Article 5. California Fire And Arson Training Act of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 12. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 5.
This article shall be known and may be cited as the
California Fire and Arson Training Act.
The State Fire Marshal, with policy guidance and advice
from the State Board of Fire Services, shall:
(a) Establish and validate recommended minimum standards for fire
protection personnel and fire protection instructors at all career
(b) Develop course curricula for arson, fire technology, and
apprenticeship training for use in academies, colleges, and other
(c) Develop, validate, update, copyright, and maintain security
over a complete series of promotional examinations based on the
minimum standards established pursuant to subdivision (a).
(d) Have the authority to make the examinations developed pursuant
to subdivision (c) available to any agency of the state, to any
political subdivision within the state, or to any other testing
organization, as he or she deems appropriate.
(e) Establish any fees which are necessary to implement this
section. However, the State Fire Marshal shall not establish or
collect any fees for training classes provided by the State Fire
Marshal to fire protection personnel relating to state laws and
regulation which local fire services are authorized or required to
(f) Promote, sponsor, and administer the California Fire Academy
(g) Establish procedures for seeking, accepting, and administering
gifts and grants for use in implementing the intents and purposes of
the California Fire and Arson Training Act.
(h) The recommended minimum standards established pursuant to
subdivision (a) shall not apply to any agency of the state or any
agency of any political subdivision within the state unless that
agency elects to be subject to these standards.
The State Fire Marshal shall:
(a) Jointly, with the California Professional Firefighters,
promote participation in, sponsor, and administer the California
Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Program as the preemployment
recruitment, selection, and training system to be utilized for entry
(b) Establish advisory committees or panels, as necessary, to
assist the State Fire Marshal in carrying out his or her function
under this article.
There is established in the State Treasury the California
Fire and Arson Training Fund. All revenue collected pursuant to
Section 13159.8 shall be paid into this fund and these moneys shall
be available when appropriated by the Legislature for the office of
the State Fire Marshal to carry out the provisions of this article.