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Attention All TCFP Regulated Agencies


The 2020 edition of NFPA 1851 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting has been published by the National Fire Protection Association.

TCFP is currently revising and editing TCFP Form-066 “Compliance Inspection Guide” to reflect the 2020 edition of NFPA 1851 and will have it available on the website as soon as possible.

Please note: The Compliance Inspection Guide document is intended to aid regulated agencies to prepare for and comply with inspections and commission rules. The Compliance Inspection Guide is not, exhaustive of all the statutes, codes and/or rules that the TCFP is authorized to enforce. It is a guide.

If you have any questions relating to this or any other compliance matter, please contact your regional compliance officer.

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Executive Director Tim Rutland has announced his retirement from state service, effective September 30th. Director Rutland began working at the Texas Commission on Fire Protection in July 2007, following a 25-year career with the Corpus Christi Fire
Department. His initial responsibilities with TCFP involved review and approval of training courses and conducting state certification exams. During his first year with the Commission, he was promoted to supervisor over the certification team. In January of 2012 he accepted the position of Educational and Professional Development Manager for the agency, which at the time included curriculum development, injury reporting, and the agency’s library program in addition to all certification activities. Tim was named as interim Executive Director in April of 2013, and was selected for the permanent position in February 2014.

Although retiring from TCFP, Director Rutland will be continuing in his commitment to the Texas fire service with the State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association.
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Attention Certified Inspectors:


Special provisional language has been adopted for Plan Examiner Personnel §429.201. It allows eligible individuals to apply for the Plan Examiner certification if certain criteria are met.
Please review the attached document for more information here.


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