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Effective May 20th, the fee for processing applications for testing is reduced from $85 to $55.

  • Mailed applications that are postmarked on or after May 20th will be processed at the new $55 fee. Those postmarked prior to May 20th are subject to the $85 fee.
  • Online applications that are processed by TCFP on or after May 20th will be processed at the new $55 fee. Those processed prior to May 20th are subject to the $85 fee.

The fee for sectional exams ($35) remains unchanged.

Staff directory

The commission employs 31 staff members in seven functional areas: the executive director's office, compliance, training approval and testing, certification and professional development, public information, financial services and information technology.

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Executive Director's Office

Tim Rutland, Executive Director (512) 936-3812   Send e-mail
Deborah Cowan, Executive Assistant (512) 936-3812   Send e-mail
Alma Craig, Human Resources Officer (512) 936-3841   Send e-mail
Grace Wilson, Public Information Coordinator (512) 936-3850   Send e-mail


Paul Maldonado, Manager (512) 936-3830   Send e-mail

Field Offices

Map of commission regions / Fire departments by region

Rick Wallace, Compliance Officer
Region 2, Plains and West Texas
(512) 944-3111   Send e-mail
Lamar Ford, Compliance Officer
Region 3, North Central Texas
(512) 944-3113   Send e-mail
Robert Manley, Compliance Officer
Region 4, Northeast Texas
(512) 825-9640   Send e-mail
Fred Green, Compliance Officer
Region 5, East Central Texas
(512) 944-3110   Send e-mail
Ernie Null, Compliance Officer
Region 6, Houston and Galveston Area
(512) 775-6561   Send e-mail
Tim Gardner, Compliance Officer
Region 7, South Texas and Rio Grande Valley
(512) 944-3109   Send e-mail

Training Approval and Testing

Joyce Guinn, Manager (512) 936-3816   Send e-mail
Cliff Grant, Auditor (512) 936-3819   Send e-mail
Sammie Penrod, Testing Specialist (512) 936-3817   Send e-mail
Annalise Mendez, Testing Specialist (512) 936-3818   Send e-mail
Tim Brown, Testing Specialist (512) 936-3815   Send e-mail
David Alexander, Testing Specialist (512) 936-3823   Send e-mail

Certification and Professional Development

Sylvia Miller, Manager (512) 936-3825   Send e-mail
Jim Humphres, Certification Specialist (512) 936-3826   Send e-mail
Kristen Borthwick, IFSAC/Renewals Specialist (512) 936-3828   Send e-mail
Amanda Ramos, Education, Research and Outreach Specialist (512) 936-3833   Send e-mail

Financial Services

Servando Sanchez, Manager (512) 936-3842   Send e-mail
Denise Alvarez, Accountant (512) 936-3844   Send e-mail
Nancy Love, Accountant (512) 936-3843   Send e-mail

Information Technology

Mohammed Adams, Senior Programmer/IRM (512) 936-3838   Send e-mail
Robert Reese, Systems Support Specialist/ISO (512) 936-3838   Send e-mail
Derrell Beasley, Programmer (512) 936-3838   Send e-mail
Dustin Wells, Programmer (512) 936-3838   Send e-mail


Contacts - quick reference

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Commissioners and committee members

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Staff directory

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