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Posted: 25 June 2015

Notice of First Public Meeting / Workshop


The Department of Financial Services, Division of State Fire Marshal announces a workshop to which all persons are invited.

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: The Department is holding a forth 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. 

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, July 17, 2015, 08:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

PLACE:  Naples Grand Resort, 475 Seagate Dr., Naples, Florida, 34103;               Room: Royal Palm 7 & 8.


A copy of the agenda, and draft documents for purposes of discussion, may be obtained by contacting:

          Scott Chappell, US&R/Haz-Mat Program Coordinator,

          Division of State Fire Marshal, Florida Department of Financial Services at:

          (352) 369-2843 or scott.chappell@MyFloridaCFO.com.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 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.



A conference line is available for individuals to participate via phone. The conference call in number is (850) 413-1558, Conference ID: 755938. To ensure our conference call participants have the opportunity to provide public comment or testimony, we are providing the following information. All public comment requests must be submitted by email to Scott.Chappell@myfloridacfo.com with the subject title “Request to Speak”. In the body of the email, please provide ALL of the following:
          1. Your name
          2. Telephone number
          3. Email address
          4. Subject on which you will be providing comment

All requests to speak from our conference call participants will be provided to the moderator. Comments will be heard from attendees in the room, and then the moderator will call upon speakers attending by conference line. Please remember to unmute your line to speak when you are called upon, as all lines will be muted at the start of the workshop to minimize disruptions.


Link to the Notice / Agenda / Sign-in in PDF Format






EVENT: 10th Annual Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend

DATE:   September 16 - 20, 2015

WHERE: NW Florida State College

               Niceville, FL






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