Emergency Suspension of Time Limits for Municipal
Civil Service Employee Working Test Period for Firefighters
Amends Executive Order No. KBB 05-91

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 2005-91, issued on December 1, 2005, suspended the working test time limit as set forth in R.S. 33:2495 to address the critical staffing needs of fire departments statewide;

WHEREAS, it is necessary to modify the eligible time period relative to the probationary status of a firefighter or firefighter/operator;

NOW THEREFORE I, KATHLEEN BABINEAUX BLANCO, Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1: Section 2 of Executive Order No. KBB 2005-91, issued on December 1, 2005, is amended as follows:

A probational firefighter or a probational firefighter/operator whose probationary status lapsed during the period of September 1, 2005 through November 30, 2005, resulting in the failure to attain and maintain Emergency Medical Training certification due to the cancellation of the working test for the months of September and October, shall be allowed to continue the working test for Emergency Medical Training certification as a probational firefighter or probational firefighter/operator until March 1, 2006.

SECTION 2: All other sections, subsections, and paragraphs of Executive Order No. KBB 2005-91, issued on December 1, 2005, shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 3: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until Wednesday, March 1, 2006, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 6th day of December, 2005.

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco

Al Ater
Secretary of State