Chapter 4765-25 Definitions

4765-25-01 Definitions.

[Comment: For dates and availability of material incorporated by reference in this rule see rule 4765-25-02 of the Administrative Code.]

As used in this chapter and Chapters 4765-20 to 4765-24 of the Administrative Code:

(A) "Affiliation" means the department or agency where an Ohio certified firefighter, fire safety inspector, hazard recognition officer, or fire instructor works, in either a paid or volunteer status, using the Ohio certificate. It does not include special events such as festivals or camps, or general employment where a certificate holder my also work.

(B) "Affiliation agreement" means a written agreement between a chartered program and any person that sets forth the roles and responsibilities of the parties, is signed by the individuals with authority to sign contracts, and provides for any of the following:

(1) The use of specified equipment necessary for firefighter, fire safety inspector, hazard recognition officer, or instructor courses;

(2) The use of facilities not owned or leased by the chartered program;

(3) The use of a certified fire instructor, live fire instructor, or fire safety inspector instructor, not employed by the charter, to evaluate the ten hours of supervised teaching for fire instructor or fire safety inspector instructor students.

(C) "Armed forces" means the armed forces of the United States, including the army, navy, air force, marine corps, coast guard, or any reserve components of those forces; the national guard of any state; the commissioned corps of the United States public health service; the merchant marine service during wartime; such other service as may be designated by congress; or the Ohio organized militia when engaged in full-time national guard duty for a period of more than thirty days.

(D) "Assistant fire instructor" means an individual who holds a certificate to assist in the instruction of firefighter training courses under the auspices of a fire instructor and through a chartered program, issued by the executive director pursuant to section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code.

(E) "Authorizing official" means any person who owns or maintains responsibility on behalf of an individual, corporation, trust, partnership, or an association for the facilities, equipment, instructors, managers, and other employees of the chartered program.

(F) "Certificate of course completion" means the document provided by a chartered program that verifies a student has successfully completed all course requirements, including passing all of the chartered program's written and practical skills examinations for certifications issued pursuant to Chapters 4765-20 and 4765-21 of the Administrative Code.

(G) "Certificate to teach" means a certificate permitting an individual to provide instruction as a fire instructor, assistant fire instructor, live fire instructor, or fire safety inspector instructor, issued by the executive director pursuant to section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code.

(H) "Charter" or "fire charter" means a certificate issued to a training institution to offer firefighter, fire safety inspector, hazard recognition officer, or instructor courses, issued by the executive director pursuant to section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and this chapter.

(I) "Chartered program" means any organization or institution that has been issued a charter by the executive director, in accordance with section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and this chapter, to offer firefighter, fire safety inspector, hazard recognition officer, or instructor courses.

(J) "Committee" means the firefighter and fire safety inspector training committee of the state board of emergency medical, fire, and transportation services created in sections 4765.04 and 4765.55 of the Revised Code.

(K) "Computer lab" means a cluster of networked computers that are available for students to sit for the written certification examination as set forth in the "Written Testing Agreement."

(L) "Distance learning" means a training course which is taught in real-time and is interactive between the student and the entity offering the course. Distance learning education takes place when an instructor and a student or students are separated by physical distance and utilizes technology often in concert with face-to-face communication to bridge the instructional gap.

(M) "Division" means the division of emergency medical services within the Ohio department of public safety.

(N) "Drop back" is an option available to a fire safety inspector applicant, who may drop back to a hazard recognition officer level of certification during a certification cycle or at the time of renewal.

(O) "Emergency vehicle operations course" or "EVOC" is a course consisting of a minimum of sixteen hours that focuses on familiarizing participants with terminology, driving skills, and liability issues that relate to the operation of a fire department vehicle. The course objectives, as approved by the executive director, have been designed to meet, and shall be consistent with, the general knowledge requirements, general skill requirements, and job performance requirements specified in "NFPA 1002: Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications" and "NFPA 1451: Standard for a Fire and Emergency Service Vehicle Operations Training Program." The course objectives can be found in "Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Objectives." The course is a qualification requirement for Ohio firefighter I and firefighter II certification.

(P) "Executive director" means the individual appointed by the director of public safety, pursuant to section 4765.03 of the Revised Code, to serve as the chief executive officer of the state board of emergency medical, fire, and transportation services and as the executive director of the division of emergency medical services.

(Q) "Federal emergency management agency" or "FEMA" is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, initially created by Presidential Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978 and implemented by two Executive Orders on April 1, 1979.

(R) "Fire department instructors conference" is an annual conference and exhibition held in Indiana.

(S) "Fire instructor" means an individual who holds a certificate to teach firefighter training courses, issued by the executive director pursuant to section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code.

(T) "Fire-rescue international" is the annual conference and exposition of the "International Association of Fire Chiefs" or "IAFC."

(U) "Fire safety inspector" means an individual certified by the executive director pursuant to section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and Chapter 4765-20 of the Administrative Code to perform fire safety inspector duties as set forth in Chapter 3737. of the Revised Code.

(V) "Fire safety inspector instructor" means an individual who holds a certificate to teach fire safety inspector courses, issued by the executive director pursuant to section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code.

(W) "Firefighter" means an individual who holds a certificate as a volunteer firefighter, firefighter I, or firefighter II, issued by the executive director pursuant to section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and Chapter 4765-20 of the Administrative Code.

(X) "Good reputation" or "good standing" means:

(1) An individual is not the subject of an investigation or disciplinary action by any federal, state, or local government agency or has not been denied a license or certificate or had a license or certificate restricted, suspended, or revoked by any public agency or licensing agency; or

(2) An entity, organization, or institution that is in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations as applicable to its operations, or is not currently under investigation by any agency of the federal, state, or local government, or has not been denied any necessary licenses or certificates, or had such licenses or certificates restricted, suspended, or revoked.

(Y) "Hazard recognition officer" means an individual certified by the executive director pursuant to section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and Chapter 4765-20 of the Administrative Code to perform life safety inspection duties. A hazard recognition officer certificate does not meet the requirements as set forth in Chapter 3737. of the Revised Code, and therefore, a hazard recognition officer certificate holder shall not be granted authority afforded a fire safety inspector certificate holder, including the authority to issue citations or notice of violations.

(Z) "Hazardous materials awareness and operations course" is a course consisting of a minimum of twenty-four hours that is approved by the chartered program and is consistent with the requirements of "NFPA 1072" related to the minimum requirements in terms of professional core competencies for hazardous materials awareness and operations.

(AA) "Immediately dangerous to life or health" or "IDLH" means any condition that would pose an immediate or delayed threat to life, cause irreversible adverse health effects, or interfere with an individual's ability to escape unaided from a hazardous environment.

(BB) "Instructional methods examination" means the examination developed by the division and approved by the executive director that covers teaching systems, as set forth in Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code.

(CC) "Instructor" means an individual who holds a certificate to teach as a fire instructor, live fire instructor, assistant fire instructor, or fire safety inspector instructor, issued by the executive director pursuant to section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code.

(DD) "Instructor trainer" means a fire instructor, live fire instructor, or fire safety inspector instructor that has been appointed by a chartered program's authorizing official or program director to teach fire instructor, live fire instructor, or fire safety inspector instructor courses under the auspices of a charter.

(EE) "Job performance requirements" or "JPRs" describe a specific job task, listing the items necessary to complete the task successfully, and define measurable or observable outcomes and evaluation areas for the specific task.

(FF) "Knowledge examination" means the written portion of the initial, reciprocity, and reinstatement examinations, as set forth in Chapters 4765-20 and 4765-21 of the Administrative Code.

(GG) "Lead instructor" means an individual who holds a certificate to teach as a fire instructor, live fire instructor, or fire safety inspector instructor and is delegated by the program director to be in charge of designated classroom or practical skills portions of a fire training course.

(HH) "Live fire instructor" means an individual who holds a certificate to teach live fire training, under the auspices of a chartered fire training program, issued by the executive director pursuant to section 4765.55 of the Revised Code and Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code.

(II) "National domestic preparedness consortium" or "NDPC" provides training to emergency responders throughout the United States and its territories under a cooperative agreement among the U.S. department of homeland security, the federal emergency management agency, and other partners.

(JJ) "National fire academy" is operated and governed by the United States fire administration as part of the U.S. department of homeland security from a campus in Maryland.

(KK) "National fire protection association" or "NFPA" is an international nonprofit organization which sets the nationally accepted standards for research, training, and education for all aspects of firefighting and the fire service.

(LL) "Offsite location" means a location where the majority of didactic training for a course is conducted, if not at the fixed geographic location where the chartered program is operated.

(MM) "Online education" means a training course delivered by correspondence, telecommunication, internet, web-based media, or combination of media, and may include a short period of on-campus attendance.

(NN) "Personal alert safety system" or "PASS" is a device that issues an alarm signaling that a firefighter needs assistance.

(OO) "Personal protective equipment" or "PPE" consists of a full ensemble of protective clothing, plus a "self-contained breathing apparatus" or "SCBA" and a "personal alert safety system" or "PASS" device.

(PP) "Practical skills evaluator" means a fire instructor or fire safety inspector instructor that has successfully completed the "Practical Skills Evaluator Training Course" under the auspices of the chartered program.

(QQ) "Practical skills evaluator refresher training" is a program, approved by the executive director, developed using form "EMS 1260" and conducted through the chartered programs on an annual basis, designed to ensure the skills evaluators are conducting evaluations safely according to the current standards as determined by the division.

(RR) "Practical skills examination" means the practical skills portion of the initial, reciprocity, and reinstatement examinations, as set forth in this chapter of the Administrative Code.

(SS) "Program director" means the authorizing official or that person designated by the authorizing official of a chartered program to oversee the administration and operation of a fire charter.

(TT) "Reinstatement" is the process by which a holder of a firefighter certificate, fire safety inspector certificate, instructor certificate, or a charter, issued by the executive director may regain a certificate or charter that has expired, was voluntarily surrendered, or has been revoked.

(UU) "Restrict" means to preclude a certificate holder from engaging in a particular conduct or activity, to impose conditions on the manner in which such conduct or activity may be performed, or to require the certificate holder to abide by specific conditions in order to continue functioning under the holder's certificate.

(VV) "Revocation" means the loss of a certificate issued under section 4765.55 of the Revised Code for at least one year from the date on which the executive director's order revoking the certificate was journalized.

(WW) "Self-contained breathing apparatus" or "SCBA" means a device worn by rescue workers, firefighters, and others to provide breathable air in an "Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health" (IDLH) atmosphere.

(XX) "Skills coordinator" means an individual designated by the program director to be in charge of the administration, set up, and supervision of practical skills examinations.

(YY) "Veteran" means any person who has completed service in the armed forces, including the national guard of any state, or a reserve component of the armed forces, who has been discharged under honorable conditions from the armed forces or who has been transferred to the reserve with evidence of satisfactory service.

Effective: 1/1/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4765.55
Rule Amplifies: 4765.55

4765-25-02 Incorporated by reference.

(A) "Courage to be Safe: Sixteen Life Safety Initiatives Course" or "Courage to Be Safe" course (October 2015) is based on the "National Fallen Firefighters Foundation's" "Everyone Goes Home Program" and is a component of the Foundation's "16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives." This course is approved by the executive director. Information is available at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(1) Locations and schedules of direct delivery courses may be found via the website at https://www.everyonegoeshome.com/training/courage-safe-training/.

(2) For distance learning, the "Courage to Be Safe" course consists of four online modules: "Courage to Be Safe," "Leadership, Accountability, Culture, and Knowledge (LACK)," "Stress First Aid," and "Creating Change in the Fire Service." The online modules may be completed via the website at: https://www.fireherolearningnetwork.com/.

(B) "Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Objectives" or form "EMS 0210" (July 2017) provides the course objectives, as approved by the executive director, for the emergency vehicle operations course, which consists of a minimum of sixteen hours that focuses on familiarizing participants with terminology, driving skills and liability issues that relate to the operation of a fire department vehicle. The course objectives have been designed to meet, and shall be consistent with, the general knowledge requirements, general skill requirements, and job performance requirements specified in "NFPA 1002: Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications" and "NFPA 1451: Standard for a Fire and Emergency Service Vehicle Operations Training Program." The course is a qualification requirement for Ohio firefighter I and firefighter II certification. "Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Objectives" and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(C) "Exemption Request for Continuing Education for Fire Certificates" or form "EMS 1103" (January 2018) is made available to certificate holders who wish to request that the executive director waive part of or all of the continuing education or instructional requirements needed to renew. This form can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(D) "Fire, Assistant Fire, or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Initial Application" or form "EMS 0107" (January 2018) is the application for a fire instructor, assistant fire instructor, or fire safety inspector certification, issued by the executive director. The application can be can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(E) "Fire, Assistant Fire, Fire Safety Inspector, or Live Fire Instructor Renewal Application" or form "EMS 1102" (January 2018) is made available to a holder of a certificate to teach who wishes to renew the certificate to teach and can be accessed at the division's renewal website at https://services.dps.ohio.gov/EMSProviders.

(F) "Fire Charter Application" or form "EMS 0029" (January 2018) is made available to a training institution that wishes to apply for a fire charter issued by the executive director and and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(G) "Fire, Fire Safety Inspector, and/or Live Fire Instructor Reinstatement Application" or form "EMS 0109" (January 2018) is made available to individuals wanting to regain a fire instructor, live fire instructor, or fire safety inspector instructor certificate that has expired, been voluntarily surrendered, or been revoked and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(H) "Fire Instructor Reciprocity Application" or form "EMS 0098" (January 2018) is made available to an applicant who wishes to be issued a fire instructor certificate by the executive director, based on training received from another state or a branch of the United States military. Division staff mail form "EMS 0098" to a potential applicant following that person's completion and the division's review of the "Fire Instructor Reciprocity Packet" or form EMS 5918, which can be can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(I) "Fire Instructor Reciprocity Packet" or form "EMS 5918" (January 2018) is made available to a potential applicant for a fire instructor certificate by the executive director, to provide documentation of training received from another state or a branch of the United States military. This packet can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(J) "Fire Safety Inspector Course Objectives" or form "EMS 0126" (July 2017) sets forth the knowledge and skill objectives required to be taught in a fire safety inspector course, as approved by the executive director. These course objectives are made available to students, instructors, and program directors and and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(K) "Firefighter I and II Certification Requirements" or form "EMS 0203" (January 2018) sets forth the admission requirements, qualifications for certification, course objectives and recommended hours, and knowledge and skill objectives required to be taught in the firefighter I and II course, as approved by the executive director. These certification requirements are made available to students, instructors, and program directors and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(L) "Firefighter I Certification Requirements" or form "EMS 0204" (January 2018) sets forth the admission requirements, qualifications for certification, course objectives and recommended hours, and knowledge and skill objectives required to be taught in a firefighter I course, as approved by the executive director. These certification requirements are made available to students, instructors, and program directors and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(M) "Firefighter I Transition Certification Requirements" or form "EMS 0207" (January 2018) sets forth the admission requirements, qualifications for certification, course objectives and recommended hours, and knowledge and skill objectives required to be taught in the firefighter I transition course, as approved by the executive director. These certification requirements are made available to students, instructors, and program directors and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(N) "Firefighter II Transition Certification Requirements" or form "EMS 0208" (January 2018) sets forth the admission requirements, qualifications for certification, course objectives and recommended hours, and knowledge and skill objectives required to be taught in the firefighter II transition course, as approved by the executive director. These certification requirements are made available to students, instructors, and program directors and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(O) "Firefighter, Fire Safety Inspector and/or Hazard Recognition Officer Reinstatement Application" or form "EMS 0116" (January 2018) is made available to an applicant seeking reinstatement of a firefighter, fire safety inspector, or hazard recognition officer certificate that has expired, been voluntarily surrendered, or been revoked and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(P) "Firefighter, Fire Safety Inspector, or Hazard Recognition Officer Initial Application" or form "EMS 0053" (January 2018) is the application for a firefighter, fire safety inspector, or hazard recognition officer certification, issued by the executive director. The application is made available through an online portal accessed at chartered fire training programs by an applicant who has been verified by a program director as meeting all training requirements to apply for a firefighter, fire safety inspector, or hazard recognition officer certification.

(Q) "Firefighter, Fire Safety Inspector, or Hazard Recognition Officer Renewal Application" or form "EMS 1104" (January 2018) is made available to a holder of a firefighter, fire safety inspector, or hazard recognition officer certificate who wishes to renew the certificate and can be accessed at the division's renewal website at https://services.dps.ohio.gov/EMSProviders.

(R) "Firefighter Reciprocity Application" or form "EMS 0081" (January 2018) is made available to an applicant who wishes to be issued a firefighter certificate by the executive director, based on training received from another state or a branch of the United States military. Division staff mail form "EMS 0081" to a potential applicant following that person's completion and the division's review of the "Firefighter Reciprocity Packet" or form EMS 5917, which can be can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(S) "Firefighter Reciprocity Packet" or form "EMS 5917" (January 2018) is made available to a potential applicant who wishes to be issued a firefighter certificate by the executive director, to document training received from another state or a branch of the United States military. The packet is available to applicants seeking reciprocity and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(T) "Firefighter Training Course Objectives & Recommended Hours Guide" or form "EMS 0118" (January 2018) is made available to Ohio-chartered fire training programs to provide recommended hours for course objectives and performance objectives by certificate level and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(U) "Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Course Objectives" or form "EMS 0205" (May 2017) is a course consisting of a minimum of sixteen hours that is approved by the chartered program and is consistent with the requirements of "NFPA 1072" related to the minimum requirements in terms of professional core competencies for hazardous materials awareness and operations and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(V) "Hazard Recognition Officer Certification Requirements" or form "EMS 0211" (May 2017) sets forth the admission requirements, qualifications for certification, course objectives and recommended hours, and knowledge and skill objectives required to be taught in a hazard recognition officer course, as approved by the executive director. These certification requirements are made available to students, instructors, and program directors and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(W) "Live Fire Instructor Initial Application" or form "EMS 0125" (January 2018) is made available to applicants who want to apply for apply for an initial live fire instructor (LFI) certificate to teach and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(X) "Live Fire Training Operations Course" or form "EMS 1107" (January 2018) is a twenty-four hour course on live fire training based on "NFPA 1403" and approved by the executive director. This course is required for instructors or assistant instructors who provide instruction in live fire training. The course can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(Y) "Live Fire Training Operations Job Performance Requirement Check-Off" or form "EMS 1112" (January 2018) provides the JPRs that all live fire training operations course participants are required to complete under the auspices of a chartered fire training program and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(Z) National Incident Management System Course ICS-100" or "National Incident Management System Course ICS-100.b" or "NIMS ICS-100" or the online equivalent is a course mandated for firefighter and fire safety inspector certification by the department of homeland security pursuant to homeland security presidential directives five (HSPD-5, February 28, 2003) and eight (HSPD-8, December 17, 2003).

(1) For independent study (IS) online courses the website can be accessed at http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/IS/crslist.asp.

(2) For materials and information for instructor led, classroom-based courses, the website can be accessed at https://training.fema.gov/is/coursematerials.aspx? code=IS-100.b.

(AA) "National Incident Management System Course IS-700" or "National Incident Management System Course IS-700.a" or "NIMS IS-700" is a training course mandated for firefighter and fire safety inspector certification by the department of homeland security pursuant to homeland security presidential directives five (HSPD-5, February 28, 2003) and eight (HSPD-8, December 17, 2003).

(1) For independent study (IS) online courses, the website can be accessed at http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/IS/crslist.asp.

(2) For materials and information for instructor led, classroom-based courses, the website can be accessed at https://training.fema.gov/is/coursematerials.aspx? code=is-700.a.

(BB) "NFPA 10" provides requirements to ensure that portable fire extinguishers will work as intended to provide a first line of defense against fires of limited size. "NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers" (2013 edition) is available at http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards.

(CC) "NFPA 1001" establishes the minimum requirements in terms of performance objectives related to professional competence required for service as a firefighter, as set forth for each level of responsibility, firefighter I and firefighter II. "NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications" (2013 edition) is available at http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards.

(DD) "NFPA 1002" establishes the minimum requirements in terms of performance objectives of professional competence required for service as fire apparatus driver operator, as set forth for each level of responsibility. "NFPA 1002: Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications" (2017 edition) is available at http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards.

(EE) "NFPA 1031" establishes the minimum requirements in terms of performance objectives, of professional competence required for service as a fire safety inspector, as set forth for each level of responsibility. "NFPA 1031: Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner" (2014 edition) is available at http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards.

(FF) "NFPA 1041" establishes the minimum requirements in terms of performance objectives, or professional competence required for service as a fire service instructor, as set forth for each level of responsibility. "NFPA 1041: Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications" (2012 edition) is available at http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards.

(GG) "NFPA 1072" identifies the minimum job performance requirements (JPRs) for personnel at the scene of a hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incident, including the following levels: awareness, operations, operations mission-specific, hazardous materials technician, and incident commander. "NFPA 1072: Standard for Hazardous Materials/ Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications" (2017 edition) is available at http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards.

(HH) "NFPA 1403" establishes the standard for participating in live fire training evolutions. "NFPA 1403: Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions" (2012 edition) is available at http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards.

(II) "NFPA 1451" establishes the standard minimum requirements for a fire service vehicle operations training course. "NFPA 1451: Standard for a Fire and Emergency Service Vehicle Operations Training Program" (2013 edition) is available at http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards.

(JJ) "NFPA 1500" specifies the minimum requirements for an occupational safety and health program for fire departments or organizations that provide rescue, fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials mitigation, special operations, and other emergency services. "NFPA 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program" (2018 edition) is available at http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards.

(KK) "NFPA 1851" establishes requirements for the selection, care, and maintenance of firefighting protective ensembles to reduce health and safety risks associated with improper maintenance, contamination, or damage. "NFPA 1851: Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting" (2014 edition) is available at http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards.

(LL) "NFPA 1852" establishes requirements for the selection, care, and maintenance of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as required by the respiratory protection program in "NFPA 1500." "NFPA 1852: Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)" (2013 edition) is available at http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards.

(MM) "NFPA 1911" provides minimum requirements for establishing an inspection, maintenance, and testing program for in-service fire apparatus, including guidelines for fire apparatus refurbishment and retirement, and provides provisions that apply to all in-service fire apparatus, regardless of the year of manufacture. "NFPA 1911: Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Retirement of In-Service Emergency Vehicles" (2017 edition) is available at http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards.

(NN) "NFPA 1932" specifies requirements for the use, maintenance, inspection, and service testing of fire department ground ladders in order to provide safety for fire fighters and victims during the use of those ground ladders. "NFPA 1932: Standard on Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of In-Service Fire Department Ground Ladders" (2015 edition) is available at http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards.

(OO) "NFPA 1962" provides requirements for fire hose, couplings, nozzles, and appliances in order to ensure a reasonable level of reliability when they are used at an incident. "NFPA 1962: Standard for the Care, Use, Inspection, Service Testing, and Replacement of Fire Hose, Couplings, Nozzles, and Fire Hose Appliances" (2013 edition) is available at http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards.

(PP) "Ohio Fire and EMS Instructor Curriculum" or "EMS 0122" (January 2018) sets forth the curriculum, as approved by the executive director, required to be completed in order to be issued a certificate to teach can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(QQ) "Practical Skills Evaluator Training Course" or form "EMS 1260" (January 2018) is a training course manual, approved by the executive director, for instructors who wish to evaluate practical skills examinations for a chartered program can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(RR) "Request for Extension of Fire Certificates" or form "EMS 0129" (January 2018) is made available to an applicant seeking an extension to complete the continuing education and/or instructional requirements to renew a firefighter, fire safety inspector, hazard recognition officer, fire instructor, assistant fire instructor, fire safety inspector instructor, and/or live fire instructor certification and and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(SS) "Volunteer Firefighter Certification Requirements" or form "EMS 0209" (January 2018) sets forth the admission requirements, qualifications for certification, course objectives and recommended hours, and knowledge and skill objectives required to be taught in a volunteer firefighter course, as approved by the executive director. These certification requirements are made available to students, instructors, and program directors and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(TT) "Volunteer Firefighter Course Objectives Check-Off Sheet" or form "EMS 0114" (January 2018) is made available to Ohio-chartered fire training programs to document student completion of course objectives and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(UU) "Volunteer Firefighter Practical Skills Sheets" or form "EMS 0206" (January 2018) is made available to Ohio-chartered fire training programs to document the evaluation of student completion of practical skills and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

(VV) "Written Testing Agreement" or form "EMS 1105" (January 2018) is an signed agreement between the chartered program and the executive director, which sets forth the security requirements for the administration and proctoring of the state examinations and can be accessed at the division's forms and applications website at http://www.ems.ohio.gov/forms.aspx.

Effective: 1/1/2018
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4765.55
Rule Amplifies: 4765.55