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March 23, 2017 fire fighter advisory committee meeting agenda

March 23, 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 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 - 10:00 a.m.
  2. Election of officers.
  3. Adoption of September 22, 2016 Fire Fighter Advisory Committee meeting minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. Discussion and possible action regarding, 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 and §425.7, Minimum Standards for Fire Service Instructor III Certification, and §425.9, Minimum Standards for Master Fire Service Instructor III Certification, and §425.11, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal.
  6. Discussion and possible action regarding, Chapter 431, Fire Investigation, including but not limited to, Subchapter A, Minimum Standards For Arson Investigator Certification, §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, Minimum Standards For Fire Investigator Certification, §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, Chapter 443, Curriculum Manual, including but not limited to, §443.1, Curriculum Approval by the Fire Fighter Advisory Committee, §443.3, Curriculum Approval by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, §443.5, Effective Date of New Curricula or Changes to Curricula Required by Law or Rule, §443.7, Effective Date of New Curricula or Changes or Revisions to Existing Curricula Which Are Voluntary, and §443.9, National Fire Protection Association Standard.
  8. Discussion and possible action regarding, Chapter 453, Hazardous Materials, Subchapter A, Minimum Standards for Hazardous Materials Technician, including but not limited to, §453.1, Hazardous Materials Technician Certification, §453.3, Minimum Standards for Hazardous Materials Technical 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
  9. Discussion and possible action regarding, 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 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.
  11. Discussion and possible action on setting future meeting dates, locations and agenda items.
  12. 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