Texas Administrative Code
|TITLE 37||PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS|
|PART 13||TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION|
|CHAPTER 449||HEAD OF A FIRE DEPARTMENT|
|SUBCHAPTER A||MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR HEAD OF A SUPPRESSION FIRE DEPARTMENT|
|RULE §449.1||Minimum Standards for the Head of a Suppression Fire Department|
hold a Texas Commission on Fire Protection certification as fire protection personnel in any discipline that has a commission approved curriculum that requires structural fire protection personnel certification. The individual must have five years of experience in a full-time fire suppression position or ten years in a part-time fire suppression position at the time of appointment, or attain the required years of experience within one year of the appointment; or provide documentation of accreditation from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress that is deemed equivalent to the commission's approved basic fire suppression curriculum, and provide documentation in the form of a sworn non-self-serving affidavit of five years of experience in a full-time fire suppression position in a jurisdiction other than Texas; or provide documentation in the form of a sworn non-self-serving affidavit of ten years of experience as an employee of a local governmental entity in a full-time structural fire protection personnel position in a jurisdiction other than Texas; or provide documentation in the form of a sworn non-self-serving affidavit of ten years of experience as an active volunteer fire fighter in one or more volunteer fire departments. The ten years of volunteer service must include documentation of attendance at 40% of the drills for each year and attendance of at least 25% of a department's emergencies in a calendar year while a member of a volunteer fire department or departments with ten or more active members that conducts a minimum of 48 hours of drills in a calendar year.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §449.1 adopted to be effective February 26, 2015, 40 TexReg 831; amended to be effective November 18, 2018, 43 TexReg 7557|