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Division of State Fire Marshal

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Notices

2015

Posted: 15 July 2015

Notice of Meeting / Workshop

 

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

SUBJECT: 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.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, AUGUST 27, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CST)

PLACE:  

Destin City Hall,

Board Meeting Room

4200 Indian Bayou Trail

Destin, Florida 32541

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting:

          Bill Wentlandt, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Fire Standards and Training

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

          (352) 369-2800 or bill.wentlandtl@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.

 

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

A conference line is available for individuals to participate via phone. The conference call in number is (850) 413-1558, Conference ID: 966927. 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 Bill.Wentlandt@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

Link to Sign-in Sheet in PDF Format

 


 

Posted: 22 July 2015

Notice of Meeting

 

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES

The Florida Fire Code Advisory Council concurrently with The Florida Building Code Commission - Fire Technical Advisory Committee

The Florida Fire Code Advisory Council concurrently with the Florida Building Commission, Fire Technical Advisory Committee announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 1:30 p.m. until completion

PLACE: You must access both the teleconference number for audio only and the webinar for visual only.

    1. Join the meeting Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 1:30 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/256712813
    2. To call in using your telephone in the United States (toll-free): 1 (877) 309-2073; or to you may use your microphone and speakers (VoIP); a headset is recommended.           

    Access code: 256-712-813; audio PIN: shown after joining the meeting; meeting ID: 256-712-813;

    Public Point of Access - State Fire Marshal Conference Room, Third Floor, Atrium Building, 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To consider and discuss the following:

    • The selection of Fire Code Advisory Council Chair and Vice Chair;
    • The following Declaratory Statement Concurrently: DS 2015-075 by Sheila Oliver of the Town of Pembroke Park.

 

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting:

Melissa E. Dembicer, Department of Financial Services, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, calling (850) 413-5829.

LINK to the AGENDA in PDF Format

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting: Mrs. Belinda Chukes, State Fire Marshal, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399. 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).

If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued.

For more information, you may contact: Melissa E. Dembicer, Department of Financial Services, 200 E. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, calling (850)413-5829.

 


 

Posted: 14 July 2015

Notice of Development of Rulemaking

 

Department of Financial Services, Division of State Fire Marshal

Rule No. / Title:

69A-37.055 Curriculum Requirements for Training Firefighter Recruits or Firefighters

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this rule amendment is to enable individuals who are enrolled in the newly combined firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT) curriculum framework to take the State Fire Marshal Firefighter Minimum Standards Exam upon successful completion of the firefighter training portion of the combined curriculum.

SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Firefighter Minimum Standards Examination.

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 633.128(1)(a), (b), (2)(a), 633.408(1) FS.

LAW IMPLEMENTED: 633.128(1)(a), (b), 633.408 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:

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, July 30, 2015, 11:00 a.m. ‒ 12:00 Noon

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: Mary Ann Benson at (352) 369-2815 or maryann.benson@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, Chief, Bureau of Fire Standards & Training, Florida State Fire College, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL 34482-1486 or bill.wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com. The text of the proposed rule is also available on the Department's website @ http://www.MyFloridaCFO.com/LegalServices/ruleHearing/

THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE


 Proposed text:

69A-37.055 Curriculum Requirements for Training Firefighter Recruits or Firefighters.

(1) No change.

(2) (a) No change.

1. through 8. No change.

10. EMS First Responder – Current certification as an emergency medical technician or paramedic, or successful completion of a USDOT first responder course will substitute for this area. Documentation of current certification or completion shall be submitted prior to completion of this curriculum. Individuals enrolled in a combined firefighter/emergency medical technician program shall be eligible to take the minimum standards examination upon successful completion of the firefighter program content.

11. through 13. No change.

(b) No change.

Rulemaking Authority 633.128(1)(a), (b), (2)(a), 633.408(1) FS. Law Implemented 633.128(1)(a), (b), 633.408 FS. History–New 9-7-81, Formerly 4A-37.10, 4A-37.55, Amended 11-26-85, 1-3-90, 6-30-91, 3-20-95, 12-10-01, Formerly 4A-37.055, Amended 3-19-09, ___________.

 


 

 



Events

 

EVENT: 10th Annual Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend

DATE:   September 16 - 20, 2015

WHERE: NW Florida State College

               Niceville, FL

Click HERE for DETAILS!

 


 



Meetings

 

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