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  320.200.  Definitions. — As used in sections 320.200 to 320.271, unless the context requires otherwise, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Division", the division of fire safety created in section 320.202;

  (2)  "Dwelling unit", one or more rooms arranged for the use of one or more individuals living together as a single housekeeping unit, with cooking, living, sanitary, and sleeping facilities;

  (3)  "Fire department", an agency or organization that provides fire suppression and related activities, including but not limited to fire prevention, rescue, emergency medical services, hazardous material response, or special operation to a population within a fixed and legally recorded geographical area.  The term fire department shall include any municipal fire department or any fire protection district as defined in section 321.010, or voluntary fire protection association as defined in section 320.300, engaging in this type of activity;

  (4)  "Fire loss", loss of or damage to property, or the loss of life or of personal injury, by fire, lightning, or explosion;

  (5)  "Investigator", the supervising investigators and investigators appointed under sections 320.200 to 320.270;

  (6)  "Owner", any person who owns, occupies, or has charge of any property;

  (7)  "Privately occupied dwelling", a building occupied exclusively for residential purposes and having not more than two dwelling units;

  (8)  "Property", property of all types, both real and personal, movable and immovable;

  (9)  "State fire marshal", the state fire marshal selected under the provisions of sections 320.200 to 320.270.

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(L. 1972 S.B. 487 § 1, A.L. 1985 H.B. 230, A.L. 2007 S.B. 22 merged with S.B. 47)


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