The Friday Report
  June 2, 2023
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The Fort Worth Fire Department is hosting Best EMS Resuscitation Academy on June 5 and 6. This is a free educational event for first responders and healthcare providers. The event will be held at Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex in Fort Worth. Breakfast/lunch will be provided along with CE credit. Click here to download the agenda.

Register for Day 2 HP-CPR (Session 1)

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SOURCE: Inceptive Mind
Increased calls for firefighters to respond to potentially violent emergencies, such as active shooters, demand better physical protection.

SOURCE: U.S. Fire Administration
A new study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) suggests that the amount of PFAS (chemicals linked to cancer and other diseases) present in firefighter turnout gear can be significantly reduced.

Industry’s First Fluorine Free Foam Guide
National Foam, Inc.®
National Foam, a recognized leader in fluorine free foam concentrates, has developed the industry’s first fluorine free foam guide as a comprehensive reference guide for professional firefighters. The guide outlines the basic characteristics and types of firefighting foam as well as application hardware and proper application techniques. Order your free digital copy today.
In honor of Memorial Day, Carry The Load made their annual stop at Fort Cavazos to show their support for the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

SOURCE: Texas A&M Forest Service
“The actions that homeowners take before a wildfire ignites are crucial to reducing structural ignitability and providing a safe environment for firefighters to work,” said Wes Moorehead, Texas A&M Forest Service Fire Chief. 

"The fire department really represented an opportunity for me to sort of claw my way out of, you know, less than perfect circumstances. And I'm like everybody else around here. I kind of bleed Arlington fire engine red because we live it 24/7," retiring chief Don Crowson said.

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The TCFP regional meetings will be held in June at the following locations:

Click the button below to download a report detailing every bill filed in the state legislature that TFCA is actively tracking.

This update covers the following:
  • Legislative Update "Wrap-Up" Edition Coming Soon
  • Bills on the Move
  • Federal Infrastructure Bill Update
  • City Officials Testify

Sounding the Alarm on Low Tire Pressure
Bellacorp, Inc.®
Fire Engines responding to calls expose tires to multiple hazards of glass, metal shards, screws and other tire puncturing road debris. Bellacorp, Inc. sells and supports commercial grade tire monitoring systems for fire trucks and big rigs. Full time/real time electronic monitoring from the cab ensures redundant safety checks for tires. Low pressure alarms alert personnel to sudden tire deflation in the field.
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Texas A&M Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) and Texas Task Force 2 (TX-TF2) applications will be available starting June 1 through July 31. Find detailed instruction, qualifications for each position, on our websites: or

The application will be accessible on June 1. For more information, email

Incident Safety Officer

The NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer course meets NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter Five “Incident Safety Officer.” Upon completion of this course you are eligible to schedule the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) exam, should you meet the TCFP requirements. Participants are also eligible to apply for certification through State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA). This course does NOT offer Pro Board certification.

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Live Fire Instructor

The NFPA 1041 Live Fire Instructor course is designed for firefighting personnel qualified to become live fire instructors and satisfies the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041 Standard for Fire and Emergency Services Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter Seven, “Live Fire Instructor.” It is designed around classroom lectures, group discussions, and group exercises to enhance skills needed to act as a live fire instructor and safely provide live fire training to emergency responders. Upon completion of this course, you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and skills testing. Registration will open on June 26.

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Fire Officer III

The NFPA 1021 Fire Officer III course is designed to meet the needs of fire executive management and satisfies the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter Six, “Fire Officer III.” It is designed around classroom lectures and group interactive exercises to improve your abilities to manage a fire service organization, with an emphasis on community/government relations, as well as model planning, budgeting, human resources, trends and support organizations, and emergency service delivery. This course includes a written project that requires you to develop a strategic plan. Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and project based testing.  Participants that receive a Pro Board certification are eligible for certification through Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) reciprocity. Registration will open on July 3.

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Fire and Life Safety Educator I

This course is designed for the individual who coordinates and delivers community fire and risk prevention programs that intend to eliminate or mitigate situations that endanger lives, property, and the environment. The Fire and Life Safety Educator I course is designed to satisfy the job performance requirements (JPRs) of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1035 Chapter Four and provide the tools necessary to obtain certification through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) and State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA). This NOT a Pro Board Course. Registration will open on July 5.

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On Duty Health
Komatsu Architecture
In this episode of Fire Law Roundup, hosts Brad and Curt discuss a St. Louis firefighter accused of using a credit card that belongs to the victim of a vehicular accident, the former fire chief of Denton County Emergency Services District 1 who has pled guilty to 13 counts of stealing while chief, a race discrimination suit brought by a Rochester firefighter who was required to attend a racist party while on duty in 2022, a rather unconventional civil rights lawsuit filed against first responders by a South Carolina man who is facing homicide charges, and a whistleblower lawsuit filed by an assistant chief with a Minnesota fire department who was let go earlier this year.

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Are You Ready?
Taking place each year during the third full week of June, Safety Stand Down highlights critical safety, health, and survival issues for fire and emergency services personnel. Departments are asked to suspend all non-emergency activities during the week to focus their attention on safety and health education efforts. The year's week of Safety Stand Down will take place June 18-24 and will cover topics relating to lithium-ion battery response and safety. These topics will be broken down into five daily focus areas: recognition of hazards, firefighting operations, firefighter safety, post-incident considerations, and public education. Click the button below to learn more.