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March 2013 fire fighter advisory committee meeting agenda

March 21, 2013, 9:00 a.m. William B. Travis Building, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Room 1-104, Austin, Texas 78701.

The following is a tentative agenda. This agenda may be amended at the request of the executive director or a committee member prior to the meeting to the extent allowed by the Administrative Procedure and Texas Register Act and the Texas Open Meetings Act.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services, such as interpreters for persons who are hearing impaired, readers, large print or Braille, are requested to contact the agency at (512) 936-3838 two days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

The Fire Fighter Advisory Committee will convene in open session to deliberate and possibly take formal action on any of the following agenda items:

  1. Roll call - 9:00 a.m.
  2. Adoption of the January 8, 2013 Fire Fighter Advisory Committee meeting minutes.
  3. Report from the Curriculum and Testing Committee with discussion and possible action on recommendations regarding changes to the Certification Curriculum Manual, including but not limited to, Intermediate Wildland Fire Fighter Curriculum, curriculum outline and reference list.
  4. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed rule changes to title 37 TAC, Chapter 421, Standards For Certification, including but not limited to, §421.1, Procedures for Meetings, §421.3, Minimum Standards Set by the Commission, §421.5, Definitions, §421.9, Designation of Fire Protection Duties, §421.11, Requirement to be Certified Within One Year, §421.13, Individual Certificate Holders, §421.15, Extension of Training Period, and §421.17, Requirement to Maintain Certification.
  5. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed rule changes to title 37 TAC, Chapter 427, Training Facility Certification, including but not limited to, Subchapter C, Training Programs for On-Site and Distance Training Providers, §427.301, General Provisions for Training Programs—On-Site and Distance Training Providers, §427.303, Training Approval Process for On-Site and Distance Training Providers, §427.305, Procedures for Testing Conducted by On-Site and Distance Training Providers, and §427.307, Onsite and Distance Training Provider Staff Requirements.
  6. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed rule changes to title 37 TAC, Chapter 437, Fees, including but not limited to, §437.1, Purpose and Scope, §437.3, Certification Fees, §437.5, Renewal Fees, §437.7, Standards Manual and Certification Curriculum Manual Fees, §437.11, Copying Fees, §437.13, Processing Fees for Test Application, §437.15, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal Fees, and §437.17, Records Review Fees.
  7. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed rule changes to title 37 TAC, Chapter 439, Examinations for Certification, including but not limited to, Subchapter A, Examinations for On-Site Delivery Training, §439.1, Requirements—General, §439.3, Definitions, §439.5, Procedures, §439.7, Eligibility, §439.9, Grading, §439.11, Commission-Designated Performance Skill Evaluations, §439.13, Special Accommodations for Testing, §439.19, Number of Test Questions, Subchapter B, Examinations for Distance Training, §439.201, Requirements—General, §439.203, Procedures, and §439.205, Performance Skill Evaluation.
  8. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed rule changes to title 37 TAC, Chapter 449, Head of a Fire Department, §449.1, Minimum Standards for the Head of a Fire Department, §449.3, Minimum Standards for Certification as Head of a Suppression Fire Department, and §449.5, Minimum Standards for Certification as Head of a Prevention Only Department.
  9. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed rule changes to title 37 TAC, Chapter 455, Minimum Standards for Wildland Fire Protection Certification, including but not limited to, §455.1, Minimum Standards for Wildland Fire Protection Personnel, §455.3, Minimum Standards for Basic Wildland Fire Protection Certification, §455.5, Minimum Standards for Intermediate Wildland Fire Protection Certification, and §455.7, Examination Requirements.
  10. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed rule changes to title 37 TAC, Chapter 457, Minimum Standards for Incident Safety Officer Certification, including but not limited to, §457.1, Incident Safety Officer Certification, §457.3, Minimum Standards for Incident Safety Officer Certification, and §457.5, Examination Requirements.
  11. Discussion and possible action regarding forming an ad hoc committee to review and make recommendations on the Head of a Fire Department curriculum.
  12. Discussion regarding rules pertaining to the offering of certification training outside agency jurisdiction with option for IFSAC Seals.
  13. Discussion and possible action on recommendation from David Covington, Fire Chief, Schertz Fire Rescue on acceptance of the Federal Highway Administration's Strategic Highway Research Program for continuing education credit.
  14. Discussion of the 2012 data collected on fire fighter injuries, and possible action on developing recommendations to be submitted to the commission for approval and inclusion in the annual report to be sent to the State Fire Marshal's Office.
  15. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates, locations and agenda items.
  16. Adjourn meeting.

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