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Board: Alaska Fire Standards Council

Board identification number: 202


Authority: AS 18.70.320;

Status: Active

Sunset date:

Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required

Prohibitions: Members of the council may not serve beyond the time the member holds the office that established eligibility for appointment.

Term: 4 years

Chair: Council selects.

Description: The council consists of 12 members – 11 appointed by the Governor: 2 chief administrative officers or fire chiefs (only one of these may be from a fire department that consists entirely of paid employees); 4 representatives of fire fighters, including at least one member of the Alaska State Fire Fighters Association and at least one member of the Alaska Professional Fire Fighters Association (these members may not, while serving on the council, be a fire chief); 2 volunteer fire fighters, one from a community with a population of 2,500 or less and one from a community with a population greater than 2,500; 2 members of the public at large with at least one member from a community with a population of 2,500 or less; and 1 member of the Alaska Fire Chiefs Association. In addition, the state fire marshal or a designee of the state fire marshal shall serve on the council during his or her continuance in office.

Function: The council may adopt regulations for the administration of AS 18.70.320-18.70.369 including establishing minimum training and performance standards for certification of fire services personnel; establish minimum fire training curriculum requirements for certification of training programs that are designed to enable trainees to meet these standards; govern the procedure for certification of fire services training programs that meet the minimum curriculum requirements; govern the procedure for certification of individuals who satisfy the minimum training and performance standards; govern the procedure for revocation of the certificate of a person or program; consult and cooperate with municipalities, agencies of the state, other governmental agencies, universities, colleges, and other institutions concerning the development of fire services training schools and programs offered in the state; employ an administrator and other persons necessary to carry out its duties and charge and collect fees determined by the council to be necessary.

Special facts: The governor shall appoint members of each association named from a list of at least three nominees submitted by each association. The governor may reject a list submitted and request that another list be submitted.

Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem

Meetings: At least two meetings per year, usually spring and fall. Spring meeting typically the last week of January or first week February.

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Mark Brauneis
Fire Standards Council Administrator

5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507-1225
Phone: (907) 269-5061
Fax: (907) 269-0134

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