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December 14, 2017 fire fighter advisory committee meeting agenda

December 14, 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. Adoption of June 29, 2017 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 as follows:
    1. Revised Fire Investigator Curriculum, reference list, outline and phase outline
    2. Revised reference lists for Fire Officer III and Fire Officer IV
    3. New certification: Fire and Life Safety Educator I, overview, course instructor information, reference list and outline
    4. Revised reference lists for Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, Hazardous Materials Operations - Mission-Specific Competencies, Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, and Basic Fire Inspector
  4. Discussion and possible action regarding, 37 TAC, Chapter 451, Fire Officer, including but not limited to, Subchapter C, Minimum Standards For Fire Officer III, §451.303, Minimum Standards for Fire Officer III Certification, §451.307, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal, and Subchapter D, Minimum Standards for Fire Officer IV, §451.403, Minimum Standards for Fire Officer IV Certification, §451.407, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal.
  5. Discussion and possible action regarding new, 37 TAC, Chapter 459, Minimum Standards For Fire and Life Safety Educator Certification, including but not limited to, §459.1, Fire and Life Safety Educator I Certification, §459.3, Minimum Standards for Fire and Life Safety Educator I Certification, and §459.5, Examination Requirement.
  6. Discussion and possible action regarding, 37 TAC, Chapter 429, Minimum Standards For Fire Inspector Certification, including but not limited to new Subchapter A, Minimum Standards For Fire Inspector I/II Certification, §429.1, Minimum Standards for Fire Inspector I/II Personnel, §429.3, Minimum Standards for Basic Fire Inspector/II Certification, §429.5, Minimum Standards for Intermediate Fire Inspector I/II Certification, §429.7, Minimum Standards for Advanced Fire Inspector I/II Certification, §429.9, Minimum Standards for Master Fire Inspector I/II Certification, §429.11, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal; and Subchapter B, Minimum Standards For Fire Inspector I/ II/Plan Examiner I Certification, §429.201 Minimum Standards for Fire Inspector I/II/Plan Examiner I Personnel, §429.203, Minimum Standards for Basic Fire Inspector I/II/Plan Examiner I Certification, §429.205 Minimum Standards for Intermediate Fire Inspector I/II/Plan Examiner I Certification, §429.207, Minimum Standards for Advanced Fire Inspector I II/Plan Examiner I Certification, §429.209, Minimum Standards for Master Fire Inspector I/II/Plan Examiner I Certification, and §429.211, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal.
  7. Discussion and possible action on petition for amendment of an existing rule as requested by the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters.
  8. Discussion and possible action on setting future meeting dates, locations and agenda items.
  9. 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