Code of the District of Columbia

§ 5–413. Construction of apparatus.

(a) On and after June 29, 1956, the Mayor of the District of Columbia in his discretion may authorize the construction, in whole or in part, of firefighting apparatus in the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department ("Department")" repair shop.

(b) The Department shall:

(1) Comply with the certification and preventative maintenance requirements of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1911, 2012 edition, or any subsequent edition; and

(2) Beginning October 1, 2019, maintain qualifications of the fleet maintenance staff through organizational and manufacturing training in accordance with National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1071, 2016 edition, or any subsequent edition.


(June 29, 1956, 70 Stat. 443, ch. 479, § 1; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 3062, 63 DCR 10775.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 4-313.

1973 Ed., § 4-413.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.