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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!

FF I SKILLS SHEET UPDATES & ERRATA
February 2016

As a result of comments received by the IFSAC and Pro Board site accreditation teams, we recently updated numerous Fire Fighter I skills sheets on the Fire Fighter I webpage. Also now bundled into the Fire Fighter I skills sheet zip file is an errata sheet containing cumulative list tracking all skills sheet changes.  

FIRE CONTROL 4 COURSE PLAN UPDATE
February 2016

The Fire Control 4 (2015) course plan has been updated. A URL and download instructions were added to The Pipeline Emergencies textbook/resources. 

PROPOSED: CHANGE TO INSTRUCTOR REGISTRATION
February 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.

CURRICULUM AND CERTIFICATION TRACK BRIEFING
February 2016

Attend a curriculum and certification track briefing at the North Monterey County Fire District, Station #1 in Castroville, CA. This meeting will focus on the most current changes within State Fire Training certification and curriculum. More information can be found here. More…

NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY OFF-CAMPUS COURSE PROGRAM
January 2016

SFT continues direct involvement with the NFA, in delivering various two and six day courses throughout the State. More…

FIRE FIGHTER I (2001) CURRICULUM RETIREMENT
December 2015

The old Fire Fighter I (2001) curriculum retires December 31, 2015. Therefore, beginning January 1, 2016 all Fire Fighter I training must utilize the new Fire Fighter I (2013) curriculum. Candidates pursuing the Fire Fighter I Certification under the 2001 curriculum must complete all requirements including occupational experience, and submit their fee and application to SFT by December 31, 2017.

Sac Metro Fire Department logo NEW ACCREDITED REGIONAL LOCAL ACADEMY (ALA)
December 2015

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department was approved by both the Statewide Training & Education Committee (10/2015) and the State Board of Fire Services (11/2015) and has now been added to State Fire Training's list of ALA's. Congratulations Sac Metro! Information regarding ARTP's and ALA's can be found on the Accredited Academy webpage.

Vehicle Extrication Course Plan Cover page UPDATE: VEHICLE EXTRICATION
December 2015

Auto Extrication (1997) will retire December 31, 2016 and will be replaced with Vehicle Extrication (2015). The course plan, activities and implementation plan are all available on the SFT Curriculum webpage. Instructor's interested in teaching the updated curriculum should refer to the Vehicle Extrication Interim Procedure.

UPDATE: FIRE CONTROL 4
December 2015

The 1996 editions of Fire Control 4, Fire Control 4 A and Fire Control 4B will all retire December 31, 2016 and will be replaced with Fire Control 4 (2015). The course plan, activities, and implementation plan are all available on the SFT Curriculum webpage. Instructor's interested in teaching the updated curriculum should refer to the Fire Control 4 Interim Procedure.

IUC logo 2 INSTRUCTOR UPDATE CLASSES LEFT!
January 2016

For people who still need to take the free Instructor Update Class (IUC) sign up soon! Limited number of classes are left. More…

STEAC Logo STATEWIDE TRAINING & EDUCATION COMMITTEE
February 2016

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

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