|(a) An individual who becomes employed and is assigned
as the head of a prevention only fire department must be certified
by the commission as Head of a Prevention Only Fire Department, within
one year of appointment.
(b) An individual appointed head of a prevention only
fire department must be eligible to be certified at the time of the
appointment or will become eligible to be certified within one year
of the appointment and must submit an affidavit verifying eligibility
status at the time of the appointment if not holding a commission
(c) Holding the Head of a Prevention Only Fire Department
certification does not qualify an individual for any other certification.
An individual who seeks certification in another discipline must meet
the requirements for that discipline.
(d) Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed
to supersede Chapter 143, Local Government Code, in regard to appointment
of a head of a prevention only fire department.
(e) Individuals certified as the Head of a Prevention
Only Fire Department must meet the continuing education requirement
as provided for in Chapter 441 of this title (relating to Continuing