YOUTH EMPLOYMENT LAW
Youth Training and Employment in Firefighting
276-A:23 Limitations on Youth Training and Employment.
I. Except when enrolled in an explorer program approved by the New Hampshire department of labor under rules adopted by the commissioner, no youth under 16 years of age shall be employed or permitted to work in firefighting.
II. Fire organizations shall follow the requirements of this subdivision and federal orders regulating youth employment in hazardous occupations, as referenced in rules adopted by the commissioner, when any youth is employed or permitted to work in support of firefighting at all times and in all places.
III. The supervising person responsible for following the requirements of this subdivision shall be the chief authority of the fire organization or his or her designee.
IV. Youths shall not be employed at any task or duty in support of firefighting prior to completing training pursuant to RSA 276-A:24, I.
V. Fire organizations shall follow the requirements of RSA 276-A:4, VIII and RSA 276-A:24 and rules adopted by the commissioner when employing or permitting 16 or 17 year old youths to work in support of firefighting.
Source. 2008, 157:1, eff. June 6, 2008.