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Mission, goals and philosophy

Mission and goals

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:

  • To provide education and assistance to the fire service, and
  • To enforce statewide fire service standards.

The agency fulfills its first goal through its fire protection resource library and injury reporting program. The agency fulfills its second goal through three program areas: certification, training approval and testing and compliance.


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.

About the agency

Mission, goals and philosophy

The commission's mission, goals and philosophy.

Compact with Texans

The commission's Compact with Texans describes the commission's services and customer service standards.

Texas fire service organizations

An overview of fire service organizations in Texas.

Social media and links

Links to the Texas Commission on Fire Protection's social media sites and to other fire protection agencies and associations.