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The agency will close at noon on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 27, 2017.

Curriculum manual

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection's curriculum program staff works with the curriculum and testing committee to update and distribute the Certification Curriculum Manual, which provides the curriculum for the training of structural fire suppression personnel, aircraft rescue fire protection personnel, and marine fire protection personnel, as well as fire inspectors, fire investigators, hazardous materials technicians, driver/operators-pumper, fire instructors, fire officers and wildland fire fighters.

For more information on the Certification Curriculum Manual, please contact Grace Wilson, program specialist, phone (512) 936-3824.


The commission has updated the Basic Wildland Fire Fighter curriculum, to be effective January 1, 2018. Preview versions of the updated curriculum and skills are now available:

The agency will incorporate these changes into the Curriculum Manual and Skills Manual at the beginning of January 2018.



Chapter Title Effective Date 
Chapter 1 Basic Fire SuppressionOct. 30, 2015
Chapter 2 Basic Aircraft Rescue Fire Suppression Jan. 1, 2017
Chapter 3 Basic Marine Fire Suppression Jan. 1, 1996
Chapter 4 Fire Inspector June 1, 2016
Chapter 5 Fire Investigator Jan. 1, 2015
Chapter 6 Hazardous Materials June 1, 2015
Chapter 7 Driver/Operator Jan. 1, 2017
Chapter 8 Fire Instructor Jan. 1, 2014
Chapter 9 Fire Officer Jan. 1, 2015
Chapter 10 Fire Department Safety Officer Jan. 1, 2017
Chapter 11 Wildland Fire Fighter Jan. 1, 2013
Chapter 12 Head of Department Jan. 1, 2013