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Division Director

Julius Halas

Assistant Division Director

Melvin Stone


200 East Gaines Street,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0322

Division of State Fire Marshal

Notices - Events - Meetings

 

Notices

2016

 

Posted: 15 March 2016

Notice of Proposed Rule

FLUSAR / HAZMAT Voluntary Training Program

 

The Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire Standards and Training will be holding a rule workshop on the subject of a FLUSAR / HAZMAT voluntary training program

RULE NOS.: RULE TITLES:

69A-37.039 Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification

69A-37.065 Programs of Study and Vocational Courses

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the changes to Rule 69A-37.039, F.A.C., is to introduce two new training programs for firefighters as provided in Sections 633.418 and 633.406(2), F.S. The Florida State Fire College is required to provide professional and volunteer firefighters with essential professional instruction and training in subjects, including, hazardous materials and urban search and rescue, and other disciplines. The proposed rule introduces a voluntary advanced training program designed for firefighters having search and rescue responsibilities. This program is based on the NFPA 1670, “Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents.” This program is intended to prepare individuals for service as search and rescue responders in the five disciplines of Florida Urban Search and Rescue (FLUSAR). The changes to the rule also introduce a voluntary advanced training program designed for firefighters having hazardous materials responsibilities. This program is based on NFPA 472, “Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.” This program is intended to prepare individuals for service as hazardous materials responders. Rule 69A-37.039, F.A.C., will include amendments to adopt the forms necessary to implement changes being made in Rule 69A-37.065, F.A.C.

SUMMARY: The rule promulgation is to establish training programs for (1) search and rescue incidents and (2) hazardous material operations. The amendments will also adopt the forms required for these programs.

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 Division of State Fire Marshal conducted an analysis of the proposed rule’s potential economic impact and determined that it did not exceed any of the criteria established in subsection 120.541(1), F.S., and it therefore does not require legislative ratification pursuant to subsection 120.541(3), 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: 633.104, 633.128(1)(l), 633.216(9), 633.406(2), 633.418(1), 633.508(2), FS

LAW IMPLEMENTED: 633.112(1), 633.128, 633.132, 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, April 12, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

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

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, telephone: (352) 369-2829, email: 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, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training, Division of State Fire Marshal, Department of Financial Services,
  • Telephone: (352)369-2833,
  • email: Bill.Wentlandt@MyFloridaCFO.com

 

Link to Notice # 17282410

 



 



Events

 

EVENT:   2016 Florida Fire Service Instructor Conference

WHEN:   March 31 - April 01, 2016

WHERE: The Florida State Fire College in Ocala

CLICK HERE for more information


EVENT:   2016 Florida Fire Service Volunteer Week

WHEN:   April 27 - May 01, 2016

WHERE: The Florida State Fire College in Ocala

CLICK HERE for more information




Meetings

 

No Meetings Posted at this Time