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March 2015 fire fighter advisory committee agenda

March 26, 2015, 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 December 18, 2014 Fire Fighter Advisory Committee meeting minutes.
  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. Fire Investigator reference list
    2. Driver/Operator-Pumper reference list
  4. Discussion and possible action on recommendation from David Covington, on acceptance of the Federal Highway Administration Traffic Incident Management Class as a mandatory class.
  5. Discussion of the 2014 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.
  6. Discussion and possible action, including but not limited to proposed rule changes for International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seals in:
    1. Title 37 TAC Chapter 423, Fire Suppression
    2. Title 37 TAC Chapter 425, Fire Service Instructors
    3. Title 37 TAC Chapter 429, Fire Inspector
    4. Title 37 TAC Chapter 431, Fire Investigation
    5. Title 37 TAC Chapter 433, Minimum Standards for Driver/Operator-Pumper
    6. Title 37 TAC Chapter 451, Fire Officer
    7. Title 37 TAC Chapter 453, Hazardous Materials
  7. Discussion and possible action, including but not limited to proposed rule changes for higher levels of certification in:
    1. Title 37 TAC Chapter 423, Fire Suppression
    2. Title 37 TAC Chapter 429, Fire Inspector
    3. Title 37 TAC Chapter 431, Fire Investigation
  8. Discussion and possible action on proposed rule changes to title 37 TAC Chapter 435, Fire Fighter Safety, including but not limited to risk assessments.
  9. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed rule changes to title 37 TAC Chapter 441, Continuing Education, including but not limited to Head of Department Certification.
  10. Discussion and possible action on setting future meeting dates, locations and agenda items.
  11. Adjourn meeting.

Upcoming events

Fire fighter advisory committee meeting
December 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Room 1-104

Agenda
Notebook (PDF)

Curriculum and testing committee meeting
January 24-25, 2018, TCFP conference room

Commission workshop
January 24, 2018, 2:00 pm., Room 1-104

Commission meeting
January 25, 2018, Room 1-104

Fire and life safety educator ad hoc committee meeting
March 5-6, 2018, TCFP conference room

Commission meeting
April 26, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Room 1-104

Commission workshop
July 11, 2018, 2:00 pm., Room 1-104

Commission meeting
July 12, 2018 Room 1-104

Commission meeting
October 25, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Room 1-104