The Commission is comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor. Each member's appointment is for a six year term. Three members of the Commission are selected from a list of nominees submitted by the Tennessee Professional Fire Fighters Association, three members selected from a list of nominees submitted jointly by the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association, Tennessee Fireman's Association, and the Tennessee Fire Safety Inspector's Association; one of these members must be a volunteer firefighter. The final three members are selected by the Governor, one of which must be a volunteer firefighter and one must be a career firefighter. In addition, at least one member is to be at least 60 years of age and at least one member is to be a member of a racial minority. Each of the three Grand Divisions are represented on the Commission. The Commissioner of Commerce and Insurance and the Director of the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Academy serves as ex officio nonvoting members of the Commission.