The Texas Commission on Fire Protection has issued proposed rules that would increase firefighter certification and other fees in order for the commission to become “self-funded.”  The rules would raise initial certification fees, renewal fees, test application fees, and late renewal fees.  Some fees will increase more than 200 percent. 

The commission held an emergency meeting on this issue in March.  The League filed comments at that time.  For more information on the rules, go to

Comments on the proposed rules are being accepted through April 24, 2011, and can be sent to Gary L. Warren, Sr., Executive Director, Texas Commission on Fire Protection, P.O. Box 2286, Austin, Texas 78768-2286 or e-mailed to

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