S-3.4, r. 1.01 - Regulation respecting decorations and citations awarded in the field of fire safety and for rescue activities

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chapter S-3.4, r. 1.01
Regulation respecting decorations and citations awarded in the field of fire safety and for rescue activities
FIRE SAFETY— DECORATIONS AND CITATIONS
Fire Safety Act
(chapter S-3.4, s. 151, par. 3).
S-3.4
March 22 2017April 20 2017
CHAPTER I
Decorations and citations
250-2017, c. IO.C. 250-2017, c. I.
DIVISION I
Decorations
250-2017, Div. IO.C. 250-2017, Div. I.
1. The Minister of Public Security may award to a member of a fire safety service the following decorations:
(1)  the croix du courage;
(2)  the médaille pour acte méritoire;
(3)  the médaille du sacrifice.
For the purposes of this Regulation, a member of a fire safety service is a person in charge of fighting fires and a first responder within the meaning of the Act respecting pre-hospital emergency services (chapter S-6.2) working within a fire safety service established by a local or regional authority or by an intermunicipal board.
250-2017O.C. 250-2017, s. 1.
2. The croix du courage may be awarded to a member of a fire safety service who has accomplished a heroic act at the peril of his or her life during an intervention.
250-2017O.C. 250-2017, s. 2.
3. The médaille pour acte méritoire may be awarded to a member of a fire safety service who has demonstrated outstanding leadership or self-surpassing during an exceptional intervention.
250-2017O.C. 250-2017, s. 3.
4. The médaille du sacrifice may be awarded to a member of a fire safety service who has died during an exceptional intervention.
250-2017O.C. 250-2017, s. 4.
DIVISION II
Citations
250-2017, Div. IIO.C. 250-2017, Div. II.
5. The Minister may award to any person or body the following citations:
(1)  the citation d’honneur;
(2)  the citation de reconnaissance.
250-2017O.C. 250-2017, s. 5.
6. The citation d’honneur may be awarded to a person or body who has contributed outstandingly to the development and promotion of fire safety.
250-2017O.C. 250-2017, s. 6.
7. The citation de reconnaissance may be awarded to a person or body who has facilitated the work of the members of a fire safety service during an event requiring their intervention.
250-2017O.C. 250-2017, s. 7.
CHAPTER II
Procedure for awarding a decoration or citation
250-2017, c. IIO.C. 250-2017, c. II.
8. The candidacy of a member of a fire safety service for a decoration is submitted by a local or regional authority, an intermunicipal board or any person having authority over a member of a fire safety service.
The candidacy of a person or body for a citation may be submitted by any person or body.
250-2017O.C. 250-2017, s. 8.
9. A candidacy is to contain
(1)  the name, contact information and, if applicable, title of the candidate;
(2)  the reasons for which the decoration or citation should be awarded;
(3)  the date, time and place and a description of the act accomplished and, if applicable, the names of the persons involved or, in the case of the citation d’honneur, a description of the contribution made in the field of fire safety;
(4)  the names and contact information of the witnesses to the act accomplished, if any;
(5)  where the candidate is deceased, the name and contact information of his or her spouse or, in the absence of a spouse, of the closest relative or, if none, of the closest friend so that the decoration or citation may be given to that person;
(6)  the name and contact information of the fire safety service involved, if any; and
(7)  the name and contact information of the person or body who is submitting the candidacy and, if applicable, the title of the person who is submitting the candidacy.
A candidacy may also be accompanied by any document supporting it.
250-2017O.C. 250-2017, s. 9.
10. A Comité sur les décorations et les citations décernées en matière de sécurité incendie et pour des activitiés de secours is hereby established for the purposes of examining candidacies and making recommendations to the Minister.
Every candidacy is addressed to the secretary of the committee who is designated from among the staff of the Ministère de la Sécurité publique.
250-2017O.C. 250-2017, s. 10.
11. The committee is composed of
(1)  one representative from the Ministère de la Sécurité publique;
(2)  one person from the associations representing the directors of fire safety services established by a local or regional authority or by an intermunicipal board;
(3)  two persons from the associations representing the members of fire safety services established by a local or regional authority or by an intermunicipal board;
(4)  one person from the Fédération québécoise des municipalités locales et régionales (FQM);
(5)  one person from the Union des municipalités du Québec; and
(6)  one person representing the members of the fire safety services that are not established by a local or regional authority or by an intermunicipal board.
The committee members are appointed by the Minister, after consultations conducted with the organizations concerned, if any, for a term of not more than 3 years. At the expiry of their term, the committee members remain in office until they are replaced or re-appointed.
250-2017O.C. 250-2017, s. 11.
12. Any vacancy occurring during the term of a member is filled for the remaining portion of the term by following the rules prescribed for the designation of the member to be replaced.
In particular, if a member misses 3 consecutive sittings of the committee, his or her position on the committee is considered vacant.
250-2017O.C. 250-2017, s. 12.
13. A member who is in a conflict of interest must declare his or her interest and withdraw provisionally from the committee.
250-2017O.C. 250-2017, s. 13.
14. The decisions of the committee are taken by a majority of the members present at a sitting.
250-2017O.C. 250-2017, s. 14.
15. The committee members are not remunerated. Each of the organizations represented on the committee defrays the costs related to the participation of its representative to the sittings of the committee.
250-2017O.C. 250-2017, s. 15.
CHAPTER III
Final
250-2017, c. IIIO.C. 250-2017, c. III.
16. (Omitted).
250-2017O.C. 250-2017, s. 16.
REFERENCES
O.C. 250-2017, 2017 G.O. 2, 694