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Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards and Education Commission Meetings

In accordance with the By-Laws and Procedures of the Commission, Section II. Meetings (B) Regular meetings

The Commission shall hold regular meetings on the third Wednesday of the first month of each quarter in the office of the Commission at 9am or at a location designated by the Chairman or Vice Chairman. When unusual circumstances occur on that date, then the meeting shall be held on the following Wednesday of the same month.

In accordance with this procedure, the scheduled meeting dates through 2019 are:
January 16, 2019 at 9am
April 17, 2019 at 9am
July 17, 2019 at 9am
October 16, 2019 at 9am

Work Sessions:
January 15, 2019 at 12pm
April 16, 2019 at 12pm
July 16, 2019 at 12pm
October 15, 2019 at 12pm


Proposed Changes to the Administrative Code

The Commission has approved several proposed changes to the Administrative Code. Comments will be accepted orally or in writing to the Executive Director of the Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission at 2501 Phoenix Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 through January 15, 2019. The Public Hearing will be held January 16, 2019 at 9am.

The proposed changes are as follows:

  • Changes to the Fire Fighter series is to reflect a change in the terminology used by the National Fire Protection Association. (360-X-2-.01, 360-X-2-.02, 360-X-2-.03)
  • Changes to the Fire Instructor series is to provide a mechanism which would allow emergency response personnel to become certified instructors through the Alabama Fire College. (360-X-3-.01, 360-X-3-.02, 360-X-3-.03)
  • Changes to the Hazardous Materials series is to reflect the addition of a standard level defined by the National Fire Protection Association. (360-X-9)
  • Changes to Incipient Industrial Fire Brigade Member is to reflect the addition of a standard level defined by the National Fire Protection Association. (360-X-15-.01)
  • Changes to the Rescue Technician series is to reflect the addition of a standard level defined by the National Fire Protection Association. (360-X-19)

Explanation of Commission Agenda Considerations

Reason to add an item to the agenda in advance: If a business item needs to be discussed and potentially result in Commission action, there should be lead time for notification to Commission members, for staff and Commissioner research of facts and precedents, and for quiet reflection prior to any action. Fast decisions are more risky than reasoned decisions. Items introduced only under New Business, unless very routine, would necessarily or usually be deferred for final Commission response until at least the next meeting three months later.

Reason for deadline: The business agenda and informational documents related to an upcoming quarterly Commission meeting are processed and mailed to Commissioners to arrive no later than the first of the month of in which each Commission meeting occurs. Time must be allowed before the first of the month of a meeting in order to make the necessary copies, research any relevant information that needs to be communicated in the agenda packet, and allow Commissioners sufficient lead time to consider any item proposed for discussion or action. The higher any public expectation of action at a particular Commission meeting, the greater is the time needed to prepare supporting information for sharing and consideration.


Commission Minutes
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