Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately allow for the taking of a civil service examination for the position of firefighter, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public welfare and convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law or rule to the contrary regulating the maximum age of applicants for appointment as a firefighter, John C. Drinkwater, of the town of Norwood, shall be eligible to take the open competitive examination for the position of firefighter to be held on November twenty-third, nineteen hundred and eighty-five and, provided he meets all other requirements, shall be eligible for certification and appointment.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section one of this act, John C. Drinkwater shall not be eligible for appointment to the position of firefighter in a city or town unless such city or town has accepted the provisions of this act authorizing said appointment.