(A)   The City elects to participate in the programs provided for in the Illinois Fire Protection Training Act as set forth in ILCS Ch. 50, Act 740, § 1 et seq.
   (B)   Before an individual may commence regular full-time employment as a firefighter, he must have been certified by the State Fire Marshal as Firefighter II, as having successfully completed an approved training course as provided in the Act.
   (C)   The Firefighter II training must be completed by the trainee within his probationary period of 12 months, except for volunteers, part-time, and paid-on-call personnel.
   (D)   The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners are hereby instructed and directed to make the necessary amendments to the personnel rules, the manual of rules of the City Fire Division, and rules of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners in  order to require that any person appointed to the Fire Division of the City shall not become a regular member of the City Fire Division unless and until he has completed, pursuant to the Illinois Fire Protection and Training Act, the approved training course within 12 months of the date of his initial employment.
(Ord. 6953, passed 11-30-82; Am. Ord. 8931, passed 4-1-14)