Florida Senate - 2013                                Committee       Amendment
SB7040                                                  AGG              50

The Committee on Appropriations (Latvala) recommended the following 

Section: 05              EXPLANATION:

On Page: 187             Directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer 
                         Services to review safety protocols for wildland 
Spec App:                firefighters and provide recommendations for changes 
                         or enhancements by January 1, 2014.

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        Program: Forest And Resource Protection
        Wildfire Prevention And Management  42110200

        In Section 05  On Page 187


From the funds in Specific Appropriation 1380 through 1391, the 
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall review and 
recommend appropriate changes to the safety protocols currently utilized 
within the Florida Forestry Service for wildland firefighters in the 
prevention, detection and suppression of wildfires, to improve the 
safety of Florida's wildland firefighters. The department's review shall 
encompass the Florida Forestry Service's incident command organization 
system, training and qualifications for Florida's wildland firefighters, 
firefighter staffing levels, and agreements between the department and 
local fire departments. The review shall include reference to the 
National Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide published by the  
National Wildfire Coordinating Group. The department's report on the 
review together with any recommendations for improvements to the safety 
protocols used by the Florida Forestry Service shall be submitted to the 
Governor, President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives not later than January 1, 2014.

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