by the President.

D.  Be reimbursed by the OSFA for any expenses incurred while in the performance of the duties as Second Vice-president at the
      approved per diem rate.

E.  Maintain expenditures within the annual budget submitted and approved by the Executive Board.

Section 4:  The Secretary/Treasurer shall:

A.  Keep a complete record of all proceedings of the OSFA and the Executive Board.

B.  Answer all correspondence as directed by the President relating to the OSFA maintaining a file of said correspondence and
      copies of all answers.

C.  Collect all monies due the OSFA.  Keep full and correct accounts, and pay all bills upon order of the President and/or Executive Board.

D.  Make full and complete reports of all monies received and expended.

E.  Make such other reports and perform such other duties as the President and Executive Board may require.

F.  Ensure proper filling of all federal and state tax returns.

G.  Deposit all monies of the OSFA in financial accounts approved by the Executive Board.  These accounts are to be held in the name
      of the Ohio State Firefighters' Association and shall be subject to withdraw only upon check(s) issued and signed by the
      Secretary/Treasurer or in the Secretary/Treasurer's absence, due to disability, by the President.

 H.  Be bonded in an amount approved by the Executive Board but in no case less than the balance of all funds from the last audit.
       This bond shall be filed with the President.

   I.   Keep complete record of all member departments or brigades, including names and titles of personnel, and issue an annual dues
        card for each member thereof.

J.  Receive and file the reports of all committees, keep a properly indexed record of all amendments and resolutions.

K.  Notify each Executive Board member of upcoming meetings.

L.  Present to the Auditing committee for its audit and approval, at such times and places as the committee may select, all the
      books and vouchers.

M.  Upon completion of the incumbent's term of office and within 30 days after adjournment of the conference, turn over to the
      successor all of the books, papers and monies belonging to the OSFA.

N.  Be reimbursed by the Association for any expenses incurred while in the performance of the duties as Secretary/Treasurer
      at the approved per diem rate.

O.  Maintain expenditures within the annual budget submitted and approved by the Executive Board.

DUTIES OF COMMITTEES

Section 5:  The Chaplain shall:

A.  Open and close the meetings with prayer, and perform such other duties as the President shall require.

B.  Maintain expenditures within the annual budget submitted and approved by the Executive Board.

Section 6:  The Resolutions Committee shall:

A.  Prepare and mail a copy of any proposed revisions or amendments to the Code of Regulations to each active member for
      their study not less than 30 days before the annual conference.

B.  Present all resolutions to the active members attending the business session on the second day of the annual conference
      immediately following the closing of nominations for elected offices.

C.  Tabulate the votes on resolutions and report the results at the annual conference.

D.  Maintain expenditures within the annual budget submitted and approved by the Executive Board.

Section 7:  The Legislative Committee shall:

A.  Attend to all matters pertaining to State and Federal legislation proposed by and/or affecting the OSFA or any of the members.

B.  Promote the passage of such legislation as may be in the best interest and benefit of the OSFA and its' members.

C.  Maintain expenditures within the annual budget submitted and approved by the Executive Board.

Section 8:  The Educational Committee shall:

A.  Provide, whenever requested, educational programs, speakers and demonstrations deemed advisable for the instruction and
     advancement of the membership of the OSFA.

B.  Prepare a seminar schedule.

C.  Coordinate education with the local conference committee.

D.  Maintain expenditures within the annual budget submitted and approved by the Executive Board.

Section 9: The Audit Committee shall:

A.  Examine and audit the accounts of the OSFA annually, or at the call of the President.

B.  Report in writing the results of their examination at the business session on the third day of conference.

C. Engage the services of an independent auditor every two years, at the end of the Secretary/Treasurer's term and prior to the annual
     election. The audit shall consist of the funds of the OSFA as well as the funds of the Legal Defense Trust Fund.

D. The committee shall meet as needed. These meetings shall coincide with the Executive Board meetings and annual conference.
     The Chairperson, with the approval of the President, may call special meetings.

E.  The committee shall report at Executive Board meetings, annual conference and any duly called special meeting, a complete
      accounting of the administration and management of the financial status of the OSFA and the Legal Defense Trust Fund.

F.  Maintain expenditures within the annual budget submitted and approved by the Executive Board.

G.  Appointment shall be for a term of three years and shall be staggered so that each year one member's term shall expire and the
      President shall appoint or re-appoint a member to the committee annually.

Section 10: The Credentials Committee shall:

A.  Obtain from the Secretary/Treasurer's records the names of the affiliated departments and brigades who are entitled to a vote
      according to the Code of Regulations of the OSFA.

B.  Determine that all delegates and alternates meet the requirements specified herein.

C.  Certify all those eligible to act as delegates in the conduct of business at the sessions of the conference.

D.  Maintain expenditures within the annual budget submitted and approved by the Executive Board.

Section 11: The Membership Committee shall:

A.  Contact all fire departments and brigades in the State of Ohio for the purpose of encouraging them to become members of the OSFA.

B.  Review with the Secretary/Treasurer any new membership application, its validity, and classification.

C.  Maintain expenditures within the annual budget submitted and approved by the Executive Board. The First Vice President shall
      serve as chairperson of this committee.

Section 12: The Nominating Committee shall:

A.  Meet prior to the annual conference to review a list of candidates for election to the various elective offices.

B.  After the close of nominations, prepare ballots to be furnished to the delegates.  Ballots are to be cast between 8 am and 10 am
      on the third day of the conference.

C.  Issue ballots on the day of voting to delegates approved by the Credentials committee.

D.  Tabulate the votes and announce the results to the members.

E.  Maintain expenditures within the annual budget submitted and approved by the Executive Board.

Section 13: The Publication Committee shall:

A.  Upon request of the President, formulate and prepare for publication and distribution data of any sort; news, educational
      information and minutes of the Executive Board and the OSFA.

B.  Maintain expenditures within the annual budget submitted and approved by the Executive Board.

DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

Section 14: The Executive Board shall:

A.  Perform and act in dual capacity as trustees.

B.  Approve all contracts for work to be done or for the purchase of supplies or equipment for the OSFA.

C.  Audit and approve all bills not previously specified and determine all salaries to be paid.

D. Fill, by majority vote, any vacancy occurring in an elected office not Inconsistent with any other provisions herein. Any officer so
     elected shall serve until the election of a successor at the next annual conference.

E.  Approve or disapprove, upon request of the Secretary/Treasurer, the employment of a public stenographer to record the minutes
      of the conference or Executive Board meetings.

F.  Set the bond of the Secretary/Treasurer.

G.  Call special meetings, through the President, whenever they shall deem it necessary.

H.  Approve or disapprove an application for membership of a newly formed local, county or district firefighters' association.

  I.  Determine the inability of any officer to serve an office.

J.  Perform such other functions, not herein related, which are for the best interest and operation of the OSFA or which will
     induce increased membership.  These functions are in no way to be contradictory to the duties and powers of the President.

K.  Elect a new Chairperson upon the death, resignation or inability of the Chairperson of the Executive Board to serve in said office.

L.  Appoint a Conference Coordinator for the annual conference.

M.  Approve or disapprove, upon request of the Secretary/Treasurer, the appointment of an assistant to aid the Secretary/Treasurer
      in the performance of his/her job duties.

N.  The Chairman shall conduct the meetings of the Executive Board and act in the capacity of advisor to the President.
      The Chairperson shall have no vote except in the case of tie votes.

O.  Nominate and elect trustees to serve on the Legal Defense Trust Fund annually at the October board meeting.

ARTICLE XI

REMOVAL OF OFFICERS

Any elected officer or committee chairperson may be removed from his/her office pursuant to the following procedures:

A.  A motion to remove an officer must originate from a duly appointed member of the Executive Board.

B.  The motion to remove the officer must be submitted in writing and contain the signature of the moving Executive
      Board member and cosigned by four other duly appointed members of the Executive Board.

C.  Complying with this requirement shall satisfy the necessary "second" in support of the motion to forward it for
      consideration by the Executive Board.

D. The accused Officer or Committee chairperson shall be apprised of the motion; in writing, and have an opportunity;
     at the next properly called meeting of the Executive Board to present his/her defense.

E.  The accused persons defense, if he/she wishes to present one, may consist of written statements or testimony of
         any member of his/her choice and must be heard before any vote of the Executive Committee can take place.

F.  Motions to remove an officer shall be considered at the next properly called meeting of the Executive Board.

G.  For the motion to pass, a two-thirds majority of all Executive members present must vote in the affirmative.

H.  Upon a successful vote on the motion, the officer's term shall cease and they shall immediately return any and
      all documents and/or property of the OSFA.

  I.  Within five business days of the officer's removal, the President or First Vice-president, if the President was
      removed, shall post, on the OSFA web site, a notice of vacancy in the officer's position, seeking the names of
      those interested in completing the remaining term of the removed officer.  Interested members must submit their
      name to the President or First Vice-president, if the President was removed in writing.

J.  At the next Executive Board meeting immediately following the meeting wherein the officer was removed from
         his/her position, the President or First Vice-president, if the President was removed, shall present a list of members of
         the OSFA who wish to complete the remaining term of the removed officer.  The candidates for the position shall meet
         all requirements of the OSFA to hold office, other than the nominations process.

K.  The Executive Board shall select a member, from the candidates, to complete the remaining term of the removed
      officer by simple majority vote of the Executive Board members in attendance at the Executive Board meeting.

ARTICLE XII

MISCELLANEOUS

Section 1:  Reimbursements:

A.  While in the performance of duties set forth by the Code of Regulations or upon authorization of the President or
      Executive Board, a member shall be reimbursed in the following manner:

1.  Reimbursement for expenses incurred by the officers, committee chairpersons and other individuals as authorized
     by the President or Executive Board shall be the amounts set by the Executive Board at the October board meeting.

2.  Reimbursable expenses shall include mileage, meals, lodging and miscellaneous.

3.  Mileage shall be reimbursed at the current rate as specified by the IRS Code.


Section 2:  Scholarships:

A. This Association may provide each year, upon the approval of the delegates at the annual conference, special
     scholarship funds.  The Executive Board shall ensure these funds are encumbered and available.  Special scholarship
     committees shall be appointed by the President to govern the established scholarship funds of the firefighting and
     EMS educational programs.  These committees may also supplement the amount of the yearly scholarship awards
     provided by the OSFA to them, from other financial sources derived from their respective committee.  Payment from
     the scholarship encumbrances shall be applied to the tuition on a semester or quarterly basis from properly a properly
     accredited college or institution, only after proper documentation has been provided to the respective scholarship
     committees for reimbursement.

B.  The perspective candidates shall be selected on a basis of character, financial need, dedication, scholastic aptitude
       and scholastic achievement.

C.  Already existing, and any new scholarship fund awards, and their financial amounts shall be set forth and approved by
      the delegates each year at the annual conference.

ARTICLE XIII

AMENDMENTS

A. The Code of Regulations may be revised or amended by a majority vote of the delegates present at the annual conference.

B.  Suggestions for the revision of the Code of Regulations shall be presented to the appropriate committee no later than the
      January board meeting of each year for consideration of implementation.

C.  Suggestions for the revision of the Code of Regulations for consideration shall be submitted in the proper text format as listed.

1.  Text deletions shall be identified with strike through wording.

2.  Revised or new text shall be identified by italicized/bold or highlighted print.

D. Suggestions for the revision of the Code of Regulations for consideration shall be submitted in both hard copy and
     electronic versions.

E.  Suggestions for the revision of the Code of Regulations for consideration shall be submitted with proper identification
      from the submitter, to include:

1.  Name of submitter.
2.  Name and address of fire department.
3.  Email address of submitter.
4.  Telephone number of submitter.
5.  Date of submission.

This CODE of REGULATIONS has been amended on the following dates:

August 23, 1962

August 16, 1964

August 13, 1967

August 18, 1985

August 18, 1992

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