(1) An individual's
certification(s) shall automatically terminate upon the expiration of three (3)
years after such person ceases to be an active member of a fire department. It
shall be the responsibility of each individual fire department to notify the
Commission of any fire service personnel leaving the fire department due to
separation, termination, retirement, death, etc.
(2) Work for the Commission as a Commission
Member or Commission staff shall constitute continued work in the fire service
and shall not be considered as a separation from active fire service if that
individual is no longer employed by a fire department.
(3) Personnel leaving the fire service for
active military duty shall not be subject to termination of certification while
on active duty as stated in this part. It shall be the responsibility of each
individual fire department's Chief of Training to notify the Commission in
writing of any fire service personnel leaving the fire department on active
military duty for more than twelve (12) months. This notification shall be
submitted at the end of each twelve (12) month period.
(4) The Fire Fighter I/Hazardou Materials
Awareness/Hazardous Materials Operations Certificates shall terminate three (3)
years from the date of certification if the candidate has not become affiliated
with a department. If the candidate does become affiliated with a department,
it is the responsibility of the candidate to have the Chief of the Fire
Department notify the Commission Office, in writing, of the date of said
(5) Work as a full- or
part-time employee of a unit of government (local, state, or federal) in the
State of Tennessee, where the job responsibilities include, but are not limited
to, the training of fire fighters, fire investigations, fire inspections or
significant interaction with the fire services, shall not be considered to be a
separation from active fire service. It is the responsibility of the fire
fighter to provide proof to the Commission that his/her new job duties include
training of fire fighters, fire investigations, fire inspections or significant
interaction with the fire services in the State of Tennessee.
Tenn. Comp. R. &
filed August 27, 1979; effective October 10, 1979. Amendment filed November 8,
1990; effective December 23, 1990. Amendment filed October 14, 1994; effective
February 28, 1995. Repeal and new rule filed April 25, 2005; effective July 9,
2005. Amendment filed December 14, 2009; effective March 14, 2010. Amendment
filed October 27, 2014; effective January 25, 2015. Amendments filed July 27,
2018; effective 10/25/2018.
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