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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 §449.203Minimum Standards for Head of a Prevention Only Fire Department Certification

Applicants for Head of a Prevention Only Fire Department Certification must complete the following requirements:

  (1) must be appointed as head of a prevention only fire department; and

  (2) complete the Standards Review Assignment for Head of a Fire Department identified in the applicable chapter of the Certification Curriculum Manual; and

  (3) meet with a Texas Commission on Fire Protection Compliance Section representative for review and approval of the Standards Review Assignment; and

  (4) attend at least one Texas Commission on Fire Protection regularly scheduled commission meeting or one regularly scheduled fire fighter advisory committee meeting in the first year of appointment; and

  (5) documentation of completion of National Incident Management System 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800; and

  (6) hold a Texas Commission on Fire Protection certification as a fire inspector, fire investigator, or arson investigator and have five years experience in a full-time fire prevention position; or

  (7) an individual from another jurisdiction who possesses valid documentation of accreditation from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress that is deemed equivalent to the commission's approved basic arson investigator, fire investigator or fire inspector curriculum and provide documentation in the form of a sworn non-self serving affidavit of five years experience in a full-time fire prevention position; or

  (8) provide documentation in the form of a sworn non-self serving affidavit of ten years experience as an employee of a local governmental entity in a full-time fire inspector, fire investigator, or arson investigator position in a jurisdiction other than Texas; or

  (9) provide documentation in the form of a sworn non-self serving affidavit of ten years experience as a certified fire investigator, fire inspector or arson investigator as a part-time fire prevention employee; or

  (10) provide documentation in the form of a sworn non-self serving affidavit of ten years fire prevention experience as an active volunteer fire inspector, fire investigator or arson investigator.


Source Note: The provisions of this §449.203 adopted to be effective February 26, 2015, 40 TexReg 831

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