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2014

 

New Workshop Hearing!

Posted: 21 July 2014

Notice of Meeting / Workshop Hearing

RULE NO.:     RULE TITLE:
69A-37.062    Procedures for State Firefighter Certification Examination Day

 

Department: Department of Financial Services
Division: Division of State Fire Marshal

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: The Department is holding a workshop for the purpose of exploring options with the public for the implementation of changes to the procedures for state firefighter certification exam day. The workshop may also include a general discussion of the procedures for state firefighter exam day, exam process, equipment requirements, general procedures, safety requirements, makeup exams, and proposed rule development in that regard. This workshop will take input from affected persons as to what rule amendments are necessary to implement this statutory change.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Bill Wentlandt, Assistant Superintendent, Bureau of Fire Standards and Training, Division of State Fire Marshal, Department of Financial Services, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL 34482, phone: (352)369-2829 or Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com. A conference line is available for individuals to participate via phone. The conference call in number may be obtained by contacting Bill Wentlandt at email address or phone number listed above.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 7 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Bill Wentlandt at the number listed above. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

Date/Time: Tuesday August 26, 2014, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon

Location: Boca Raton Fire Rescue Auditorium, 6500 Congress Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33487

Link to a copy of the Rule that will be reviewed (in PDF Format)

Notice of the August 26th Workshop (in PDF Format)

NOTE: A second workshop is anticipated to be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Fire College in Ocala. A conference call line will be available for this workshop also. A separate meeting notice will be issued after the August 26th workshop.

 


 

New Workshop Hearing!

Posted: 15 July 2014

Notice of Development of Rulemaking

RULE NOS.:RULE TITLES:
69A-37.039 Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification
69A-37.065 Programs of Study and Vocational Courses

 

Department: Department of Financial Services
Division: Division of State Fire Marshal

Subject: The rule will establish a voluntary certification program for firefighters who desire to perform the duties of a safety officer. The safety officer is the person who is qualified to manage different elements of a fire department safety and health program. This program is based on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, 2015 edition.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Fire department safety officer program.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 633.104, 633.128, 633.216, 633.406, 633.418, 633.508 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 633.112, 633.128, 633.138, 633.216, 633.406, 633.408, 633.412, 633.418, 633.508 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Bill Wentlandt at (352) 369-2829 or Bill.Wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1 (800) 955-8770 (Voice).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Bill Wentlandt, Assistant Superintendent, Bureau of Fire Standards and Training, 11655 NW Gainesville Rd., Ocala, FL 34482, (352) 369-2829 or Bill.Wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com.

Date/Time: Friday August 1, 2014 @ 8:00 A.M.

Location: Harbor Beach Marriot Resort, Palm Beach Room, 3030 Holiday Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

Note: Individuals may participate in the workshop via teleconference by calling:           (850) 413-1558 and using Conference ID: 93827

View Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing in PDF Format

Link to this Notice in the Florida Administrative Register.


Posted: 30 June 2014

Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing

Rules 69A-37.039, 69A-37.059, 69A-37.064 and 69A-37.408, F.A.C., are amended to conform to revisions made to Section 633, F.S., “Fire Prevention and Control.”

 

Department: Department of Financial Services
Division: Division of State Fire Marshal

Subject: The proposed rules are amended to conform to certain provisions of s. 633, F.S., “Fire Prevention and Control,” as revised under Chapter No. 2013-183, Laws of Florida. The proposed amendments include the following changes: Form DFS-K4-1038, “Release and Waiver of Liability,” is adopted and incorporated by reference under proposed Rule 69A-37.039, F.A.C.; proposed Rules 69A-37.059 and 69A-37.408, F.A.C., are amended to reflect an expanded period for the renewal of firefighter safety instructor certification, increasing the time period for renewal from three to four years; proposed Rule 69A-37.064, F.A.C., is amended to set forth the requirements for admission to the Florida State Fire College under new subsection (7), which also provides links to the Florida State Fire College website address.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Bill Wentlandt, Assistant Superintendent, Bureau of Fire Standards and Training, Division of State Fire Marshal, Department of Financial Services, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL 34482, Phone: (352) 369-2829 or Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com. Any person requiring a special accommodation to participate in this workshop should contact the person listed above no later than five (5) days prior to the workshop.

Date/Time: Wednesday July 16, 2014 @ 9:00 A.M.

Location: Florida State Fire College, Auditorium, 11655 NW Gainesville Rd., Ocala, Florida 34482

View Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing in PDF Format

Link to this Notice in the Florida Administrative Register.


Posted: 30 June 2014

Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing

Change of Record (Notification Required)

 

Department: Department of Financial Services
Division: Division of State Fire Marshal

Subject: The proposed rulemaking promulgates a new rule to comply with provisions of subsection 633.138(1), F.S., as provided by Ch. 2013-183, Laws of Florida. The proposed rule requires an individual who is issued a license, permit, or certificate under the provisions of Ch. 633, F.S., to notify the Division of State Fire Marshal, in writing, of any changes to her or his current mailing address, e-mail address, or place of employment. The proposed rule further requires individuals to notify the Division within 30 days of any change of record through the Division’s Fire College Department of Insurance Continuing Education (“FCDICE”) information database system.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Bill Wentlandt, Assistant Superintendent, Bureau of Fire Standards and Training, Division of State Fire Marshal, Department of Financial Services, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL 34482, Phone: (352) 369-2829 or Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com. Any person requiring a special accommodation to participate in this workshop should contact the person listed above no later than five (5) days prior to the workshop.

Date/Time: Tuesday July 15, 2014 @ 9:00 A.M.

Location: Florida State Fire College, Auditorium, 11655 NW Gainesville Rd., Ocala, Florida 34482

View Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing in PDF Format

Link to this Notice in the Florida Administrative Register.


 

Posted: 24 March 2014

Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing

Standards for Urban Search and Rescue / Hazardous Materials Qualification

 

Department: Department of Financial Services
Division: Division of State Fire Marshal

Subject: The Department is holding a workshop for the purpose of exploring options with the public for the implementation of new programs of study and vocational courses relating to standards for Urban Search & Rescue, and Hazardous Materials. The workshop may also include a general discussion of a proposed Urban Search & Rescue, and Hazardous Materials Program including length of programs, content of programs, instructor requirements, prerequisite requirements, certification requirements, and proposed rule development in that regard. This workshop will take input from affected persons as to what rule amendments are necessary to implement this statutory change.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Bill Wentlandt, Assistant Superintendent, Bureau of Fire Standards and Training, Division of State Fire Marshal, Department of Financial Services, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL 34482, Phone: (352)369-2829 or Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com. Any person requiring a special accommodation to participate in this workshop should contact the person listed above no later than seven (7) days prior to the workshop.

Date/Time: April 15, 2014 @ 8:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

Location: Hilton Orlando Hotel, Lake Hart Room A, 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32819

View Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing in PDF Format

Link to this Notice in the Florida Administrative Register.


 

Posted: 04 February 2014

Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing

Standards for Safety Officer Qualification

 

Department: Department of Financial Services
Division: Division of State Fire Marshal

Subject: The Department is holding a workshop for the purpose of exploring options with the public for the implementation of new programs of study and vocational courses relating to standards for Safety Officer Qualifications. The workshop may also include a general discussion of a proposed Safety Officer Program including length of programs, content of programs, instructor requirements, prerequisite requirements, certification requirements, and proposed rule development in that regard. This workshop will take input from affected persons as to what rule amendments are necessary to implement this statutory change.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Bill Wentlandt, Assistant Superintendent, Bureau of Fire Standards and Training, Division of State Fire Marshal, Department of Financial Services, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL 34482, Phone: (352)369-2829 or Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com. Any person requiring a special accommodation to participate in this workshop should contact the person listed above no later than seven (7) days prior to the workshop.

Date/Time: March 26, 2014 @ 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Location: Florida State Fire College, Auditorium, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, Florida, 34482

Link to this Notice in the Florida Administrative Register.


Posted: 06 November 2013

Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing

Department: Department of Financial Services
Division: Division of State Fire Marshal

Subject: The Department is holding a workshop for the purpose of exploring options with the public for the implementation of new programs of study and vocational courses relating to standards for Safety Officer Qualifications. The workshop may also include a general discussion of a proposed Safety Officer Program including length of programs, content of programs, instructor requirements, prerequisite requirements, certification requirements, and proposed rule development in that regard. This workshop will take input from affected persons as to what rule amendments are necessary to implement this statutory change.

Date/Time: January 24, 2014 @ 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Location: Room 101B, Ocean Center, 101 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida 32118

View Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing in PDF Format

Link to this Notice in the Florida Administrative Register

 


2013

 

Posted: 14 November 2013

Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing

Department: Department of Financial Services
Division: Division of State Fire Marshal

Subject:The proposed rule amendments provide individuals who did not maintain their firefighter certificates of compliance under the law as it existed prior to recent amendments the opportunity to both be placed on probation in lieu of having their certificates revoked and to become compliant by completing the Minimum Standards Course examination. The proposed rule also creates the new 40-hour refresher course that was added to the law by the recent legislation as one of the options that firefighters certified on or after July 1, 2013, can utilize in order to retain their certificates of compliance.

Date/Time: December 12, 2013 @ 10:30 A.M.

Location: Florida State Fire College, Auditorium, 11655 NW Gainesville Rd, Ocala, Florida 34482

View Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing in PDF Format

Link to this Notice in the Florida Administrative Register

 


Posted: 06 November 2013

Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing

Department: Department of Financial Services
Division: Division of State Fire Marshal

Subject: The Department is holding a workshop for the purpose of exploring options with the public for the implementation of new programs of study and vocational courses relating to standards for Safety Officer Qualifications. The workshop may also include a general discussion of a proposed Safety Officer Program including length of programs, content of programs, instructor requirements, prerequisite requirements, certification requirements, and proposed rule development in that regard. This workshop will take input from affected persons as to what rule amendments are necessary to implement this statutory change.

Date/Time: December 9, 2013 @ 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

Location: The Florida Hotel & Conference Center, Legends Ballroom, 1500 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, Florida 32809

View Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing in PDF Format

Link to this Notice in the Florida Administrative Register

 


 

Posted: 07 October 2013

Notice of Change

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
Division of State Fire Marshal


RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:
69A-37.039 Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification
69A-37.065 Programs of Study and Vocational Courses

NOTICE OF CHANGE
Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rules in accordance with Section 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 39, No. 155, August 9, 2013, issue of the Florida Administrative Register.

Form DFS-K4-1477, Application for Fire Officer I Certification, Form DFS-K4-1448, Application for Fire Officer II Certification, Form DFS-K4-2104, Application for Fire Officer III Certification, and Form DFS-K4-2105, Application for Fire Officer IV Certification, were amended to delete a reference to Form DFS-K4-1020 and other technical changes.

Form DFS-K4-2106, Fire Officer I Task Book, and Form DFS-K4-2107, Fire Officer II Task Book, were amended to state that the Division shall designate an alternate evaluator who shall be a Florida Certified Fire Officer and Florida Certified Instructor.

Rule paragraph 69A-37.065(2)(f) has been amended to read:

(f). Courses submitted for equivalency under subparagraphs (2)(a)1., (b)1., (c)1. and (d)1. shall be reviewed by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training. The Bureau of Fire Standards and Training shall approve any course which meets the criteria provided in this paragraph (2)(f). Requests for approval shall be submitted in writing to the Bureau, 11655 North West Gainesville Road, Ocala, Florida 34482-1486. The following factors shall be used to determine course equivalency: course title, course grade or record of course completion, number of academic credits earned, course hours attended, course description, course syllabus, student learning outcomes, and course objectives. All requests for course equivalency shall include, at a minimum:

1. Name of course;
2. Passage scores and rates;
3. An educational agenda or syllabus;
4. Required number of classroom hours;
5. Description of the course objectives, student learning outcomes, or job performance requirements covered.

A copy of the revised forms can be obtained by contacting Bill.Wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com or calling (352) 369-2829.

View Full Text of the Proposed Rule




Events

 

EVENT: 2013 Safety and Health Conference

DATE:   December 09-11, 2013

WHERE: The Florida Hotel and Conference Center, Orlando, Florida

Click HERE for additional information

 

EVENT: 2014 Fire-Rescue EAST

DATE:   January 23-25, 2014

WHERE: Daytona Beach, FL

Click HERE for additional information



Meetings

 

No Meetings Posted at this Time