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  320.310.  Boundaries, filing with county — sole providers, when. — 1.  All volunteer fire protection associations as defined in section 320.300 shall identify the association's boundaries and file the same with the county administrative body.

  2.  Except as provided in section 320.090 and section 44.090, and except for state agencies that engage in fire suppression and related activities, those fire protection districts, municipal fire departments, and volunteer fire protection associations, as defined in section 320.300, shall be the sole provider of fire suppression and related activities.  For the purposes of this subsection, the term "related activities" shall mean only fire prevention, rescue, hazardous material response, or special operation within their legally defined boundaries.

  3.  Only upon approval by the governing body of a municipal fire department, fire protection district, or volunteer fire association registered with the office of the state fire marshal, as required by section 320.271, shall any other association, organization, group, or political subdivision be authorized to provide the fire suppression response and related activities referenced in subsection 2 of this section within the legally defined boundaries of any municipal fire department, fire protection district, or volunteer fire association.

  4.  Any such association, group, or political subdivision denied approval to operate within the established boundaries of a fire department or volunteer fire association may appeal that decision within thirty days of the decision to the circuit court having jurisdiction for a trial de novo.

  5.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections 2 and 3 of this section, ambulance services and districts which are or will be licensed, formed, or operated under chapter 190 may provide emergency medical services and nonemergency medical transport within the geographic boundaries of a fire department.  Nothing in this section shall supersede the provisions set forth in section 67.300, chapter 190, or chapter 321.

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(L. 1986 H.B. 1418 § 5, A.L. 2007 S.B. 22 merged with S.B. 47)


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