DAR File No. 39813
This notice was published in the November 1, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 21) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Public Safety, Fire Marshal
Rules Pursuant to Fire Service Training, Education, and Certification
Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation
DAR File No.: 39813
Filed: 10/05/2015 11:15:55 AM
NOTICE OF REVIEW AND STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION
Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:
The Utah Fire Prevention and Safety Act is authorized in Sections 53-7-101 through 53-7-226. In Subsection 53-7-204(1)(g), the Utah Fire Prevention Board shall: "establish a statewide fire prevention, fire education, and fire service training program in cooperation with the Board of Regents..."; further, in Subsection 53-7-204.2(2) The board shall: (a) establish a fire academy that: (i) provides instruction and training for paid, volunteer, institutional, and industrial firefighters; (ii) develops new methods of firefighting and fire prevention; (iii) provides training for fire and arson detection and investigation; (iv) provides public education programs to promote fire safety; (v) provides for certification of firefighters, pump operators, instructors, and officers; and (vi) provides facilities for teaching fire-fighting skills...."
Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:
No written comments have been received concerning Rule R710-10 over the past five years.
Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:
The Utah State Legislature established the organization, responsibility and funding for a fire academy which would provide training for all firefighters within the State of Utah many years ago. In 1993, the legislature also included a permanent funding source for such training programs and thereby enabled all firefighters, career and volunteer to receive said training free of charge for their departments and respective municipalities, special service districts and counties. An annual contract is completed between the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy, a division within the Utah Valley University and Utah Fire Prevention Board, through the Commissioner of Public Safety for the services rendered in the training, education and certification arena for all firefighters. The rules that the Utah Fire Prevention Board has established surrounding the establishment of the fire training academy and the firefighters should continue for the next five years. All certifications established have a three year span and continued education, training and certification would suffer without the ability of having such training available especially to the volunteer fire service. Therefore, this rule should be continued.
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Public Safety
Fire MarshalRoom 302
5272 S COLLEGE DR
MURRAY, UT 84123-2611
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Coy Porter at the above address, by phone at 801-284-6358, by FAX at 801-284-6351, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ted Black at the above address, by phone at 801-284-6352, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
- Kim Gibb at the above address, by phone at 801-556-8198, by FAX at 801-964-4482, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coy Porter, State Fire Marshal
More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2015/b20151101.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.
For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Coy Porter at the above address, by phone at 801-284-6358, by FAX at 801-284-6351, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com; Ted Black at the above address, by phone at 801-284-6352, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; Kim Gibb at the above address, by phone at 801-556-8198, by FAX at 801-964-4482, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.