As used in this article:
“Active member” means an individual that performs the function of fire prevention and suppression, or vehicle and machinery extrications, hazardous materials response and mitigation, technical rescue, emergency medical services, and any other duties that a specialized support member may provide when responding to emergency situations;
“Activities” means responses to emergencies, monthly or quarterly meetings, fund raising activities, and fire department management;
“Chief” means the highest-ranking fire line officer in charge of a volunteer fire department;
“Commission” means the West Virginia State Fire Commission;
“Volunteer fire department” means a volunteer fire department in this state, certified and regulated by the commission, and lawfully formed under §8-15-1 et seq. of this code;
“Volunteer firefighter” means a West Virginia taxpayer who is an active member of a volunteer fire department.