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Rule 4765-24-02 | Classification of firefighter, fire safety inspector, and instructor training courses.

 

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

(A) The executive director, with the advice and counsel of the committee, shall issue a charter to a training institution that meets the requirements of rule 4765-24-03 of the Administrative Code. Classifications are issued, permitting chartered training institutions to teach specific courses, in accordance with the following:

(1) The executive director may authorize chartered programs to teach post-secondary training courses at one or more of the following classifications:

(a) Volunteer firefighter;

(b) Firefighter I;

(c) Firefighter II;

(d) Fire safety inspector;

(e) Hazard recognition officer;

(f) Fire instructor;

(g) Fire safety inspector instructor;

(h) Live fire instructor.

(2) In order to hold a hazard recognition officer classification, a chartered program shall hold a fire safety inspector classification.

(3) In order to hold a live fire instructor classification, a chartered program shall hold a fire instructor classification.

(4) The executive director may authorize chartered programs holding a firefighter II classification to teach the firefighter I course or the firefighter I and II course as set forth in rules 4765-24-11 and 4765-24-13 of the Administrative Code in secondary school public safety training programs provided that all of the following are met:

(a) The delivery of a firefighter I course or firefighter I and II course in a secondary school public safety training program was included in the approved "Fire Charter Application" submitted by the charter, or was approved by the executive director, subsequent to a written request;

(b) The firefighter I course or firefighter I and II course meets all requirements as set forth in rule 4765-24-03 of the Administrative Code;

(c) The firefighter I course or firefighter I and II course curriculum is as set forth in rule 4765-24-11 or rule 4765-24-13 of the Administrative Code, as applicable;

(d) The program utilizes individuals who hold a current and valid certificate to teach in accordance with Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code in accordance with the following:

(i) Instructors for the firefighter I course shall hold a certificate to teach at or above the firefighter I classification level.

(ii) Instructors for the firefighter I and II course shall hold a certificate to teach at the firefighter II classification level.

(e) The delivery of a firefighter I course or firefighter I and II course has been authorized by the chartered program's authorizing official.

(5) In order to apply for an additional classification during the charter cycle, a chartered program shall submit a written request to the executive director.

(a) The request shall include documentation required to support the additional classification.

(b) Additional classifications issued by the executive director shall expire on the chartered program's current expiration date.

(B) The executive director shall grant a volunteer firefighter classification to a chartered program that:

(1) Meets all requirements as set forth in rule 4765-24-03 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Provides the curriculum as set forth in rule 4765-24-09 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Utilizes individuals who hold a current and valid certificate to teach in accordance with Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code at or above the volunteer firefighter classification level;

(4) Has authorization from its authorizing official to provide a firefighter training course at the volunteer firefighter classification level.

(C) The executive director shall grant a firefighter I classification to a chartered program that:

(1) Meets all requirements as set forth in rule 4765-24-03 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Provides the curriculum as set forth in rule 4765-24-11 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Utilizes individuals who hold a current and valid certificate to teach in accordance with Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code at or above the firefighter I classification level;

(4) Has authorization from its authorizing official to provide a firefighter training course at the firefighter I classification level.

(D) The executive director shall grant a firefighter II classification to a chartered program that:

(1) Meets all requirements as set forth in rule 4765-24-03 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Provides the curriculum as set forth in rule 4765-24-13 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Utilizes individuals who hold a current and valid certificate to teach in accordance with Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code at the firefighter II classification level;

(4) Has authorization from its authorizing official to provide a firefighter training course at the firefighter II classification level.

(E) The executive director shall grant a fire safety inspector classification to a chartered program that:

(1) Meets all requirements as set forth in rule 4765-24-03 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Provides the curriculum as set forth in rule 4765-24-14 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Utilizes individuals who hold a current and valid fire safety inspector instructor certificate in accordance with Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Has authorization from its authorizing official to provide a fire safety inspector training course.

(F) The executive director shall grant a hazard recognition officer classification to a chartered program that:

(1) Meets all requirements as set forth in rule 4765-24-03 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Provides the curriculum as set forth in rule 4765-24-14 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Holds a fire safety inspector classification;

(4) Utilizes individuals, appointed by the program director, in accordance with the following:

(a) Each instructor shall hold a current and valid fire safety inspector certificate in accordance with Chapter 4765-20 of the Administrative Code.

(b) Each instructor shall hold a current and valid fire instructor or fire safety inspector instructor certificate in accordance with Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code.

(c) Each hazard recognition officer course instructor shall be actively functioning as a fire safety inspector and instructor.

(5) Has authorization from its authorizing official to provide a hazard recognition officer training course.

(G) The executive director shall grant a fire instructor classification to teach fire instructor and assistant fire instructor training courses to a chartered program that:

(1) Meets all requirements as set forth in rule 4765-24-03 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Provides the curriculum as set forth in rule 4765-24-15 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Utilizes individuals who hold a current and valid fire instructor certificate in accordance with Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Has authorization from its authorizing official to provide fire instructor and assistant fire instructor training courses within the fire instructor classification level;

(5) Utilizes individuals who hold a current and valid fire instructor certificate to teach in accordance with Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code.

(H) The executive director shall grant a live fire instructor classification to a chartered program that:

(1) Meets all requirements as set forth in rule 4765-24-03 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Provides the curriculum as set forth in rule 4765-24-15 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Holds a fire instructor classification;

(4) Utilizes instructors in accordance with the following:

(a) Each instructor shall hold a current and valid fire instructor or assistant fire instructor certificate in accordance with Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code.

(b) Each instructor providing instruction in any live fire training evolutions shall meet the live fire instructor requirements set forth in paragraphs (C), (D), (E), and (F) of rule 4765-21-03 of the Administrative Code.

(c) Each instructor shall be appointed by the program director as a live fire instructor trainer.

(5) Has authorization from its authorizing official to provide live fire instructor training courses.

(I) The executive director shall grant a fire safety inspector instructor classification to a chartered program that:

(1) Meets all requirements as set forth in rule 4765-24-03 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Provides the curriculum as set forth in rule 4765-24-16 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Utilizes individuals who hold a current and valid fire safety inspector certificate in accordance with Chapter 4765-20 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Utilizes individuals who hold a current and valid fire safety inspector instructor certificate in accordance with Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code;

(5) Has authorization from its authorizing official to provide an instructor training course at the fire safety inspector instructor classification level.

(J) A chartered program may voluntarily surrender its charter, or any classification by submitting a request to the executive director.

(1) Such request to surrender shall be in writing;

(2) Such surrender is subject to the executive directors approval;

(3) A surrender approved by the executive director becomes effective upon the date of approval.

(K) If a chartered program is under investigation by the division, acceptance of surrender is at the discretion of the executive director.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4765.55
Amplifies: 4765.55
Five Year Review Date: 10/1/2022
Prior Effective Dates: 1/24/2008, 4/7/2014, 1/1/2018