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2014

 

New Workshop Hearing!

Posted: 06 October 2014

Notice of Proposed Rule

RULE NO.:     RULE TITLE:

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

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: Section 633.128(1)(e), F.S., requires the Division to issue certificates of competency to persons who, by reason of experience and completion of basic in-service training, advanced education, or specialized training, are especially qualified for particular aspects or classes of firefighting duties. Section 633.406(2), F.S., authorizes the Division to establish by rule additional certificates that the Division may award in recognition of special training or education received by an individual, authorizing that individual to perform specialized firefighting services or provide specialized firefighting instruction, such as hazardous materials and urban search and rescue. Section 633.508(2), F.S., authorizes the Division of State Fire Marshal to adopt rules for the purpose of ensuring safe working conditions for all firefighter employees by authorizing the enforcement of effective standards, by assisting and encouraging firefighter employers to maintain safe working conditions, and by providing for education and training in the field of safety.

SUMMARY: 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. A person who completes the program will receive an Incident Safety Officer Certificate of Completion, a Health and Safety Officer Certificate of Completion, or a Safety Officer Certificate of Competency. This program is based on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, 2015 edition.

SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION: The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. A SERC has not been prepared by the Agency.

The Agency has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification based on the statement of estimated regulatory costs or if no SERC is required, the information expressly relied upon and described herein: The Department conducted an economic analysis of the potential impact of the proposed rule and determined that there will be no adverse economic impact or regulatory increases that would require legislative ratification.

Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 633.104, 633.128, 633.216(9), 633.406, 633.418(1), 633.508(2) FS.

LAW IMPLEMENTED: 633.112(1), 633.128, 633.138, 633.216, 633.406, 633.408, 633.412, 633.418, 633.508(2) FS.

IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW (IF NOT REQUESTED, THIS HEARING WILL NOT BE HELD):

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday November 06, 2014: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

PLACE: Boca Raton Resort, Galleria South Room, 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432.

You may participate in the hearing via teleconference by calling (850)413-1558 and using Conference ID No. 195816.

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 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

Link to Full Text of the Proposed Rule

Links to proposed forms associated with this rule development:

 


 

New Workshop Hearing!

Posted: 03 October 2014

Notice of Proposed Rule

RULE NO.:     RULE TITLE:

69A-37.020          Notice of Change of Record

 

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

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: 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 (“Division”), 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.

SUMMARY: The proposed rule is amended to require an individual who is licensed, certified or who is issued a permit, subject to the provisions of Ch. 633, F.S., to notify the Division in writing of any change of record regarding their contact information or place of employment. Subject individuals shall provide such notice within 30 days of any change of record through the FCDICE information database system..

SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION:The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. A SERC has not been prepared by the Agency.

The Agency has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification based on the statement of estimated regulatory costs or if no SERC is required, the information expressly relied upon and described herein: The Department has conducted an economic review of the proposed rule and has determined that the proposed rule will not have an adverse impact or result in regulatory costs in excess of $1million within five years, pursuant to paragraph 120.541(2)(a), F.S.

Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 633.138(1) FS.

LAW IMPLEMENTED: 633.138(1) FS

IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW (IF NOT REQUESTED, THIS HEARING WILL NOT BE HELD):

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday October 30, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.

PLACE: Florida State Fire College, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL

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 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

Link to Full Text of the Proposed Rule

 


New Workshop Hearing!

Posted: 03 October 2014

Notice of Proposed Rule

RULE NO.:     RULE TITLE:

69A-37.039          Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification

69A-37.059          Types of Instructor Certificates Issued

69A-37.064          Florida State Fire College

69A-37.408          Live Fire Training Instructor Certification and Renewal

 

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

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The proposed rules are amended to conform to certain provisions of Section 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.

SUMMARY: The proposed rules, listed under Rule Chapter 69A-37, F.A.C., titled “Firefighters Standards and Training,” are amended to conform to certain provisions of Section 633, F.S., “Fire Prevention and Control,” as revised under Chapter No. 2013-183, Laws of Florida.

SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION: The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. A SERC has not been prepared by the Agency.

The Agency has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification based on the statement of estimated regulatory costs or if no SERC is required, the information expressly relied upon and described herein: The Department has conducted preliminary economic reviews of the proposed rules and has determined that the rulemaking will not have an adverse impact or result in regulatory costs in excess of $1million within five years, pursuant to paragraph 120.541(2)(a), F.S.

Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 633.128 (1), (1)(d), (2)(a), 633.408(1), 633.418(1), 633.508(6) FS.

LAW IMPLEMENTED: 633.128 (1)(d), (h), (k), 633.406, 633.408, 633.418(1), 633.426(5), 633.446, 633.508 FS.

IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW (IF NOT REQUESTED, THIS HEARING WILL NOT BE HELD):

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday October 30, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.

PLACE: Florida State Fire College, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL

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 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

Link to Full Text of the Proposed Rule

 


 

New Workshop Hearing!

Posted: 16 September 2014

Notice of Development of Rulemaking

RULE NO.:     RULE TITLE:
69A-62.024    Standards for Construction, Repair, and Maintenance of Firefighter Employee Places of Employment and Inspection, Repair and Maintenance of Fire Apparatus

 

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

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: Paragraph 633.508(7)(a), F.S., authorizes the Division of State Fire Marshal (SFM) to prescribe by rule the safety devices, safeguards, or other means of protection that must be adopted for the prevention of accidents and injuries in every firefighter employee place of employment. The SFM is also authorized to determine what suitable devices, safeguards, or other means of protection for the prevention of occupational diseases must be adopted or followed in any firefighter place of employment. Paragraph 633.508(7)(b), F.S., requires the SFM to ascertain, fix, and order such reasonable standards and rules for the construction, repair, and maintenance of firefighter employee places of employment so as to render them safe.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday October 7, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.

PLACE: Florida State Fire College, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL

You may participate in the workshop via teleconference by calling (850) 413-1558 and using Conference ID No. 29838.

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

THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE.

Link to a copy of the Agenda/Sign-in Form

 


 


 



Events

 

EVENT: 2014 Safety and Health Conference

DATE:   December 8-10, 2014

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

Click HERE for additional information

 

EVENT: 2015 Fire-Rescue EAST

DATE:   January 21-24, 2015

WHERE: Daytona Beach, FL

 



Meetings

 

No Meetings Posted at this Time