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April 27, 2017 commission meeting agenda

April 27, 2017, 10:00 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 - 10:00 a.m. (including consideration of whether to excuse absences).
  2. Adoption of the commission meeting minutes of January 4, 2017 and January 5, 2017.
  3. The Budget and Strategic Plan subcommittees may meet separately or together on April 27, 2017 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 Firemen's 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, the Center for Public Safety Excellence, 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 which may be discussed in future commission meetings.
  8. Discussion and possible action on future meeting dates.
  9. Discussion and possible action regarding sunset recommendation on policy of separation of duties.
  10. Discussion and possible action on development of a Fire Inspector Certification that does not include all current rule components.
  11. 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 title 37 TAC Chapter 433, Minimum Standards for Driver/Operator Pumper.
    2. Discussion and possible action on proposed amendments, new sections, and repeals as follows:
      1. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed amendments to title 37 TAC Chapter 425, Fire Service Instructors.
      2. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed amendments to title 37 TAC Chapter 431, Fire Investigation.
      3. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed amendments to title 37 TAC Chapter 443, Curriculum Manual.
      4. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed amendments to title 37 TAC Chapter 453, Hazardous Materials.
      5. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed amendments to title 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:
      1. Basic Wildland overview, course instructor information, outline and reference list.
      2. Basic Fire Inspector Curriculum reference list.
      3. Hazmat Incident Commander reference list.
  12. Discussion of the 2016 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Open session for further discussion and possible action regarding preceding agenda item.
  16. 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

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

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

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