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Agency 15 - DEPARTMENT OF FIRE PROGRAMS

Chapter 10GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN REGULATION DEVELOPMENT AND PROMULGATION [REPEALED]
Chapter 11PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES
Chapter 20REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING CERTIFICATION STANDARDS FOR FIRE INSPECTORS
Chapter 30REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING THE CERTIFICATION STANDARDS FOR FIRE INVESTIGATORS
Chapter 40REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE CERTIFICATION OF INSTRUCTORS PROVIDING TRAINING AT LOCAL FIRE TRAINING FACILITIES



Chapter 10GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN REGULATION DEVELOPMENT AND PROMULGATION [REPEALED] (create report)
Section 10[Repealed]
Section 20[Repealed]
Section 30[Repealed]
Section 40[Repealed]
Section 50[Repealed]



Chapter 11PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES (create report)
Section 10Purpose
Section 20Definitions
Section 30Notification list
Section 40Information to be sent to persons on the notification list
Section 50Public comment
Section 60Petition for rulemaking
Section 70Appointment of regulatory advisory panel
Section 80Appointment of negotiated rulemaking panel
Section 90Meetings
Section 100Public hearings on regulations
Section 110Periodic review of regulations



Chapter 20REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING CERTIFICATION STANDARDS FOR FIRE INSPECTORS (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20Purpose
Section 30Instructors
Section 40Law-enforcement subjects
Section 50Legal matters
Section 60Reference materials and teaching aids
Section 70Additional reference materials
Section 80Minimum field training
Section 90Recommendation of certification; written report
Section 100Qualifications of candidates
Section 110Applications
Section 120Course completion
Section 130Grading
Section 140Attendance requirements; notice of absence
Section 150Schedule of class; selection of site
Section 160Duty of enforcement; grounds for disciplinary action
Section 170In-service training
Section 180Requirements of candidates
Section 190General
Section 200Properties of Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Section 210Storage, handling and use of flammable and combustible liquids
Section 220Underground storage tanks for flammable and combustible liquids
Section 230Aboveground storage tanks for flammable and combustible liquids
Section 240Inside storage tanks for flammable and combustible liquids
Section 250Outside container storage for flammable and combustible liquids
Section 260Inside container storage for flammable and combustible liquids
Section 270Flammable and combustible liquids fire extinguishment
Section 280Flammable and combustible liquids labeling
Section 290Transportation of flammable and combustible liquids
Section 300Properties of compressed and liquefied gases
Section 310Storage, handling and use of compressed and liquefied gases
Section 320Compressed and liquefied gases containers
Section 330Compressed and liquefied gases transfer operations
Section 340Compressed and liquefied gases leaks
Section 350Transportation of compressed and liquefied gases
Section 360Fire extinguishment of compressed and liquefied gases
Section 370Labeling of compressed and liquefied gases
Section 380Properties of explosives
Section 390Transportation of explosives
Section 400Identification of common hazards of explosives
Section 410Labeling of explosives, including fireworks
Section 420Storage of explosives, including fireworks
Section 430General
Section 440Specific hazardous materials
Section 450Combustible metals
Section 460Combustible dusts
Section 470Portable fire extinguishers
Section 480Fixed fire extinguishing systems
Section 490Sprinkler systems
Section 500Standpipe and hose systems
Section 510Private water supply systems
Section 520Heat, smoke and flame detection systems
Section 530Fire alarm systems and devices
Section 540Heating and cooking equipment
Section 550Principles of electricity
Section 560General
Section 570Means of egress
Section 580Interior finishes
Section 590Building construction
Section 600Building equipment
Section 610Decorations, decorative materials and furnishings
Section 620Fire drills
Section 630General fire safety
Section 640General
Section 650Report preparation
Section 660Code enforcement equipment
Section 670Plans and specifications
Section 680Fire cause determination
Section 690Miscellaneous
Section 700Purpose
Section 710Instructors
Section 720Reference material
Section 730Field training
Section 740Qualifications
Section 750Grading
Section 760Attendance
Section 770School location and dates
Section 780Discipline
Section 790In-service training
Section 800Requirements of candidates
Section 810Flammable and combustible liquids
Section 820Compressed and liquefied gases
Section 830Explosives, including fireworks
Section 840Natural and synthetic fibers
Section 850Combustible dusts
Section 860Fire protection equipment
Section 870Water supply systems
Section 880Heating and cooking equipment
Section 890Industrial ovens and furnaces
Section 900Safety to life
Section 910Means of egress
Section 920Interior finishes
Section 930Building construction
Section 940Building equipment
Section 950Decorations, decorative materials and furnishings
Section 960Fire loads
Section 970Occupant loads
Section 980Code enforcement
Section 990Plans and specifications
Section 1000Emergency evacuation plans
Section 1010Fire cause determination
Section 1020Miscellaneous
Section 1030Communication
Section 1040Demonstrate how to properly use the telephone in communications
Section 1050Demonstrate proper standard radio-use techniques
Section 1060Identify the basic techniques of notetaking
Section 1070Be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of report writing principles
Section 1080Issue of Summonses
Section 1090Court system
Section 1100Fire inspection warrants



Chapter 30REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING THE CERTIFICATION STANDARDS FOR FIRE INVESTIGATORS (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20Purpose
Section 30Instructors
Section 40Legal matters
Section 50Fire and related investigation matters
Section 60Alternate means of certification
Section 70Reference material
Section 80Fire investigator course
Section 90Current legal decisions
Section 100Other reference material
Section 110Field training
Section 120Written report
Section 130Driver training course
Section 140Compliance with rules
Section 150Vehicle pullover techniques
Section 160Application
Section 170Endorsement
Section 180Grading
Section 190Attendance
Section 200School location and dates
Section 210Discipline
Section 220Inservice training
Section 230School approval
Section 240Grading
Section 250Orientation
Section 260The role of law-enforcement
Section 270Law-enforcement within the criminal justice system
Section 280Law-enforcement as a profession
Section 290Protection of life
Section 300Laws on use of force
Section 310Safe handling and use of deadly weapons
Section 320Handgun; day; range (target)
Section 330Handgun; night; range (target)
Section 340Handgun; combat; day range
Section 350Handgun; combat; night range
Section 360Safe use of nondeadly weapons
Section 370Protective breathing apparatus
Section 380Unarmed confrontations
Section 390Effects of training
Section 400Basic principles of unarmed confrontation
Section 410Communication
Section 420Interpersonal communication
Section 430Telephone
Section 440Radio
Section 450Notetaking
Section 460Report writing principles
Section 470Application of skills; persuasiveness
Section 480Persuasion techniques
Section 490Understanding of constitutionality; interview and interrogation distinguished
Section 500Interviewing techniques
Section 510Arrest procedures and techniques
Section 520Duties and constitutionality of arrest; probable cause
Section 530Elements of arrest; temporary detention distinguished
Section 540Powers of arrest
Section 550Search procedures and techniques
Section 560Restraint devices
Section 570Transport of prisoners
Section 580Legally required records
Section 590Patrol function
Section 600Perception techniques
Section 610Observation techniques
Section 620Pedestrian approach
Section 630Vehicle stops
Section 640Methods
Section 650Stop and approach tactics
Section 660Building area search
Section 670Tactical considerations; crimes-in-progress
Section 680Handling disputes
Section 690Family disputes
Section 700Mentally ill
Section 710Fire investigator survival
Section 720Agency referral
Section 730Legal and ethical restraints on search and seizure of evidence
Section 740Probable cause for searches
Section 750Concepts of evidence
Section 760Laws regarding search and seizure
Section 770Techniques of search
Section 780Chain of evidence
Section 790Required understanding of basic law
Section 800Basic legal concepts
Section 810Virginia criminal law
Section 820Larceny
Section 830Extortion law
Section 840Embezzlement law
Section 850Forgery; fraud law
Section 860Burglary law
Section 870Receiving stolen property law
Section 880Trespass and malicious mischief law
Section 890Arson law
Section 900Assault and battery law
Section 910Aggravated assaults law
Section 920Fire scene control
Section 930Robbery law
Section 940Abduction law
Section 950Murder law
Section 960Sex crimes law
Section 970Attempt; conspiracy; solicitation
Section 980Obstruction of justice
Section 990Criminal investigation
Section 1000Crime scene notes and sketches
Section 1010Crime scene sketches
Section 1020Information gathering and surveillance operations
Section 1030Surveillance operations
Section 1040Courtroom demeanor
Section 1050Auto theft investigation
Section 1060Narcotics and dangerous drugs laws
Section 1070Narcotics
Section 1080Controlled or abused substances
Section 1090Standards, procedures, and laws as to juvenile matters
Section 1100Juvenile law
Section 1110Crimes against children
Section 1120Vehicle registration and licensing
Section 1130Issuing summons and warnings
Section 1140Custody procedures; booking process
Section 1150Crime information and communication systems
Section 1160Wants and warrants
Section 1170License identification
Section 1180Organization and operation of courts
Section 1190Behavior of fire
Section 1200Chemistry of fire
Section 1210Classifications of fire
Section 1220Backdrafts; flashovers
Section 1230Combustion by-products
Section 1240Fire gases
Section 1250Classifications of building construction
Section 1260Structural loads and loading
Section 1270Significant building elements
Section 1280Structural fire protection
Section 1290Effect of construction type on spread of fire
Section 1300Point of origin
Section 1310Initial investigation procedures
Section 1320Locating point of origin
Section 1330Precautions
Section 1340Motivation of firesetter
Section 1350Distinction between "motive" and "intent"
Section 1360Fraud
Section 1370Pyromania
Section 1380Motives for arson
Section 1390Fire causes
Section 1400Lies about fires
Section 1410Accidental fires
Section 1420Expert assistance
Section 1430Incendiary fires
Section 1440Flammable liquids
Section 1450Extreme heat
Section 1460Appliances and equipment
Section 1470Insurance
Section 1480Insurance and arson
Section 1490Defense against arson
Section 1500Camera operations and features
Section 1510Methods of storage of prints, slides, and negatives
Section 1520Preservation of chain of evidence
Section 1530Use of photography
Section 1540Purpose of sketches
Section 1550Definition of sketching
Section 1560Types of sketching
Section 1570Legends
Section 1580Two and three dimensional sketches
Section 1590Plotting methods
Section 1600Description of recorded information at scene
Section 1610Structures
Section 1620Securing of incident scene
Section 1630Areas for description
Section 1640Individuals to be interviewed
Section 1650Information to be collected
Section 1660Taking of fingerprints
Section 1670Latent prints
Section 1680General knowledge of explosive devices
Section 1690Notification
Section 1700Accidental fire
Section 1710Age of structure
Section 1720Accidental fires
Section 1730Grain elevators and silos
Section 1740Causes of wildland fires
Section 1750Fire travel
Section 1760Effects of terrain and wind
Section 1770Examination methods
Section 1780Indicators
Section 1790Vehicle fires
Section 1800Individual examinations
Section 1810Items to be examined at incident scene
Section 1820Items in examination of burned vehicle
Section 1830Possible accomplices
Section 1840Owners; occupants
Section 1850Scene security
Section 1860Criteria as to movement of bodies of victims
Section 1870Location, position, and appearance of victims
Section 1880Violations of codes
Section 1890Factors relating to actions of victims or others
Section 1900Identification of time and cause
Section 1910Community relations
Section 1920Arson and crime prevention
Section 1930Good communications
Section 1940Fire related laws
Section 1950Fire scene
Section 1960Review
Section 1970Review



Chapter 40REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE CERTIFICATION OF INSTRUCTORS PROVIDING TRAINING AT LOCAL FIRE TRAINING FACILITIES (create report)
Section 10Definitions
Section 20Fire related training
Section 30Faculty member
Section 40Approval
Section 50Adjunct faculty
Section 60Exceptions
Section 70Approved individuals
Section 80Training course
Section 90Good cause prohibition of local training; appeal
Section 100Fire training center
Section 110Live fire training; supervision