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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 13TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION
CHAPTER 435FIRE FIGHTER SAFETY
RULE §435.7Fire Department Staffing Studies

(a) Section 419.022(a)(4) Texas Government Code provides that the commission may on request, assist in performing staffing studies of fire departments. Staffing studies must take into consideration all the objectives and missions of the fire department. Many staffing studies have been developed that can be used to assist in evaluating the needs of a fire department.

(b) A city should ultimately decide on the level of fire protection it is willing to provide to its citizens. The city and fire department should, as a minimum, address the needs of prevention, investigation and suppression as outlined in the appropriate National Fire Protection Association Standards. That decision should be based on facts, the safety of its citizens, and the safety of the fire fighters providing that protection.

(c) The commission will assist by maintaining information pertinent to fire department staffing. The information shall be maintained in the Ernest A. Emerson Fire Protection Resource Library at the commission. Copies shall be made available, free of charge, to anyone requesting such information to the extent permitted by copyright laws.


Source Note: The provisions of this §435.7 adopted to be effective November 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 10899; amended to be effective June 12, 2013, 38 TexReg 3653

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