The NFPA Standards Council is in receipt of a New Project Initiation Request for the development of an ANSI Accredited Standard to establish requirements for professional qualifications for fire service support personnel. Specifically, it is anticipated and requested that a standard be established to provide guidance on the professional qualifications for personnel engaged in functions that are in support of personnel and organizations assigned to firefighting, fire prevention and related services. The professional qualifications sought are not defined by other NFPA Professional Qualifications Standards. If this standard development is approved by the Standards Council, the standard may additionally address related topics as the Standards Council directs.
To assist the Standards Council in evaluating the proposal for new standards, NFPA is currently soliciting comments to gauge whether support exists for fire service support personnel professional qualifications standards development. NFPA specifically seeks input on the following:
Are you, or your organization, in favor of the development of a new standard establishing professional qualifications for fire service support personnel, including job performance requirements for operating on or near emergency scenes (rehabilitation, water supply, staging, communications, command post support, logistics) and non-emergency operations (community risk reduction, post fire support and victim advocate)?
Please state your reason(s), providing detail, for supporting or opposing the proposed fire service support personnel professional qualification standards development.
All comments in support or opposition to standards development on fire service support personnel professional qualifications should be submitted electronically, online by October 19, 2018 at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Additionally, if you are interested in participating as a technical committee member should standards development be approved by the Standards Council, please submit an application online at: Submit online application*.
*Applications being accepted for purposes of documenting applicant interest in committee participation. Acceptance of applications by NFPA does not guarantee or imply the Standards Council will ultimately approve standards development activity on this proposed subject matter.