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Prescribed Fire BURN BOSS STANDARDS AND CURRICULUM CADRE
March 2019

SFT is forming a cadre to create a Burn Boss curriculum and certification track. The cadre will be responsible to develop a curriculum for, or amend into an existing curriculum, a certification program for burn bosses. A curriculum development and a validation cadre will meet in person to set curriculum, certification requirements, continuing education requirements, and the implementation plan for the certification. The deadline to submit cadre applications is 11:59pm on April 7, 2019.

Cadre Bulletin

Curriculum Development Sign BEHAVIORAL HEALTH/CANCER AWARENESS CURRICULUM CADRE
March 2019

State Fire Training (SFT) is forming a cadre to evaluate modifying course curriculum for Fire Fighter I, Fire Fighter II, Company Officer, Chief Fire Officer, Executive Chief Officer to add a behavioral health and cancer prevention components to each certification track. The cadre will be responsible to evaluate current Off-the-Shelf Training Packages that can be used, as well as develop Terminal and Enabling Learning Objectives (TLO/ELOs).
The deadline to submit cadre applications is 11:59pm on April 7, 2019.

Cadre Bulletin

Curriculum Development Sign SFT CURRICULUM PROPOSAL
February 2019

State Fire Training is gathering information in preparation for new, applicable training curriculum. Please use this information sheet to set out proposals that you would like reviewed by State Fire Training for industry applicability. The successful proposal recommendations will be reviewed and approved by STEAC.

 

NFA Leadership Course NFA LEADERSHIP IN SUPERVISION 6-DAY OFF CAMPUS COURSE
November 2018

This six-day course is the combination of the three two-day courses within the Leadership in Supervision Series: Creating Environments for Professional Growth (Course 0646), Perspectives in Thinking (Course 0647), and Frameworks to Success (Course 0648). More information can be found on the 2019 NFA Leadership Bulletin.

 

Digital Course Returns DIGITAL COURSE RETURNS
November 2018

State Fire Training (SFT) has been actively implementing a new computerized records management system (RMS) called ACADIS. The new ACADIS system allows SFT to modernize the course returns process by eliminating the need to collect completed Scantron forms. Instead, Instructors will report student records in an electronic format by uploading a completed spreadsheet through their ACADIS user portal. More information on this new course returns process can be found on the Digital Course Returns Informational Bulletin.

Firefighter image FIRE FIGHTER I CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT
October 2018

Applicants applying for the Fire Fighter I Certification after December 31, 2018 will be required to complete the SFT written and skills certification exams proctored through an ARTP and ALA. If you are considering applying for the Fire Fighter I certification without completing the written and skills certification exam, all certification requirements must be met, submitted, and postmarked on or before December 31, 2018. There will be no further extensions or exceptions to this deadline.

Instructor Changes graphic SFT USER PORTAL ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN TURNED ON
November 2018

Over the last eighteen months State Fire Training (SFT) has been actively implementing a new computerized records management system. Even though data conversion and paper files will continue to be processed and converted for the foreseeable future, SFT is ready to take the next step by allowing all users access through the SFT User Portal. More information on this can be found in the RMS Online User Portal Information Bulletin. Additionally, on November 2, 2018 SFT turned on all SFT User Portal accounts where there was a valid email address on file. More information on this can be found on the SFT E-News announcement.

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.

To qualify under the current Registered Instructor requirements, you must meet all of the requirements and submit a completed application packet postmarked on or before December 31, 2018. There will be no further extensions or exceptions to this deadline

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

 

Firefighter image FIRE FIGHTER I/II HISTORICAL RECOGNITION
October 2018

Prior to January 1, 2019 Fire Fighter Instructors were not required to be registered with SFT. In order to historically recognize Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II instructors, all fire agencies and accredited academies will be required to submit a complete list of their Fire Fighter Instructors to SFT. The Fire Fighter I/II Instructor Historical Recognition Bulletin aims to provide information on how report this information.

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.

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.

 

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