Office of the State Fire Commissioner

 
Friday, July 30, 2021
The list is prepared with the premise that the items listed are being used in an all-volunteer entity. Please contact the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) directly in cases where the fire service or emergency service staff is a combination of paid and volunteer staff for further guidance.

Please use the Volunteer Fire Relief Association (VFRA) database to search for advice on whether relief monies may be used to purchase goods and services. VFRAs are advised that:

• No liability is assumed with respect to the use of information contained in the database;
• Any information or guidance provided by OSFC is solely informal guidance and does not have any binding authority;
• Any informal guidance and assistance given by OSFC to VFRAs is not and shall not be construed as an approval or disapproval by OSFC or by the Auditor General of the use of funds or expenditures or as authorization to take any particular course of action; and
• Any informal guidance and assistance given by OSFC to VFRA’s shall not be deemed to be legal advice and VFRA’s are directed to consult with legal counsel for legal advice.

Laws may be amended or court rulings made that could affect a particular procedure, issue or interpretation. You may also wish to call 800-670-3473 to ask questions.

The Auditor General Department's position, in consultation with the Office of State Fire Commissioner is final and will be handled as follows: verbal observation issued for the first audit that the unauthorized expenditure is identified, and a written finding in subsequent audit reports if not corrected, up to and including potential withholding of funds if so decided by the Auditor General. The Office of the State Fire Commissioner will receive notice of any audit findings.
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