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AB-398 State Fire Marshal: certification.(2011-2012)



SECTION 1.

 Section 13159.2 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

13159.2.
 (a) For purposes of this section, the State Fire Marshal shall be referred to as the SFM.
(b) The SFM may accept certification by the United States Department of Defense as a firefighter as an alternative for the basic SFM training and certification standards for the position of Firefighter I of the California Fire Service Training and Education Program, if the United States Department of Defense certification is accompanied by a national certification or accreditation that has been approved by the SFM and that is based on the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress, Pro Board, or other accepted third-party certification standard.
(c) If the United States Department of Defense certification is not accompanied by a national certification approved by the SFM, as described in subdivision (b), the SFM shall follow the verification process adopted pursuant to the authority provided in Sections 13157 and 13159.