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Airport Fire Rescue Training photo SFT SEEKING AIRCRAFT RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING AWARENESS CADRE MEMBERS
March 2018

SFT is accepting applications for the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Awareness course development cadre. This goal of the course is to explore the theories and fundamentals associated with aircraft rescue firefighting and addresses safety, operations, and agents associated with aircraft rescue and firefighting procedures involving incidents at airports and outside of airport boundaries. Additionally, the course will offer non-airport fire fighters an understanding of ground operations, communications, layout, movements, and functions in order to operate effectively within the boundaries of an airport. The deadline to submit cadre applications is April 6, 2018.  For cadre information and how to apply please see the Cadre Bulletin.

CONFINED SPACE RESCUE AWARENESS COURSE UPDATE
March 2018

In February 2018, the State Board of Fire Service approved the updated curriculum for Confined Space Rescue Awareness. The course plan and implementation plan can now be downloaded from the SFT Curriculum web page. The previous Confined Space Rescue Awareness (1995) will be retired on August 31, 2018, and instructors will be required to start using the new curriculum beginning September 1, 2018.

Reminder Bell RETIRED CERTIFICATIONS
February 2018

The following certifications were retired on 01/01/18: Fire Fighter I/II/Volunteer (2001), Training Instructor (2010), and Plans Examiner (1997). Other certifications scheduled to retire are Chief Officer and Fire Investigator I/II on 12/31/18 and Fire Marshal on 12/31/19. All applications for certification and supporting documentation must submitted to SFT with a postmark on or before the retirement date. There will be no extensions or exceptions to this deadline.

S-330 Brochure Cover AH-330 UPDATED
February 2018

On January 1, 2018 AH-330 officially replaced S-330 & AR-330 and the curriculum and teaching materials were published to the SFT website. On January 25, 2018 various items including Lesson plans, PPT slides, etc. were updated for grammatical errors and the updated materials can now be downloaded from the SFT Curriculum web page.

Welcome Aboard NEW SFT STAFF
February 2018

State Fire Training has hired two new Deputy State Fire Marshals (DSFM) to its division. Chris Fowler is now the DSFM III Supervisor heading up our Field Operations Branch from the Sacramento OSFM office. Deputy Fowler has already begun working on various SFT projects and we are all thrilled to have her on board. Caryn Petty has also recently joined our team. Caryn is a DSFM I and is the Northern Region Coordinator in our Field Operations Branch. Welcome aboard both Chris and Caryn! 

Curriculum Information Bulletin CHIEF FIRE OFFICER & COMPANY OFFICER CURRICULUM INFORMATION BULLETIN
January 2018

State Fire Training recently updated the Chief Fire Officer and Company Officer Curriculum to reflect the changes in the 2016 edition of NFPA 1051 Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. For more information please read the SFT Chief Fire Officer and Company Officer Curriculum Information Bulletin.

FIRE FIGHTER 1 (2013) CERTIFICATION UPDATE
December 2017

State Fire Training has made a small change with the way it issues Fire Fighter I (2013) certification with IFSAC and Pro Board accreditation seals. As of October 1, 2017, all Fire Fighter 1 (2013) certificates with IFSAC and Pro Board accreditation seals will be issued individually per NFPA standard. Those who wish to receive the Fire Fighter 1 (CA State only) certificate will see no change. The Fire Fighter 1 (CA State only) certificate will remain the same and will still combine three NFPA standards (includes NFPA 1001, 472 and 1051) onto one certificate. Those who wish to receive the IFSAC/Pro Board seals on Fire Fighter 1 certifications will now receive a total of 4 certificates: Fire Fighter 1 (CA State only), Fire Fighter 1 (IFSAC/Pro Board), HazMat FRA/FRO (IFSAC/Pro Board) and Wildland FF 1 (IFSAC/Pro Board). More information on this decision can be found within the July 2017 STEAC minutes.

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 NFA COURSES ARE AVAILABLE
December 2017

SFT continues direct involvement with the National Fire Academy (NFA), in delivering various two and six-day courses throughout the State. A listing of these courses is available on the updated NFA Off-Campus Course Program Flyer.

STEAC Logo STATEWIDE TRAINING & EDUCATION COMMITTEE
February 2018

Upcoming meetings are April 13, 2018, July 13, 2018 and October 12, 2018. To review information related to the STEAC committee please visit the STEAC webpage.

Hayward Fire Badge INFO BULLETIN - Task Book Updates
August 2017

State Fire Training recently made two key changes for all CFSTES task books. These changes have changed the rank/position requirement and allows the use of scenario or interviews to meet JPRs. Please read the Task Book Update Informational Bulletin for more information. 

Reciprocity Logo CALIFORNIA FIRE FIGHTER I RECIPROCITY/UPGRADE
January 2017

The California Fire Fighter I reciprocity/upgrade program is now AVAILABLE! Fire Fighter I reciprocity is intended for Out-Of-State and Department of Defense (DoD) Fire Fighters who have received training and/or certification in another state and are now seeking reciprocity in California. The Fire Fighter I upgrade program is intended for California certified Fire Fighters who have received certification under the 2001 curriculum and are now looking to upgrade their state certification to a state and nationally recognized IFSAC/Pro Board certification. More information on both of these programs can be found on the Fire Fighter I – Reciprocity/Upgrade webpage.  

 

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