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

Training Instructor Checklist DEADLINE EXTENDED - Training Instructor & Chief Officer
November 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 Application front page LAST CALL - LOOKING FOR SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS
November 2016

State Fire Training 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 as cadre members in the following curriculum development projects: Confined Space Rescue Awareness and Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting. Review the Cadre Application flyer for more information.

Image CAL CHIEFS TAINING OFFICER Logo REMINDER - 21st ANNUAL FRESNO TRAINING SYMPOSIUM
November 2016

The annual Fresno Training Symposium is on November 14-18, 2016 at the Double Tree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center. Attendees will be able to register for a variety of SFT courses, from CFSTES to FSTEP. Additionally, SFT will be reviewing and accepting a variety of applications for certification and instructor registration. This event is an excellent opportunity for anyone seeking professional development or to simply meet with SFT staff at our vendor booth. More event information and registration instructions are available on the California Training Officers Association website.

IFSAC logo VEHICLE EXTRICATION
November 2016

The activities for the new Vehicle Extrication course have been updated as a result of activities # 5, 6 and 7 being omitted off the original list. This error has now been corrected and information regarding Vehicle Extrication can be found on the SFT Curriculum web page. Also, Auto Extrication (1997) will retire 12-31-2016 and be replaced with Vehicle Extrication (2015). The new course plan, activities and implementation plan are all available on the SFT Curriculum web page.

Image of Sample Letter SELF-ASSESSMENT REPORT SAMPLE LETTER
November 2016

In an effort to help agencies looking to become accredited or for agencies that need help with re-accreditation, SFT has put together a sample self-assessment report. This sample self-assessment report may be used as a template for anyone needing assistance with putting together a successful accreditation application package. For more accreditation information, please visit the Accredited Academies web page.

STEAC Logo STATEWIDE TRAINING & EDUCATION COMMITTEE
November 2016

Upcoming meetings are January 13, 2017, April 14, 2017 and July 14, 2017. To review information related to the STEAC committee please visit the STEAC webpage.

IUC logo LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN CAL FIRE
Novermber 2016

There are currently a number of career examinations available for both new and current employees at CAL FIRE. For more information visit the examination webpage of the CAL FIRE website.

IUC logo LIMITED AVAILABILITY - INSTRUCTOR UPDATE COURSE
October 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…

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.

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.

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