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    TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION October 24, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

    1701 N. Congress Ave., William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104, Austin, Texas

    The Texas Commission on Fire Protection will convene in open session, deliberate, and possibly take action on any of the following items:

    1. Call to order with invocation, presentation of colors, and pledge of allegiance. 2. Introduction of new commissioners. 3. Roll call – 10:00 a.m. (including consideration of whether to excuse absences). 4. Election of Assistant Presiding Officer and Secretary. 5. Commission meeting minutes of July 18, 2019. 6. The Budget and Strategic Plan Subcommittee may meet on October 24, 2019 during the commission

    meeting and provide a report relating to any recommendations developed by the subcommittee relating to modifications to the agency operating budget and strategic plan.

    7. Reports from fire service interest groups and agencies on matters relating to their specific

    organizational purposes, functions, activities, and objectives, including reports from the Texas Fire Chiefs Association, the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters, the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas, the Texas Fire Marshal’s Association, the Texas Association of Fire Educators, the Texas A&M Forest Service, the National Fire Protection Association, Texas State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts, the Center for Public Safety Excellence, and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

    8. Report by the commission representative to the Texas Fire School Advisory Board or by

    representatives of the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) regarding fire protection training provided by TEEX through its Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI).

    9. Appointment of a commission representative to the Homeland Security Council. 10. Report from the Health and Wellness Ad Hoc committee. 11. Subjects for future commission meeting agendas.

    12. Future meeting dates. 13. Matters referred from the Fire Fighter Advisory Committee (FFAC):

    A. Discussion and possible final adoption of proposed amendments and new sections as follows:

    1. Proposed amendments to 37 Tex. Administrative Code, Part 13, Chapter 403,

    Criminal Convictions and Eligibility for Certification.

    2. Proposed amendments to 37 Tex. Administrative Code, Part 13, Chapter 421, Standards For Certification. 3. Proposed amendments to 37 Tex. Administrative Code, Part 13, Chapter 433, Driver Operator.

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    4. Proposed amendments to 37 Tex. Administrative Code, Part 13, Chapter 437, Fees. 5. Proposed new section §445.11, and amendments to 37 Tex. Administrative Code, Part 13, Chapter 445, Administrative Inspections and Penalties. 6. Proposed amendments to 37 Tex. Administrative Code, Part 13, Chapter 453, Hazardous Materials. 7. Proposed amendments to 37 Tex. Administrative Code, Part 13, Chapter 457, Minimum Standards for Incident Safety Officer Certification.

    B. Report from the Curriculum and Testing Committee regarding recommended changes to the

    Certification Curriculum Manual as follows:

    a. Revised Head of Department Curriculum and reference lists b. Revised Driver Operator Curriculum, overview sheets, course instructor

    information, outlines and reference lists

    14. Proposed amendments to 37 Tex. Administrative Code, Part 13, Chapter 427, Training Facility Certification.

    15. Proposed amendments to 37 Tex. Administrative Code, Part 13, Chapter 435, Fire Fighter Safety. 16. Matters from the Acting Executive Director.

    A. Decisions of Acting Executive Director in contested cases and consent orders. B. Status regarding division functions: a. Training Approval & Testing – test administered, training approvals, record reviews and

    online training audits b. Certification & Professional Development – training applications, IFSAC seals issued,

    certifications issued, training facilities, curriculum development, library resource requests c. Compliance – biennial inspections, compliance officers training, issues involving regulated

    entities d. Information Technology – public website design, FARM and FIDO improvements, CAPPS

    (Central Accounting Payroll/Personnel System), IT security policy, service requests

    17. Hiring process for the Executive Director, including the possible appointment of a committee of Commission members.

    18. Executive Session pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 551.074 for the discussion of

    personnel matters regarding the appointment, employment, compensation, evaluation, reassignment and duties of the Executive Director, and for personnel acting on an interim basis in this position.

    19. Open session for further discussion and possible action regarding preceding agenda item.

    20. Adjourn meeting.

    The Texas Commission on Fire Protection may go into executive session on any agenda item if authorized by the Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 551.

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    Any invocation that may be offered before the official start of the commission meeting shall be voluntary offering of a chaplain, to and for the benefit of the commission. The views or beliefs expressed by the invocation speaker have not been previously reviewed or approved by the commission and do not necessarily represent the religious beliefs or views of the Council in part or as a whole. No member of the community is required to attend or participate in the invocation and such decision will have no impact on their right to participate actively in the business of the commission. Copies of the policy governing invocations and setting forth the procedure to have a volunteer deliver an invocation are available upon written request submitted to the commission Clerk.

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    1. Call to order with invocation, presentation of colors and pledge of allegiance.

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    2. Introduction of new commissioners.

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    3. Roll call – 10: a.m. (including consideration of whether to excuse absences).

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    4. Election of Assistant Presiding Officer and Secretary.

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    5. Commission meeting minutes of July 18, 2019.

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    TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION Presiding Officer, Robert Moore, at 9:00 a.m. called the July 18, 2019 meeting of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection to order at 1701 N. Congress Avenue, Room 1-104, Austin, Texas. Attending Tommy Anderson Carlos Cortez* Kelly Doster Arminda Garza Joseph Gonzalez Mike Jones John McMakin* Robert Moore Bob Morgan Leonardo Perez Mala Sharma J. P. Steelman Steve Tull *absent entire meeting **absent part of meeting Staff Tim Rutland Deborah Cowan Sylvia Miller Paul Maldonado Joyce Guinn Servando Sanchez Grace Wilson Andrew Lutostanski, Assistant Attorney General Guests Danny Kistner John Overstreet Greg Stockton Cary Roccaforte Juan Gloria John Weda Tom Dolan Doug Boeker Shehzad Ali J. Pete Laney Chris Barron Daniel DeYear Burt Heddles Dan Bodin Pat McAuliff Michael Thomson Mike Wisko Sean Fay Mike Richardson Leonard Chan Daniel Baum Ryan Sullivan Bob Sullivan Tim Gardner Glenn DeShields Evan Mann Roy Rubio Eduardo Alvarez Lee Sulecki Randy McGregor Ray Isom Dave Williams 1. Invocation The invocation was given by Jeff English and the Pledge of Allegiance was given by Assistant Presentation of Presiding Officer Joseph Gonzalez. There was no presentation of colors. Colors and Pledge of Allegiance 2. Roll call Commission Secretary, Lenny Perez called roll and a quorum was present. 3. Adoption of A motion to approve the minutes of the April 25, 2019 commission meeting was made by Minutes Steve Tull and seconded by J.P. Steelman. The motion carried. 4. Report from Nothing to report. the Budget and Strategic Plan Subcommittee 5. Reports from A brief report was given by the Texas Fire Chief’s Association, Texas State Association of Fire Interest Groups Fighters, State Firemen and Fire Marshals’ Association, National Fire Protection Association and the

    Center for Public Safety Excellence.

    6. Report from Commission Representative Juan Gloria gave a brief update on activities to date. Tx. Fire School Advisory Board & TEEX

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    7. Report from Commission representative, Joseph Gonzalez gave a brief update on topics of last meeting. Homeland Security Representative 8. Report from Committee members gave a presentation on their review of Injury Report data.. Health & Wellness Ad A motion was made by Mala Sharma and seconded by Steve Tull to adopt the report and post Hoc Committee on the agency’s website. The motion carried. 9. New matters Nothing identified 10. Future meeting The next scheduled meeting date already set for October 24, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m. dates 11. Matters from A. 1. A motion to approve for final ad