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Image of Application front page CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT CADRE APPLICATION
September 2016

State Fire Training (SFT) is continuing to revise a number of certification standards and courses within the state certification system. We are soliciting help from subject matter experts from the California fire service to participate in these projects as cadre members. Check out the Cadre Application flyer for more information.

 

Training Instructor Checklist DEADLINE EXTENDED - Training Instructor & Chief Officer
August 2016

Training Instructor certification deadline has been extended from December 31, 2016 to December 31, 2017. The SFT Training Instructor curriculum will still retire at the end of December 31, 2016. An updated implementation plan and Training Instructor certification checklist can be found on the SFT website.

Chief Officer certification deadline has been extended from December 31, 2016 to December 31, 2018. The SFT Chief Officer curriculum will still retire at the end of December 31, 2016. An updated implementation plan and Chief Officer certification checklist can be found on the SFT website.

Image of a Clock and the statement Time is Running Out CERTIFICATIONS THAT WILL RETIRE THIS YEAR...
August 2016

Just a reminder, a number of certifications and their related courses will retire at the end of this year. Applicants who wish to apply for the following certifications only have 5 months left: Fire Instructor II, III, Fire Officer, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator I, Public Education Officer I  
*All requirements must be met and application packages must be postmarked by December 31, 2016

image of generic time line FIREFIGHTER I CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION IMPLEMENTATION TIME LINE
August 2016

This document is intended to provide information for all State Fire Training (SFT) stakeholders on important timelines relating to implementation of the new Fire Fighter I certification examination process. Stakeholders are encouraged to study this FF I Certification Exam Implementation Time Line and seek clarification if questions arise.

STEAC Logo STATEWIDE TRAINING & EDUCATION COMMITTEE
July 2016

Upcoming meetings are July 15, 2016, October 14, 2016 and January 13, 2017. To visit the STEAC webpage click here…

Cover of Procedures Manual UPDATED PROCEDURES MANUAL
July 2016

The State Fire Training Procedures Manual (2015 edition) has recently been approved and adopted into regulations. This new edition now replaces the 2008 edition and includes changes such as a major formatting overhaul, the removal of EMT and the addition of Fire Inspector I and II.

Burned House RETIRED - FIRE ARSON DETECTION
July 2016

The FSTEP course Fire Arson Detection is now retired. This change is reflected in the July 2016 (draft edition) of the Course Information and Required Materials manual.

IFSAC logo IFSAC Accredited
May 2016

On April 30, 2016 at the IFSAC meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Office of the State Fire Marshal received accreditation from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) for our Fire Fighter I certification program. More detailed information, including how to apply for IFSAC and Pro Board seals in conjunction with California Fire Fighter I certification will be coming soon. Updates will be posted to the Achieving National Recognition webpage.

IUC logo 4 More Instructor Classes have been Added
May 2016

For people who still need to take the free Instructor Update Class (IUC) sign up soon! There are only a limited number of classes available. Information regarding locations and dates can be found on the IUC Flyer. More…

PROPOSED: CHANGE TO INSTRUCTOR REGISTRATION
April 2016

At the January & October STEAC meeting, SFT presented a proposal to update future SFT instructor registration requirements. The presentation discussed the benefits and reasons for implementing this proposed change including; cost savings, reduction of hours and eliminates confusion regarding certification vs. registration. A PDF or Video of this presentation can be found on the October 16, 2015 section of the STEAC webpage. If you have any comments, concerns, or confusion regarding this change, then please take a minute to complete this short survey.

Fire fighter I certication Frequently Asked Questions FIRE FIGHTER I (2013) CERTIFICATION FAQ
February 2016

National recognition and implementation of the Fire Fighter I (2013) certification examination process frequently asked questions.

Image of Pro Board members PRO BOARD APPROVED
February 2016

On January 15, 2016 at the Pro Board Accreditation Conference in Orlando, Florida, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Office of the State Fire Marshal received accreditation from the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) for our Fire Fighter I certification program.

We are also seeking accreditation from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and at their next regularly scheduled meeting in April, 2016 they will vote on our accreditation for the Fire Fighter I certification program. Stay tuned!

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