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INSTRUCTOR REGISTRATION

To register as a CA State Fire Training (SFT) instructor means you wish to teach SFT curriculum. There is no fee in becoming registered, and it does not lead to professional certification. To submit your application for registration, please follow the instructions below.

For more information, please contact:

Lynne Gibboney
Ph. (916) 445-8154
Lynne.Gibboney@fire.ca.gov
Note: Closed 12-1pm for lunch


INSTRUCTOR REGISTRATION CHANGES INFORMATION BULLETIN

State Fire Training proposed new instructor requirements and terminology that was approved by both Statewide Training and Education Advisory Committee (STEAC) in July 2017 and the State Board of Fire Services (SBFS) in August 2017. This Instructor Registration bulletin aims to address and clarify instructor registration requirements from now through January 1, 2019 as a result of the upcoming changes. If you are still unsure about the requirements necessary to become an instructor or have questions regarding what is changing then consider reviewing this informational bulletin.


INSTRUCTOR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

If you are interested in teaching a CA State Fire Training course then select a discipline below, find the course that you would like to teach, and verify that you have meet the requirements. All requirements are linked directly to the SFT Procedures Manual.

REQUIREMENTS

Command

Primary

Community Risk Officer

Primary

 
Confined Space Rescue Tech

Primary

Senior

Driver/Operator Instructor

Primary

Fire Control

Primary

Senior

Fire Fighting and Rescue

Primary

Hazardous Materials Instructor

Primary

Incident Command System

Primary

Instructor Series

Primary

Investigation

Primary

Management

Primary

Prevention

Primary

Public Education

Primary

Rescue Systems

Primary

Senior

Rope Rescue Technician Primary

Senior

Trench Rescue Technician Primary

Senior


INSTRUCTOR TASK BOOKS

The following is a list of subjects that currently require a completed task book in order to successfully meet the requirements for instructor registration.

TASK BOOKS
Confined Space Rescue Tech (2008)

Primary

Senior

Fire Control 3A (2009)

Primary

Senior

Fire Control 3B (2009)

Primary

Senior

Fire Control 4 (2015)

Primary

Senior

Fire Fighter Survival (2010)

Primary

Low Angle Rope Rescue Operational (2007)

Primary

RIC Operations  (2011)

Primary

Rescue Systems I (2010)

Primary

Senior
Rescue Systems II (2010)

Primary

Senior
Rescue Systems III: Collapse Tech (2012)

Primary

Senior

Rope Rescue Tech Primary

Senior

Trench Rescue Tech. (2014)

Primary

Senior


APPLICATION PROCESS

Forms and Information

Instructor Application Form
Experience Letter from Chief (sample)

How to Apply

1. View the application requirements above
OR Refer to the SFT Procedures Manual (ver. 2015) p. 69.

2. Print the Instructor Application form

3. Complete the Instructor Application form & provide all supporting documents:

    I. Fill in the application form completely, and check off all of the classes that you are applying for.
    II. Include a current resume, copies of your applicable SFT course certificates, task books (when applicable) and your experience letter from the Fire Chief qualifying your experience.

4. Submit completed application packet & supporting documents using one of the following;

    I. By Mail to the address listed on top of the Instructor Application form.
    II. In Person to the street address listed on the top of the Instructor Application form.

***Do not apply for registration until you have met all requirements***


INSTRUCTOR NEWS

2018

SFT Seeking Ethical Leadership SFT SEEKING ETHICAL LEADERSHIP IN THE CLASSROOM COURSE UPDATE CADRE MEMBERS
February 2018

SFT is accepting applications for the Ethical Leadership in the Classroom course update. This course will provide the student with concepts and theories of the ethical decision - making process, help students recognize the signs of an ethical dilemma, identify advantages and disadvantages of ethical behavior, and an opportunity to review examples of classroom situations in which instructors used their leadership role to either encourage or discourage ethical behavior. Participants in this class will examine ethics, values, principles, and morality. The deadline to submit cadre applications is March 2, 2018. For cadre information and how to apply please see the Cadre Bulletin.

Swift Water Rescue Training photo SFT SEEKING WATER RESCUE CADRE MEMBERS
February 2018

SFT is accepting applications for the River/Flood Water Rescue Cadre and Surface Water Rescue Cadre. The River/Flood Cadre will work to develop the following courses: River and Flood Technician, River and Flood Motorized Rescue Boat Technician, River and Flood Awareness (Time Permitting), and Water Rescue First Responder Operations (Time Permitting). NOTE:  River Water Rescue is referred to as "Swift Water Rescue" in NFPA documents. The Surface Water Rescue cadre will work to develop the following curses: Surface Rescue Boat Technician, Surface Rescue Boat Specialist, and Water Rescue First Responder Operations (Time Permitting). The deadline to submit cadre applications is March 2, 2018. For cadre information and how to apply please see the Cadre Bulletin.

2017

INSTRUCTOR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT BULLETIN
December 2017

State Fire Training proposed new instructor requirements and terminology that was approved by both Statewide Training and Education Advisory Committee (STEAC) in July 2017 and the State Board of Fire Services (SBFS) in August 2017. This Instructor Registration bulletin aims to address and clarify instructor registration requirements from now through January 1, 2019 as a result of the upcoming changes. If you are still unsure about the requirements necessary to become an instructor or have questions regarding what is changing then consider reviewing this informational bulletin.

NEW FSTEP INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES
December 2017

Retiring Fire Instructor level 2 series curriculum has been updated and re-purposed as "new" FSTEP curriculum. The implementation plan and other related curriculum information including course plans and activities are now available on the SFT curriculum web page for the following instructional development series courses: Techniques of Evaluation (prev. Fire Instructor 2A), Group Dynamics/Problem Solving (prev. Fire Instructor 2B) and Employing Audiovisual Aids (prev. Fire Instructor 2C).

NEW AH-330 STRIKE TEAM/TASK FORCE LEADER CURRICULUM
December 2017

S-330 Strike Team/Task Force Leader (2005) and S-330 Strike Team/Task Force Leader All Risk (2002) will retire December 31, 2017 and will be replaced with All Hazards Strike Team/Task Force Leader (2017). The course plan, activities and implementation plan are all available on the SFT Curriculum webpage.

NEW INCIDENT MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM
December 2017

Legacy Command curriculum has been updated and re-purposed as new FSTEP incident management curriculum. The implementation plans and other related curriculum information including course plans, activities and instructor registration information are now available on the SFT Curriculum webpage for the following courses: Incident Management of High Rise Fires (2017)Incident Management of the Fire Fighter Emergency (2016) and Incident Management of Major Fires (2015)

FIRE SERVICE LABOR/RELATIONS MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTORS
December 2017

There has been an small update to the rank/experience requirements for new Fire Service Labor Relations Management (FSLRM) instructors. Please refer to the updated Fire Service/Relations Management instructor registration procedures for the most current rank/experience requirements.

ICS-300 & ICS-400 UPDATE 
September 2017

Access to ICS 300 and ICS 400 instructor and student materials via the FEMA website link has been disabled and individual States are now responsible for providing access to these materials. As a result, SFT has added both of these curriculum's to the SFT Curriculum web page.

Older news items including topics on certification and curriculum can be found on the Archive News webpage.


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