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September 2013 fire fighter advisory committee meeting agenda

September 5, 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 May 31, 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 the following:
    1. Basic Fire Suppression Curriculum, Firefighter I
    2. Basic Fire Suppression Curriculum, Firefighter II
    3. Basic Fire Suppression Curriculum outlines
    4. Basic Fire Suppression Curriculum 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 Facilities, Subchapter C, Training Programs for On-Site and Distance Training Providers, including but not limited to, §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, On-Site and Distance Training Provider Staff Requirements.
  6. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed rule changes to title 37 TAC, Chapter 431, Fire Investigation, Subchapter A, Minimum Standards for Arson Investigator Certification, including but not limited to, §431.1, Minimum Standards for Arson Investigation Personnel, §431.3, Minimum Standards for Basic Arson Investigator Certification, §431.5, Minimum Standards for Intermediate Arson Investigator Certification, §431.7, Minimum Standards for Advanced Arson Investigator Certification, §431.9, Minimum Standards for Master Arson Investigator Certification, §431.11, Minimum Standards for Arson Investigator Certification for Law Enforcement Personnel, and §431.13, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal, Subchapter B, §431.201, Minimum Standards for Fire Investigation Personnel, §431.203, Minimum Standards for Fire Investigator Certification, §431.205, Minimum Standards for Intermediate Fire Investigator Certification, §431.207, Minimum Standards for Advanced Fire Investigator Certification, §431.209, Minimum Standards for Master Fire Investigator Certification, and §431.211, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC Seal - Fire Investigator.
  7. 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, and §437.13, Processing Fees for Test Application, §437.15, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal Fees, and §437.17, Records Review Fees.
  8. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed rule changes to title 37 TAC, Chapter 449, Head Of A Fire Department, including but not limited to, §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 457, Incident Safety Officer, 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.
  10. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed rule changes for acceptance of Texas Engineering Extension (TEEX) ProBoard certification, including but not limited to the following:
    1. Title 37, Chapter 423, Fire Suppression, Subchapter A, Minimum Standards for Structure Fire Protection Personnel Certification, §423.1, Minimum Standards for Structure Fire Protection Personnel, §423.3, Minimum Standards for Basic Structure Fire Protection Personnel Certification, §423.5, Minimum Standards for Intermediate Structure Fire Protection Personnel Certification, §423.7, Minimum Standards for Advanced Structure Fire Protection Personnel Certification, §423.9, Minimum Standards for Master Structure Fire Protection Personnel Certification, §423.11, Higher Levels of Certification, and §423.13, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal, Subchapter B, Minimum Standards for Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel, §423.201, Minimum Standards for Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel, §423.203, Minimum Standards for Basic Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel Certification, §423.205Minimum Standards for Intermediate Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel Certification, §423.207, Minimum Standards for Advanced Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel Certification, §423.209, Minimum Standards for Master Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Personnel Certifications, and §423.211, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal.
    2. Title 37 TAC, Chapter 425, Fire Service Instructors, including but not limited to, §425.1, Minimum Standards for Fire Service Instructor Certification, §425.3, Minimum Standards for Fire Service Instructor I Certification, §425.5, Minimum Standards for Fire Service Instructor II Certification, §425.7, Minimum Standards for Fire Service Instructor III Certification, §425.9, Minimum Standards for Master Fire Service Instructor III Certification, and §425.11, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal.
    3. Title 37 TAC, Chapter 429, Minimum Standards for Fire Inspectors, Subchapter B, Minimum Standards for Fire Inspector Certification, §429.201, Minimum Standards for Fire Inspector Personnel, §429.203, Minimum Standards for Basic Fire Inspector Certification, §429.205, Minimum Standards for Intermediate Fire Inspector Certification, §429.207, Minimum Standards for Advanced Fire Inspector Certification, and §429.211, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal.
    4. Title 37 TAC, Chapter 433, Minimum Standards for Driver/Operator-Pumper, §433.1, Driver/Operator-Pumper Certification, §433.3, Minimum Standards for Driver/Operator-Pumper Certification, §433.5, Examination Requirements, and §433.7, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal.
    5. Title 37 TAC, Chapter 439, Examinations For Certification, 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, and §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.
    6. Title 37 TAC, Chapter 451, Fire Officer, Subchapter A, Minimum Standards for Fire Officer I, §451.1 Fire Officer I Certification, §451.3, Minimum Standards for Fire Officer I Certification, §451.5, Examination Requirements, and §451.7, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal, Subchapter B, Minimum Standards For Fire Officer II, §451.201, Fire Officer II Certification, §451.203, Minimum Standards for Fire Officer II Certification, §451.205, Examination Requirements, and §451.207 International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal, Subchapter C, Minimum Standards For Fire Officer III, §451.302, Fire Officer III Certification, §451.303, Minimum Standards for Fire Officer III Certification, and §451.305, Examination Requirements, Subchapter D, Minimum Standards For Fire Officer IV, §451.401 Fire Officer IV Certification, §451.403, Minimum Standards for Fire Officer IV Certification, and §451.405, Examination Requirements.
    7. Title 37 TAC, Chapter 453, Subchapter A, Minimum Standards for Hazardous Materials Technician, §453.1, Hazardous Materials Technician Certification, §453.3, Minimum Standards for Hazardous Materials Technician Certification, §453.5, Examination Requirements, and §453.7, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal. Subchapter B, Minimum Standards for Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, §453.201, Hazardous Materials Incident Commander Certification, §453.203, Minimum Standards for Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, and §453.205, Examination Requirements.
  11. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates, locations and agenda items.
  12. Adjourn meeting.

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