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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 13TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION
CHAPTER 449HEAD OF A FIRE DEPARTMENT
SUBCHAPTER AMINIMUM STANDARDS FOR HEAD OF A SUPPRESSION FIRE DEPARTMENT
RULE §449.3Minimum Standards for Head of a Suppression Fire Department Certification

(a) Applicants for Head of a Suppression Fire Department Certification must complete the following requirements:

  (1) must be appointed as head of a suppression 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) document completion of the National Incident Management System courses 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800; and

  (6) hold a Texas Commission on Fire Protection certification as a fire protection personnel in any discipline that has a commission approved curriculum that requires structural fire protection personnel certification and five years experience in a full-time fire suppression 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 fire suppression curriculum and provide documentation in the form of a sworn non-self serving affidavit of five years experience in a full-time fire suppression position; or

  (8) provide documentation in the form of a non-self serving sworn affidavit of ten years 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

  (9) provide documentation in the form of a sworn non-self serving affidavit of ten years of experience as a certified structural part-time fire protection employee; or

  (10) provide documentation in the form of a sworn non-self serving affidavit of ten years experience as an active volunteer fire fighter in one or more volunteer fire departments that meet the requirements of subsection (b) of this section.

(b) The ten years of volunteer service referenced in subsection (a) paragraph (10) 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 §449.3 adopted to be effective February 26, 2015, 40 TexReg 831

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