4765-22-01 Professional standards of conduct for firefighter and fire safety inspector certificate holders.

(A) A person issued a firefighter or fire safety inspector certificate shall not discriminate in the provision of fire services on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.

(B) A person issued a firefighter or fire safety inspector certificate shall not misrepresent the person's professional qualifications or credentials.

(C) Upon request by the division, a person issued a firefighter or fire safety inspector certificate shall accurately document and report all approved continuing education courses the certificate holder completes in accordance with Chapter 4765-20 of the Administrative Code. The documentation shall be provided within the time parameters set forth by the executive director with advice and counsel of the committee.

(D) A person issued a firefighter or fire safety inspector certificate who is convicted of any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, any misdemeanor committed in the course of practice, or any felony shall comply with the following:

(1) Within fourteen days of the final sentencing of such offense, the certificate holder shall provide written notification of the conviction to the division;

(2) Within sixty days of the final sentencing of such offense shall provide the division with all of the following:

(a) A certified copy of the judgment entry from the court in which the conviction occurred,

(b) A certified copy of the police or law enforcement agency report, if applicable;

(c) A bureau of criminal identification and investigation (BCI&I) civilian background check.

(E) A person issued a firefighter or fire safety inspector certificate shall not commit fraud, misrepresentation, or material deception, or submit false or misleading information in any of the following:

(1) Applying for or obtaining a firefighter or fire safety inspector certificate;

(2) Renewing a firefighter or fire safety inspector certificate;

(3) Responding to audits conducted by the division or executive director;

(4) Responding to or complying with any other official request from the division or the executive director.

Replaces: 4765-22-01

Effective: 04/07/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/16/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4765.55
Rule Amplifies: 4765.55
Prior Effective Dates: 1/24/08