7-33-4101. Fire protection services. (1) Every city and town shall provide for fire protection in a manner that is organized, managed, and controlled as provided in this chapter.
(2) (a) Except as provided in 7-33-4115(6), a first-class city or town shall provide fire protection services as provided in this part.
(b) A second-class city or town may provide fire protection services as provided in this part:
(i) through an interlocal agreement with another governmental fire protection provider under the provisions of Title 7, chapter 11, part 1;
(ii) through a contract with another fire protection provider; or
(iii) subject to 7-33-4115, annexing to a rural fire district established under Title 7, chapter 33, part 21.
(c) A third-class city or town may provide fire protection through a contract for fire protection services, consolidation of its fire department with another fire protection provider, or inclusion in a rural fire district as provided in Title 7, chapter 33, part 21.