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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Minutes and agenda, 1970-2011,

Meeting supporting documentation, 2008-2009,

Executive orders, 1991-2009,

Organization charts, 2000, 2003-2009,

Litigation files, 2004, 2007,

News releases and publications, 1972-1973, 1981, 1993, 1995-1997,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Commission on Fire Protection:

An Inventory of Commission on Fire Protection Records at the Texas State Archives, 1970-2011



Overview

Creator: Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
Title: Commission on Fire Protection records
Dates: 1970-2011
Abstract: The Texas Commission on Fire Protection helps to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Texas by developing and enforcing professional standards for fire service personnel. Records of the commission consist mainly of meeting agenda, minutes, and supporting documentation that document the work accomplished by the commission at its meetings, as well as executive orders, organization charts, litigation files, and a small quantity of memoranda, brochures, and other publications, dating 1970-2011. Minutes and agenda spanning 1970-1991 are of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education, one of the predecessor agencies of the Commission on Fire Protection.
Quantity: 3.75 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection was created in 1991 (Senate Bill 383, 72nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session) by combining two agencies (the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education and the Texas Fire Department Emergency Board) and transferring certain fire protection duties from a third agency (the Texas State Board of Insurance). The mission of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection is to help protect the lives and property of the citizens of Texas by developing and enforcing professional standards for fire service personnel. The agency provides education and assistance to the fire service primarily through its fire protection resource library. The agency's fire service standards and certification division enforces statewide fire service standards through four program areas: certification, training approval and testing, standards compliance, and curriculum development.

The commission is composed of 13 members, appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate for staggered terms of six years with four or five members' terms expiring February 1 of each odd-numbered year:

  • two members nominated by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association who are chief officers with a minimum rank that is equivalent to the position immediately below that of the fire chief and who are employed in fire departments as defined by Section 419.021 that are under the jurisdiction of the commission, at least one of whom must be the head of a fire department and one of whom must be employed by a political subdivision with a population of less than 100,000;
  • two members nominated by the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters who are fire protection personnel as defined by Section 419.021 with the rank of battalion chief or below and who are employed in fire departments or other appropriate local authorities under the jurisdiction of the commission, one of whom must be employed by a political subdivision with a population of less than 100,000;
  • two members nominated by the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas who are volunteer fire chiefs or volunteer fire fighters;
  • one certified fire protection engineer;
  • one certified arson investigator or certified fire protection inspector;
  • one fire protection instructor from an institution of higher education as defined by Section 61.003, Education Code;
  • and four public members.

(Sources include: the Texas Commission on Fire Protection web site, accessed March 2012; and Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th edition (2001).)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection helps to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Texas by developing and enforcing professional standards for the fire service. Records of the commission consist mainly of meeting agenda, minutes, and supporting documentation that document the work accomplished by the commission at its meetings, as well as executive orders, organization charts, litigation files, and a small quantity of memoranda, brochures, and other publications, dating 1970-2011. Minutes and agenda spanning 1970-1991 are of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education, one of the predecessor agencies of the Commission on Fire Protection. Minutes, agenda, and supporting documentation for advisory committees are also included.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized by State Archives staff into six series:
Minutes and agenda, 1970-2011, 1.65 cubic ft.
Meeting supporting documentation, 2008-2009, 0.4 cubic ft.
Executive orders, 1991-2009, 1.7 cubic ft.
Organization charts, 2000, 2003-2009, fractional
Litigation files, 2004, 2007, fractional
News releases and publications, 1972-1973, 1981, 1993-1997, fractional

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education of the State of Texas.
Subjects:
Fire prevention--Texas.
Fire prevention--Study and teaching--Texas.
Fire fighters--Training of--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Fire prevention--Texas--1970-2011.
Agendas--Fire prevention--Texas--1976-2011.
Executive orders--Fire prevention--Texas--1991-2009.
Organization charts--Fire prevention--Texas--2000, 2003-2009.
Litigation--Fire prevention--Texas--2004, 2007.
Memorandums--Fire prevention--Texas--1972-1973, 1995, 1997.
Brochures--Fire prevention--Texas--1981, 1993.
Press releases--Fire prevention--Texas--1996.
Functions:
Regulating fire prevention standards.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Firemen's Pension Commission / Statewide Volunteer Fire Fighters' Retirement System, Minutes, 1987-1995, fractional [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2002/186, see reference staff for assistance.]
Texas Fire Alarm Advisory Council, Minutes, April 1992-April 1995, fractional [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2002/183, see reference staff for assistance.]
Texas Department of Insurance, State Fire Marshal press releases and newsletters, 1979-1981, 1987, 1989, bulk 1980-1981, fractional
Texas Department of Insurance, State Fire Marshal key rate files, 1893, 1904-1999, undated, bulk 1930-1997, 187 cubic ft., 1347 maps

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Commission on Fire Protection records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1998/134, 2002/185, 2004/214, 2006/172, 2007/091, 2007/109, 2007/125, 2011/063, 2011/295, 2012/023

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on May 28, 1998; August 12, 2002; August 18, 2004; January 26, 2006; January 29, 2007; March 8, 2007; March 14, 2007; September 14, 2010; and February 17, 2011; and by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection on October 21, 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Tony Black, March 2007

New accession added and editing of description by Rebecca Romanchuk, March 2012

Other Formats for the Records

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection posts agenda (in HTML format) and meeting notebooks (in PDF format) for both the commission and the advisory committees on the agency web site at http://www.tcfp.texas.gov/calendar/calendar_archive.asp.

Location of Originals

The record copies of minutes and agenda are maintained by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Minutes and agenda, 1970-2011,
1.65 cubic ft.

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection helps to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Texas by developing and enforcing professional standards for the fire service. Records of the commission consist mainly of meeting minutes and agenda that document the work accomplished by the commission at its meetings, dating 1970-2011. Minutes and agenda spanning 1970-1991 are of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education, one of the predecessor agencies of the Commission on Fire Protection. See the series Meeting supporting documentation for further evidence of meeting topics and actions for the period 2008-2009.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order by State Archives staff.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Minutes and agenda, Texas Commission on Fire Protection records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1998/134, 2002/185, 2004/214, 2007/091, 2007/109, 2007/125, 2011/063, 2011/295, 2012/023
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on May 28, 1998; August 12, 2002; August 18, 2004; January 29, 2007; March 8, 2007; March 14, 2007; September 14, 2010; and February 17, 2011; and by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection on October 21, 2011.
Restrictions on Access
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Processing Information
Processed by Tony Black, March 2007
New accession added and editing of description by Rebecca Romanchuk, March 2012
Box
1998/134-1 Texas Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education minutes and agenda, 1970-1991
Minutes, March 1970 thru November 1977
[bound volume]
Minutes of special meeting, May 1972
Minutes of special meeting, March 1976
Agenda, November 1976
Agenda, April 1977
Minutes, January 1978
Minutes, April 1978
Minutes, June 1978
Minutes and agenda, public hearing minutes and agenda, July 1978
Minutes and agenda, October 1978
Minutes, January 1979
Minutes and agenda, April 1979
Minutes and agenda, July 1979
Minutes and agenda, October 1979
Minutes, January 1980
Minutes, February 1980
Minutes, April 1980
Minutes, July 1980
Minutes, October 1980
Minutes, January 1981
Minutes, April 1981
Minutes, July 1981
Minutes, October 1981
Minutes, January 1982
Minutes, April 1982
Special budget meeting minutes, May 1982
Minutes, July 1982
Minutes, October 1982
Minutes, January 1983
Minutes, April 1983
Minutes, July 1983
Minutes, August 1983
Minutes, September 1983
Minutes, October 1983
Minutes, November 1983
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1998/134-2 Minutes, January 1984
Minutes, April 1984
Minutes, June 1984
Minutes, July 1984
Minutes, October 1984
Minutes, January 1985
Minutes, April 1985
Minutes, July 1985
Minutes, September 1985
Minutes, October 1985
Minutes, January 1986
Minutes and agenda, April 1986
Minutes and agenda, July 1986
Minutes, October 1986
Minutes and agenda, January 1987
Minutes and agenda, April 1987
Minutes, July 1987
Minutes and agenda, October 1987
Minutes, January 1988
Minutes and agenda, April 1988
Minutes, July 1988
Minutes and agenda, October 1988
Minutes and agenda, January 1989
Minutes and agenda, April 1989
Minutes and agenda, July 1989
Minutes and agenda, October 1989
Minutes and agenda, January 1990
Minutes and agenda, April 1990
Minutes, July 1990
Minutes and agenda, October 1990
Minutes and agenda, January 1991
Minutes and agenda, April 1991
Executive Director Selection Board minutes, July 1991
Box
2002/185-1 Texas Commission on Fire Protection minutes and agenda, 1991-2011
Minutes and agenda, July 1991
Minutes and agenda, August 1991
Minutes and agenda, October 1991
Minutes and agenda, November 1991
Minutes and agenda, December 1991
Minutes and agenda, January 1992
Minutes and agenda, April 1992
Minutes and agenda, July 1992
Minutes and agenda, August 1992
Minutes and agenda, October 1992
Minutes and agenda, January 1993
Minutes and agenda, February 1993
Minutes and agenda, April 1993
Minutes and agenda, July 1993
Minutes and agenda, October 1993
Minutes and agenda, January 1994
Minutes and agenda, February 1994
Minutes and agenda, March 1994
Minutes and agenda, April 11-12, 1994
Minutes and agenda, April 13-15, 1994
Agenda, May 1994
Minutes and agenda, June 1994
Minutes and agenda, July 1994
Minutes and agenda, October 1994
Agenda, November 1994
Minutes and agenda, January 1995
Minutes and agenda, April 1995
Minutes and agenda, June 1995
Minutes and agenda, July 1995
Minutes and agenda, August 1995
Minutes and agenda, October 1995
Minutes and agenda, November 1995
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2002/185-2 Minutes and agenda, January 1996
Minutes and agenda, February 1996
Minutes and agenda, April 1996
Minutes and agenda, June 1996
Minutes and agenda, July 1996
Minutes and agenda, October 1996
Minutes and agenda, December 1996
Minutes and agenda, January 1997
Minutes and agenda, April 1997
Minutes and agenda, June 1997
Minutes and agenda, July 1997
Minutes and agenda, December 1997
Minutes and agenda, January 1998
Minutes and agenda, April 1998
Minutes and agenda, July 1998
[2 meetings]
Minutes and agenda, October 1998
Minutes and agenda, January 1999
Minutes and agenda, March 1999
Minutes and agenda, April 1999
Minutes and agenda, July 1999
Minutes and agenda, October 1999
Minutes and agenda, January 2000
Minutes and agenda, May 2000
Minutes and agenda, July 2000
Minutes and agenda, October 2000
Minutes and agenda, January 2001
Minutes and agenda, April 2001
Minutes and agenda, July 2001
Minutes and agenda, November 2001
Minutes and agenda, January 31-February 1, 2002
Minutes and agenda, April 2002
Minutes and agenda, June 2002
Minutes and agenda, October 2002
Minutes and agenda, January 2003
Minutes and agenda, May 2003
Minutes and agenda, July 31-August 1, 2003
Minutes and agenda, October 2003
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2012/023-1 Minutes and agenda, January-October 2004
Minutes and agenda, February-October 2005
Minutes and agenda, February-October 2006
Minutes and agenda, January-October 2007
Minutes and agenda, January-October 2008
Minutes and agenda, January-October 2009
Minutes and agenda, January-October 2010
Minutes and agenda, January-May 2011
Box
2012/023-2 Funds Allocation Advisory Committee minutes, 1991-1995
Minutes, November 1991
Minutes, December 11-12, 1991
Minutes, December 30-31, 1991
Minutes, January 1992
Minutes, April 1992
Minutes, July 1992
Minutes, August 1992
Minutes, October 1992
Minutes, January thru October 1993
Minutes, January and October 1994
Minutes, January thru October 1995
Fire Protection Personnel Advisory Committee minutes and agenda, 1991-1997
Minutes and agenda, December 1991
Minutes and agenda, January 1992
Minutes and agenda, February-December 1992
Minutes and agenda, March-December 1993
Minutes and agenda, March-December 1994
Minutes and agenda, January-November 1995
Minutes and agenda, January-December 1996
Minutes and agenda, March-August 1997
Volunteer Fire Fighter Advisory Committee minutes and agenda, 1991-1995, 1997
Minutes, December 1991
Minutes and agenda, April 1992
[Missing February, March 1992.]
Minutes and agenda, July-December 1992
Minutes and agenda, March-October 1993
Minutes and agenda, January-December 1994
Minutes and agenda, March-December 1995
[1996 meetings missing.]
Minutes and agenda, March-August 1997
[The Volunteer Fire Fighter Advisory Committee was superseded by the Fire Fighter Advisory Committee in 1998.]
Fire Fighter Advisory Committee minutes and agenda, 1998-2011
Minutes and agenda, March-October 1998
Minutes and agenda, January-September 1999
Minutes and agenda, February-December 2000
Minutes and agenda, March-October 2001
Minutes and agenda, January-December 2002
Minutes and agenda, March-August 2003
Minutes and agenda, February, September 2004
Minutes and agenda, January-October 2005
Minutes and agenda, January-November 2006
Minutes and agenda, March-December 2007
Minutes and agenda, March-October 2008
Minutes and agenda, March-September 2009
[Missing December 2009.]
Minutes and agenda, March-December 2010
Minutes and agenda, March 2011
Fire Extinguisher Advisory Council minutes, 1993, 1995
Minutes, June 1993
Minutes, December 1995
Fire Protection (Sprinkler) Advisory Council minutes, 1994-1995
Minutes, April and June 1994
Minutes, February thru December 1995

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Meeting supporting documentation, 2008-2009,
0.4 cubic ft.

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection helps to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Texas by developing and enforcing professional standards for the fire service. The commission's meeting supporting documentation dates 2008-2009 and includes printed exhibits and other material introduced for review and action at the commission's meetings. See the series Minutes and agenda for summaries of meeting topics and actions of the predecessor agency Texas Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education (1970-1991), and of the Commission on Fire Protection (1991-2011).
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order by State Archives staff.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Meeting supporting documentation, Texas Commission on Fire Protection records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2012/023
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection on October 21, 2011.
Restrictions on Access
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Processing Information
Rebecca Romanchuk, March 2012
Box
2012/023-1 Texas Commission on Fire Protection meeting supporting documentation, 2008-2009
January 2008
March 2008
April 2008
July 2008
October 2008
January 2009
April 2009
July 2009
Fire Fighter Advisory Committee meeting supporting documentation, 2008-2009
June 2008
October 2008
March 2009
June 2009
September 2009

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Executive orders, 1991-2009,
1.7 cubic ft.

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection helps to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Texas by developing and enforcing professional standards for the fire service. Executive orders of the commission, 1991-2009, initiate, rescind, or amend a regulation, policy, or procedure that governs the commission's programs, services, or projects.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in consecutive and chronological order by executive order number, as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Executive orders, Texas Commission on Fire Protection records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2012/023
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection on October 21, 2011.
Restrictions on Access
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Processing Information
Rebecca Romanchuk, March 2012
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2012/023-3 Executive orders, 1991-2009
91-001 thru 92-051, 1991-1992
92-052 thru 93-008, 1992-1993
93-009 thru 93-068, 1993
93-069 thru 94-026, 1993-1994
94-027 thru 94-080, 1994
94-081 thru 95-011, 1994-1995
95-012 thru 95-057, 1995
95-058 thru 96-015, 1995-1996
96-016 thru 97-018, 1996-1997
97-019 thru 98-056, 1997-1998
98-057 thru 99-033, 1998-1999
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2012/023-4 99-034 thru 00-015, 1999-2000
00-016 thru 01-033, 2000-2001
01-034 thru 02-050, 2001-2002
02-052 thru 03-025, 2002-2003
03-026 thru 04-015, 2003-2004
04-016 thru 05-042, 2004-2005
05-043 thru 07-004, 2005-2007
07-005 thru 09-038, 2007-2009

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Organization charts, 2000, 2003-2009,
fractional

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection helps to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Texas by developing and enforcing professional standards for the fire service. The commission's organization charts, 2000, 2003-2009, graphically illustrate the structure of various organizational units within the commission.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Organization charts, Texas Commission on Fire Protection records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2012/023
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection on October 21, 2011.
Restrictions on Access
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Processing Information
Rebecca Romanchuk, March 2012
Box
2012/023-4 Organization charts, 2000, 2003-2009

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Litigation files, 2004, 2007,
fractional

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection helps to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Texas by developing and enforcing professional standards for the fire service. Litigation files of the commission, 2004, 2007, were created by the commission in anticipation of or in the adjudication of discrimination lawsuits.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Litigation files, Texas Commission on Fire Protection records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2012/023
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection on October 21, 2011.
Restrictions on Access
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Processing Information
Rebecca Romanchuk, March 2012
Box
2012/023-4 Responses to discrimination complaints, 2004, 2007

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News releases and publications, 1972-1973, 1981, 1993, 1995-1997,
fractional

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection helps to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Texas by developing and enforcing professional standards for the fire service. News releases and publications 1972-1973, 1981, 1993, 1995-1997, were created to publicize the commission's events and hearings, and to educate the public about fire safety and arson reporting.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order by State Archives staff.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), News releases and publications, Texas Commission on Fire Protection records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2006/172
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on January 26, 2006.
Restrictions on Access
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Processing Information
Rebecca Romanchuk, March 2012
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2012/023-4 Texas Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education, 1972-1973, 1981
Memoranda on public hearings on minimum standards, 1972-1973
Agency brochures, March 1981
Texas Commission on Fire Protection, 1993, 1995-1997
Brochure, flyer, memoranda, news release, 1993, 1995-1997

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