2018 Legislature                                   CS for SB 394
    2         An act relating to fire safety; amending s. 633.408,
    3         F.S.; requiring the Division of State Fire Marshal to
    4         establish specified courses as a part of firefighter
    5         and volunteer firefighter training and certification;
    6         amending s. 633.508, F.S.; specifying the division’s
    7         authority to adopt rules for training related to
    8         cancer and mental health risks within the fire
    9         service; providing an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Paragraph (d) is added to subsection (1) of
   14  section 633.408, Florida Statutes, to read:
   15         633.408 Firefighter and volunteer firefighter training and
   16  certification.—
   17         (1) The division shall establish by rule:
   18         (d)Courses to provide training for career and volunteer
   19  firefighters related to cancer and mental health risks within
   20  the fire service. Such training must be a requirement for
   21  obtaining a Firefighter Certificate of Compliance, Volunteer
   22  Firefighter Certificate of Completion, or Special Certificate of
   23  Compliance. The training must include cancer and mental health
   24  awareness, prevention, mitigation, and treatment. The training
   25  must specifically include lifestyle, environmental, inherited,
   26  and occupational risks, and emphasize appropriate behavior,
   27  attitude, and cultural changes within the fire service.
   28  Certified firefighters shall have such training made available
   29  to them.
   30         Section 2. Subsection (2) of section 633.508, Florida
   31  Statutes, is amended to read:
   32         633.508 Workplace safety; rulemaking authority; division
   33  authority.—
   34         (2) The division shall have the authority to adopt rules
   35  for the purpose of ensuring safe working conditions for all
   36  firefighter employees by authorizing the enforcement of
   37  effective standards, by assisting and encouraging firefighter
   38  employers to maintain safe working conditions, and by providing
   39  for education and training in the field of safety, including
   40  training related to cancer and mental health risks within the
   41  fire service. Specifically, the division may by rule adopt the
   42  most current edition of all or any part of subparts C through T
   43  and subpart Z of 29 C.F.R. s. 1910; the National Fire Protection
   44  Association, Inc., Publication 1403, Standard on Live Fire
   45  Training Evolutions, as limited by subsection (6); and ANSI A
   46  10.4.
   47         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.