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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 13TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION
CHAPTER 455MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR WILDLAND FIRE PROTECTION CERTIFICATION
RULE §455.3Minimum Standards for Basic Wildland Fire Protection Certification

In order to be certified as Basic Wildland Fire Protection personnel, an individual must:

  (1) possess valid documentation of accreditation from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress as Wildland Fire Fighter Level I; or

  (2) complete a commission approved Basic Wildland Fire Protection program and successfully pass the commission examination as specified in Chapter 439 of this title (relating to Examinations for Certification). An approved Basic Wildland Fire Protection training program shall consist of one of the following:

    (A) completion of the commission approved Basic Wildland Fire Fighter training program, as specified in the applicable chapter of the commission's Certification Curriculum Manual; or

    (B) completion of the following National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) courses:

      (i) S-130: Firefighter Training;

      (ii) S-190: Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior;

      (iii) L-180: Human Factors on the Fireline; and

      (iv) I-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, or an equivalent basic incident command system course such as NIMS IS-100.


Source Note: The provisions of this §455.3 adopted to be effective August 20, 2012, 37 TexReg 6315; amended to be effective January 5, 2014, 38 TexReg 9628; amended to be effective November 26, 2015, 40 TexReg 8344; amended to be effective August 23, 2017, 42 TexReg 4142

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