8. The regional county municipalities, urban communities and the Kativik Regional Government shall, in conjunction with the local municipalities within their territorial limits, establish, in compliance with the policies determined by the Minister, a fire safety cover plan designed to determine, for the whole of their territory, fire protection objectives and the actions required to achieve them.
The cities of Laval and Mirabel have the same responsibility with regard to their territories. For the purposes of this division, the cities of Laval and Mirabel shall be considered to be regional authorities.
Unless it is also considered to be a regional authority with the authorization of the Minister, any other local municipality whose territory is not within the territorial limits of a regional authority must make an agreement with a regional authority or a local authority whereby the territory of the local municipality is to be considered to be within the territorial limits of that authority for the purposes of this division, or with other municipalities in the same situation to associate for the purpose of establishing a fire safety cover plan for the whole of their territory. In the latter case, one of the municipalities, designated for that purpose in the agreement, shall be considered to be a regional authority for the purposes of this division.