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Division of State Fire Marshal

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Notices

2014

 

New Workshop Hearing!

Posted: 13 August 2014

Notice of Proposed Rule

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 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 Division 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 Division to adopt rules that fix reasonable standards for the construction, repair, and maintenance of firefighter employee places of employment so as to render them safe.
SUMMARY: The proposed rule will require a firefighter employer to follow the Florida Building Code and the Florida Fire Prevention Code when constructing, altering, or repairing a fire department facility. A firefighter employer shall maintain fire department facilities in accordance with the Florida Fire Prevention Code. A firefighter employer shall follow the repair and maintenance recommendations set forth in section 9.3 of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1500 (2013 Edition). A firefighter employer shall follow the inspection recommendations set forth in section 9.2 of the NFPA 1500 (2013 Edition). A firefighter employer shall follow the smoke free designation recommendations set forth in section 9.1.7 of the NFPA 1500 (2013 Edition). A firefighter employer shall develop and maintain a schedule for the maintenance, inspection and testing of fire apparatus and equipment as set forth in sections 6.4.1 to 6.4.4 of the NFPA 1500 (2013 Edition).
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COST AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION: The agency has determined that this rule 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 upon 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 the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 633.508(7)(a), (b) FS
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 633.508(7)(a), (b), 633.520 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: August 22, 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.

 

A conference line has been established for this hearing:

Conference Line: (850) 413-1558

Conference ID: 748949

Link to Proposed Rule in PDF Format

 


 

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.

 


 



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