2-15-2005. State fire prevention and investigation section. (1) There is a state fire prevention and investigation section in the department of justice and under the supervision and control of the attorney general.

Terms Used In Montana Code 2-15-2005

  • Department: means a principal functional and administrative entity that:

    (a) is created by this chapter within the executive branch of state government;

    (b) is one of the 20 principal departments permitted under the constitution; and

    (c) includes its units. See Montana Code 2-15-102

  • Person: includes a corporation or other entity as well as a natural person. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Montana Code 1-1-201

(2) A person appointed to administer the fire prevention and investigation section shall represent the state of Montana as the state fire marshal and must be a person qualified by experience, training, and high professional competence in matters of fire service and safety.