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July 30, 2015 commission meeting

July 30, 2015, 9:00 a.m. 1701 N. Congress Ave., William B. Travis Building, 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 commissioner 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.

  1. Roll call - 9:00 a.m. (including consideration of whether to excuse absences).
  2. Adoption of the commission meeting minutes of April 9, 2015.
  3. The Budget and Strategic Plan subcommittees may meet separately or together on July 30, 2015 during the commission meeting and provide reports for discussion and possible action relating to any recommendations developed by the subcommittees, including but not limited to, modifications to the agency operating budget and strategic plan.
  4. Reports from fire service interest groups and agencies on matters relating to organizational purposes, functions, and objectives, including, but not limited to, the Texas Fire Chiefs Association, the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters, the State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas, the Texas Fire Marshal's Association, the Texas Association of Fire Educators, the Texas A&M Forest Service, the National Fire Protection Association, Texas State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts, and the State Fire Marshal's Office.
  5. Discussion and possible action concerning reports by the commission representative to the Texas Fire School Advisory Board and by representatives of the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) regarding fire protection training provided by TEEX through its Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI).
  6. Discussion and possible action regarding report from commission representative to the Homeland Security Council.
  7. New matters from the commission, staff, or public for discussion at future commission meetings.
  8. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates.
  9. Discussion and possible action on fire fighter injury data collected for 2014 for inclusion in the annual report to be sent to the State Fire Marshal's Office.
  10. Matters referred from the Fire Fighter Advisory Committee (FFAC), including, but not limited to:
    1. Discussion and possible final adoption of proposed amendments, new sections, and repeals as follows:
      1. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed amendments to 37 TAC Chapter 423, Fire Suppression.
      2. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed amendments to 37 TAC Chapter 425, Fire Service Instructors.
      3. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed amendments to 37 TAC Chapter 429, Fire Inspector.
      4. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed amendments to 37 TAC Chapter 431, Fire Investigation.
      5. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed amendments to 37 TAC Chapter 433, Minimum Standards for Driver/Operator-Pumper.
      6. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed amendments to 37 TAC Chapter 435, Fire Fighter Safety.
      7. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed amendments to 37 TAC Chapter 441, Continuing Education.
      8. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed amendments to 37 TAC Chapter 451, Fire Officer.
      9. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed amendments to 37 TAC Chapter 453, Hazardous Materials.
    2. Discussion and possible action on proposed amendments, new sections, and repeals as follows:
      1. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed amendments to 37 TAC Chapter 421, Standards for Certification.
      2. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed amendments to 37 TAC Chapter 455, Minimum Standards for Wildland Fire Protection Certification.
    3. Report from the Curriculum and Testing Committee with discussion and possible action on recommendations regarding possible changes to the Certification Curriculum Manual, including but not limited to the following:
      1. Basic Wildland Fire Fighter Curriculum reference list.
      2. Intermediate Wildland Fire Fighter Curriculum reference list.
  11. Discussion and possible approval of the addition of classes or courses to the A List and B List for higher levels of certification.
  12. Discussion and possible action on request by Scott Kerwood to develop a Fire and Life Safety Educator voluntary certification.
  13. Discussion and possible action on requirements for advisory committee members.
  14. Discussion and possible action on matters from the Executive Director.
    1. Decisions of the Executive Director in contested cases and consent orders.
    2. Status of division functions.
  15. Executive session pursuant to Section 551.074, Texas Government Code for the discussion of personnel matters: the appointment, employment, compensation, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of the Executive Director, and the appointment, employment, reassignment, or duties of personnel acting on an Interim basis in this position.
  16. Open session for further discussion and possible action regarding preceding agenda item.
  17. Adjourn meeting.

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection may go into executive session on any agenda item if authorized by the Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551.

Upcoming events

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Agenda
Notebook (PDF)

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