Firefighters are officials

regulation
about the civil servants' careers
of the fire service
in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (LVOFeu)

From December 1, 1985 (fn 1)

On the basis of Section 38, Paragraph 2, No. 1 of the Law on Fire Protection and Assistance in the Event of Accidents and Public Emergencies (FSHG) of February 25, 1975 (GV. NW. S. 182) (Fn 2), last amended by law of November 6, 1984 (GV.NW. p. 663), it is decreed:

I. Common rules

§ 1 (fn 8)
General career regulation, employment
by officials of the fire service

(1) For civil servants in the fire service, the career regulation (LVO) in the version of the announcement of November 23, 1995 (GV.NW. 1996 p. 1), as amended by the regulation of November 11, 1997 (GV.NW . P. 396), unless otherwise specified below.

(2) Civil servants from the fire service may be employed

  1. in the fire brigades including the control centers of the municipalities and municipal associations as well as in the fire brigades of the state,
  2. in the circles for the tasks incumbent on these in preventive fire protection, in training in fire protection, in danger prevention and their preparation according to the law on fire protection and assistance (FSHG) of February 10, 1998 (GV. NW. p. 122) ,
  3. with the supervisory authorities according to § 32 FSHG,
  4. at the institute of the fire brigade.

II. Middle service

§ 2 (fn 8)
Requirements for the
Employment in the preparatory service

(1) Anyone can be employed in the preparatory service

1. has successfully attended at least one secondary school or has an educational level recognized as equivalent,

2. has passed a journeyman's examination in a craft that is useful for the fire-fighting service (Section 31 of the Crafts Code) or can provide evidence of relevant, beneficial completed vocational training,

3. is suitable for service in the fire brigade according to an official medical report.

(2) Before being hired, the applicant must take part in a selection process which, with regard to physical suitability, is to be limited to sports exercises.

(3) Applicants may not be older than 28 years and six months when they are employed in the preparatory service in order to avoid exceeding the maximum age for the civil service on probation (Section 22 (1) LVO).

§ 3 (Fn 8)
Preparatory service

(1) The preparatory service lasts one year and six months. The applicant is employed in the civil servant relationship upon revocation with the title "fire chief candidate" or "fire chief candidate" in the preparatory service.

(2) Voluntary work in a voluntary fire brigade or part-time work in a plant fire brigade can count towards half of the preparatory service, but not more than three months.

§ 4 (Fn 8)
Career test

The preparatory service concludes with the career test for the intermediate fire service. If the examination is finally not passed, the civil service relationship ends on the day on which the examination result is announced to the fire chief candidate.

§ 5
Probationary period

Voluntary work in a voluntary fire brigade or part-time work in a plant fire brigade can be offset by up to half of the probationary period, provided that its nature and importance corresponded to at least the activity in an office of the middle fire service and was not already offset against the preparatory service is.

§ 6 (Fn 9)

(canceled)

§ 7 (Fn 8)
Takeover of
full-time relatives volunteer
Fire brigades and plant fire brigades

(1) Anyone who can be accepted into the civil service on probation

  1. as an employee or worker has at least two years of full-time activity in the fire service of voluntary fire brigades or plant fire brigades,
  2. fulfills the requirements of Section 2 (1) nos. 1 to 3,
  3. has passed the career examination (§ 4).

(2) The trial period can be reduced to one year.

III. Higher service

§ 8 (Fn 8)
Requirements for the
Employment in the preparatory service

(1) Anyone can be employed in the preparatory service

  1. has at least a diploma from a university of applied sciences or a corresponding course of study from a comprehensive university in a technical subject,
  2. is suitable for service in the fire brigade according to an official medical report.

(2) The applicant must not be older than 30 years and six months when they are hired for the preparatory service in order to avoid exceeding the maximum age for the civil service on probation (Section 29 (1) (b) LVO).

(3) Before being hired, the applicant must take part in a selection process which, with regard to physical suitability, is to be limited to sports exercises.

§ 9 (Fn 8)
Preparatory service

(1) The preparatory service lasts three years. Periods of study that have led to the acquisition of the educational requirements stipulated in § 8 Paragraph 1 No. 1 are counted towards the preparatory service; Creditable study periods of more than eighteen months are not taken into account. The applicant is employed in the civil service relationship upon revocation with the title "fire chief inspector candidate" or "fire chief inspector candidate" in the preparatory service.

(2) During the preparatory service, after participating in the relevant course, the group leader examination must be taken at the fire brigade institute. Civil servants who definitely fail this test are to be dismissed.

(3) During the preparatory service, the candidate takes part in the career course for the senior fire service at the fire service institute.

§ 10 (Fn 8)
Career test

The preparatory service concludes with the career test for the senior fire service; it is taken at the institute of the fire brigade. If the examination is passed or finally failed, the civil service relationship ends on the day on which the candidate for fire chief inspector is notified of the result of the examination.

§ 11
Takeover of employees
voluntary fire brigades and plant fire brigades

Anyone who can be accepted into the civil service on probation

1. meets the requirements of Section 8 (1),

2. in place of the preparatory service, has completed at least three years of full-time employment as an employee in the fire service after obtaining the diploma pursuant to Section 8 (1) No. 1, which is suitable for imparting the skills required for the higher-level fire service,

3. has passed the group leader examination (Section 9 (2)) and the career test (Section 10),

4. has not yet reached the age of 40.

§ 12 (Fn 8)
Ascent

(1) Civil servants in the intermediate firefighting service can be approved for training for the career of the senior firefighting service if they

  1. have served four years,
  2. have successfully participated in the leadership course for medium-sized fire-fighting services and
  3. are suitable for the upscale fire-fighting service based on their personality and their performance.

For civil servants in the intermediate fire service who have passed the career test with at least "good", the period of service according to sentence 1 no. 1 can be shortened by one year. The civil servants remain in their legal status until they are awarded an office for the new career.

(2) The civil servants are admitted to promotion on the basis of a written and practical performance and aptitude test to be provided by the employer and are introduced to the tasks of the new career. The introductory period lasts eighteen months.

(3) After successful introduction, the promotion test, which corresponds to the career test (§ 10), must be taken. Civil servants who finally fail the examination remain in their previous career.

(4) Civil servants may only be given an office of senior fire-fighting service if they have proven themselves in official business of this career. The probation period should not exceed six months.

(5) During the ascent, the offices of the middle fire service do not need to be passed.

(6) Civil servants of the intermediate fire-fighting service who are suitable in terms of their performance and personality for the higher-level fire-fighting service can, in derogation from paragraphs 1 and 2, be admitted to training for the higher-level fire-fighting service if they

  1. have reached the age of 46 but not yet 53 years of age and
  2. they have been awarded a grade A 9 office for at least two years.

After the six-month briefing, a special advancement course takes place, which ends with an examination.

IV. Higher service

§ 13 (Fn 8)
Requirements for the
Employment in the preparatory service

(1) Anyone can be employed in the preparatory service

  1. have completed their studies at a university, a technical university or another equivalent university with the examination to become a qualified engineer, qualified chemist or qualified physicist,
  2. is suitable for service in the fire brigade according to an official medical report.

(2) The applicant may not be older than 33 years of age when they are employed in the preparatory service in order to avoid exceeding the maximum age for the civil service on probation (Section 39 (1) LVO).

§ 14 (Fn 5)
Preparatory service

(1) The preparatory service comprises training and examinations. The applicant is employed in the civil service relationship upon revocation with the job title "fire trainee" or "fire trainee" in the preparatory service.

(2) The training lasts two years. You must immediately join the career test. Periods of professional activity after passing the university examination that are suitable to replace the training in individual training phases in whole or in part can be credited to the preparatory service for up to six months on request.

§ 15 (Fn 8)
Career test

The career examination must be taken before the examination board of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for the higher fire service. If the examination is passed or finally failed, the civil servant relationship ends on the day on which the test result is announced to the fire trainee by the employer.

§ 16 (Fn 8)
Promotion officers

(1) Civil servants of the higher-level fire-fighting service can be admitted to the career of the higher-level fire-fighting service if they

  1. have completed a period of service of at least twelve years, to which four years of service time in the middle fire service can be counted,
  2. appear suitable for the higher service according to their personality and their achievements and

3. have not yet reached the age of 50.

Civil servants who meet the requirements of Section 8 Paragraph 1 No. 1 can, in deviation from sentence 1 No. 1, be admitted to a career in the higher fire service after at least eight years of service. The civil servants remain in their legal status until they are awarded an office for the new career.

(2) The civil servants are introduced to the tasks of the new career path. The introductory period lasts twelve months; of this, nine months are to be spent at professional fire brigades outside the employer's area and three months at an office in the state responsible for supervising fire protection.

(3) After successful introduction, the promotion test, which corresponds to the career test (§ 15), must be taken. Civil servants who finally fail the examination remain in their previous career.

(4) The offices of grade A 12 and A 13 (senior service) do not need to be passed through ascent.

V. Transitional and final provisions

§ 17 (Fn 8)
Transitional arrangement

(1) The qualifications of civil servants in the middle technical service who belong to a company fire brigade of the state on the day before the ordinance of 30 March 1990 (GV.NW.P. 245) comes into force, is considered qualification for the middle technical service firefighting service recognized; the qualification for the higher fire protection service of the state acquired according to the repealed provisions is recognized as a qualification for the higher fire protection service; Section 83 (2) to (5) LVO applies.

(2) The maximum age limits specified in Section 2, Paragraph 1, No. 4 and Section 8, Paragraph 1, No. 3 in the version of the Second Ordinance amending this Ordinance of 30 March 1990 (GV. NW. P. 245) apply to

a) Applicants who, on March 1, 1999, had a confirmation of employment for a preparatory service or for the performance of a full-time activity in the public service for the purpose of being accepted into the civil service on probation,

b) Civil servants who were officially revoked on March 1, 1999 and at this point in time would have exceeded the maximum age limit set in Sections 2 (3) and 8 (2) for employment in the preparatory service,

c) Employees who have already taken up a full-time job in the public service for the purpose of being accepted into the civil service on probation before this amending ordinance came into force and who have submitted an application for takeover until the end of their full-time activity,

away.

§ 18 (Fn 7)
Entry into force, expiry

This ordinance comes into force on January 1, 1986 and expires on December 31, 2008.

The Minister of the Interior
of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia

Note

Restoration of the ordinance rank
(Article 270 of the Second Temporary Employment Act of April 5, 2005 (GV.NRW. P. 274))

The ordinances issued or amended in this Act can be amended by ordinance on the basis of the relevant statutory authorizations.

 

Fn 1

GV. NW. 1985 p. 744, amended by VO v. May 21, 1987 (GV. NW. P. 180), March 30, 1990 (GV. NW. P. 245), September 15, 1998 (GV. NW. P. 562); Article 39 of the Second Time Limitation Act of April 5, 2005 (GV.NRW. P. 274), entered into force on April 28, 2005.

Fn 2

SGV. NW. 213.

Fn 3

§ 6 amended by VO v. May 21, 1987 (GV. NW. P. 180); entered into force on June 24, 1987, March 30, 1990 (GV. NW. p. 245); entered into force on April 27, 1990.

Fn 4

SGV. NW. 2030.

Fn 5

§§ 14 amended by VO v. May 21, 1987 (GV. NW. P. 180); entered into force on June 24, 1987.

Fn 6

§ 17 revised by VO v. March 30, 1990 (GV. NW. P. 245); entered into force on April 27, 1990.

Fn 7

Section 18 revised by Article 39 of the Second Time Limitation Act of April 5, 2005 (GV. NRW. P. 274); entered into force on April 28, 2005.

Fn 8

§ 1, § 2, § 3, § 4, § 7, § 8, § 9, § 10, § 12, § 13, § 15, § 16 and § 17 amended by VO v. 9/15/1998 (GV. NW. P. 562); entered into force on October 20, 1998.

Fn 9

§ 6 repealed by VO v. 9/15/1998 (GV. NW. P. 562); entered into force on October 20, 1998.