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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 13TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION
CHAPTER 449HEAD OF A FIRE DEPARTMENT
SUBCHAPTER BMINIMUM STANDARDS FOR HEAD OF A PREVENTION ONLY FIRE DEPARTMENT
RULE §449.201Minimum Standards for the Head of a Prevention Only Fire Department

(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 certification.

(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 Education).


Source Note: The provisions of this §449.201 adopted to be effective February 26, 2015, 40 TexReg 831

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