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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 13TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION
CHAPTER 455MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR WILDLAND FIRE PROTECTION CERTIFICATION
RULE §455.5Minimum Standards for Intermediate Wildland Fire Protection Certification

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

  (1) hold Basic Wildland Fire Protection certification issued by the commission; and

  (2) complete the associated position task book as adopted by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) 310-1. Proof of completion of the position task book must be from the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) (e.g. task book approval form or TIFMAS card); and

  (3) individuals who hold Structure Fire Protection certification issued by the commission must complete a commission approved Intermediate 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 Intermediate Wildland Fire Protection training program shall consist of one of the following:

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

    (B) completion of the NWCG course G-131: Wildland Training (FFT1) for Structural Fire Fighters; or

    (C) completion of the NWCG courses S-131 and S-133; or

  (4) individuals who hold a State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association Advanced Accredited certification issued prior to January 1, 2012, or a State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association Firefighter II certification issued on or after January 1, 2012, must complete a commission approved Intermediate Wildland Fire Protection program and successfully pass the commission examination which includes both Basic Structure Fire Protection and Intermediate Wildland Fire Protection, as specified in Chapter 439 of this title. An approved Intermediate Wildland Fire Protection training program shall consist of one of the following:

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

    (B) completion of the NWCG course G-131: Wildland Training (FFT1) for Structural Fire Fighters; or

    (C) completion of the NWCG courses S-131 and S-133.


Source Note: The provisions of this §455.5 adopted to be effective August 20, 2012, 37 TexReg 6315; amended to be effective January 5, 2014, 38 TexReg 9628

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