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Certified Fire Chief Gregory Barton NEW DAMAGE INSPECTION SPECIALIST AND DAMAGE INSPECTION MANAGER FSTEP COURSES
September 2018

In August 2018, the State Board of Fire Services approved the new curriculum for AH-221: Damage Inspection Specialist (DINS) and AH-321: Damage Inspection Manager (DINM). The course plan and implementation plan can now be downloaded from the SFT Curriculum web page. This curriculum was approved by the FIRESCOPE Board of Directors in April 2018.

Certified Fire Chief Gregory Barton NEW CERTIFIED FIRE CHIEF
September 2018

The Office of State Fire Marshal and State Fire Training would like to congratulate Chief Gregory Barton from the Beverly Hills Fire Department on recently obtaining his Fire Chief Certification. Fire Chief Certification is the capstone of the certification system. Fire Chiefs who attain this level have demonstrated proficiency in specific competencies in management, leadership and technical knowledge. Congratulations Chief Barton!

New Fire Marshal Certification Cover page NEW FIRE MARSHAL CERTIFICATION
August 2018

The Fire Marshal (1997) certification will retire December 31, 2019 and will be replaced with the Fire Marshal (2018) certification. The Fire Marshal (2018) requirements, curriculum, certification task book, application, etc. are all now available on the Fire Marshal web page.

Certification Seal logo CERTIFICATION RETIREMENTS
August 2018

Just a reminder, Chief Officer (1983), Fire Investigator I (1981) and Fire Investigator II (1986) certifications will retire December 31, 2018. *For more information on the Fire Investigator II (1986) expert witness requirement change please see the Fire Investigator II Informational Bulletin. Additionally, Fire Marshal (1997), Fire Mechanic I (1984), Fire Mechanic II (1994) and Fire Mechanic III (2001) certifications retire on December 31, 2019. All requirements must be met and the application packet must be submitted postmarked on or before the retirement date. No exceptions or extensions will be granted.

Instructor Changes graphic INSTRUCTOR CHANGES
August 2018

Effective January 1, 2019 the requirements to be approved to teach SFT courses will change significantly. The Instructor Changes Informational Bulletin aims to address and clarify the changes to the instructor requirements. If you are still unsure about the requirements necessary to become an instructor or have questions regarding what is changing, please contact the Instructor Registrar.

Current Registered Instructors or those who apply on or before December 31, 2018 will not be effected by these new requirements. 

UPDATED ONLINE INSTRUCTOR DATABASE
August 2018

The State Fire Training (SFT) online Instructor Database web page has been revamped and once again contains current information regarding instructor registration. Review the latest Online Instructor Database Information Bulletin for more information.

Congratualtions Chief Gigliotti on your Fire Chief Certifications NEW CERTIFIED FIRE CHIEF
August 2018

The Office of State Fire Marshal and State Fire Training would like to congratulate Chief Lorenzo Gigliotti from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District on recently obtaining his Fire Chief Certification. Fire Chief Certification is the capstone of the certification system. Fire Chiefs who attain this level have demonstrated proficiency in specific competencies in management, leadership and technical knowledge. Congratulations Chief Gigliotti!

Confined Space Rescue NEW CONFINED SPACE RESCUE AWARENESS
August 2018

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

Incident Safety Awareness for Hired Vendors Flyer image NEW INCIDENT SAFETY AWARENESS FOR HIRED VENDORS
August 2018

In May 2018, the State Board of Fire Services approved the updated curriculum for Incident Safety Awareness for Hired Vendors. The course plan and implementation plan can be downloaded from the SFT Curriculum web page. The previous Fireline Safety Awareness for Hired Vendors (2011) course retired on June 30, 2018 and instructors are required to start using the new curriculum beginning July 1, 2018.

Accredited Academies 2018 patches NEWLY ACCREDITED ACADEMIES
August 2018

Glendale Fire Department, Vallejo Fire Department, Contra Costa County Fire Protection DistrictConsumnes Fire Department were all recently approved by both the STEAC committee and SBFS committee and have now been added to SFT's list of Accredited Local Academies (ALA's)Congratulations to each of these new Accredited Academies! Information regarding ARTP's and ALA's can be found on the Accredited Academies web page.

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WE HAVE MOVED
JUNE 2018

State Fire Training has moved to a new location.
Our new address is 2251 Harvard Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95815.

STEAC Logo STATEWIDE TRAINING & EDUCATION COMMITTEE
September 2018

Upcoming meetings are October 12, 2018, January 11, 2019 and April 12, 2019. To review information related to the STEAC committee please visit the STEAC webpage.

New NFA Courses Available

NEW NFA COURSES ARE AVAILABLE
JUNE 2018

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.

 

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