Our Mission

The mission of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection is to aid in the protection of lives and property of Texas citizens through the development and enforcement of recognized professional standards for individuals and the fire service. The commission's authority is defined by TX Gov't Code Chapter 419. The commission's strategic plan includes two major goals:

The agency fulfills its first goal by providing education and assistance to the fire service:

The agency fulfills its second goal through three program areas by enforcing statewide fire service standards:

Our Philosophy

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection acts in accordance with the highest standards of ethics, accountability, efficiency, transparency, skill, and integrity. We believe the responsibility for providing protection from fire and other hazards that threaten the public safety is a cooperative effort among this commission, citizens, all branches of the fire service, local government and other state agencies. The agency administers its statutory responsibilities, professional standards and duties in a fair, just and responsible manner.

What we offer