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SFT Seeking Ethical Leadership SFT SEEKING ETHICAL LEADERSHIP IN THE CLASSROOM COURSE UPDATE CADRE MEMBERS
February 2018

SFT is accepting applications for the Ethical Leadership in the Classroom course update. This course will provide the student with concepts and theories of the ethical decision - making process, help students recognize the signs of an ethical dilemma, identify advantages and disadvantages of ethical behavior, and an opportunity to review examples of classroom situations in which instructors used their leadership role to either encourage or discourage ethical behavior. Participants in this class will examine ethics, values, principles, and morality. The deadline to submit cadre applications is March 2, 2018. For cadre information and how to apply please see the Cadre Bulletin.

Swift Water Rescue Training photo SFT SEEKING WATER RESCUE CADRE MEMBERS
February 2018

SFT is accepting applications for the River/Flood Water Rescue Cadre and Surface Water Rescue Cadre. The River/Flood Cadre will work to develop the following courses: River and Flood Technician, River and Flood Motorized Rescue Boat Technician, River and Flood Awareness (Time Permitting), and Water Rescue First Responder Operations (Time Permitting). NOTE:  River Water Rescue is referred to as "Swift Water Rescue" in NFPA documents. The Surface Water Rescue cadre will work to develop the following curses: Surface Rescue Boat Technician, Surface Rescue Boat Specialist, and Water Rescue First Responder Operations (Time Permitting). The deadline to submit cadre applications is March 2, 2018. For cadre information and how to apply please see the Cadre Bulletin.

Curriculum Information Bulletin CHIEF FIRE OFFICER & COMPANY OFFICER CURRICULUM INFORMATION BULLETIN
January 2018

State Fire Training recently updated the Chief Fire Officer and Company Officer Curriculum to reflect the changes in the 2016 edition of NFPA 1051 Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. For more information please read the SFT Chief Fire Officer and Company Officer Curriculum Information Bulletin.

Time is running out RETIRING CERTIFICATIONS
December 2017

The following certifications will be retired on 12/31/17: Fire Fighter I/II/Volunteer (2001), Training Instructor (2010), and Plans Examiner (1997). Other certifications scheduled to retire are Chief Officer and Fire Investigator I/II on 12/31/18 and Fire Marshal on 12/31/19. All applications for certification and supporting documentation must submitted to SFT with a postmark on or before the retirement date. There will be no extensions or exceptions to this deadline.

TRAINING INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION RETIREMENT REMINDER
December 2017

If you are considering applying for the Training Instructor certification, all requirements including the certification task book must be submitted and postmarked on or before December 31, 2017. There will be no further extensions or exceptions to this deadline. Please call for an appointment prior to arriving in person otherwise same-day processing cannot be guaranteed. Beginning January 1, 2018, the Instructor I certification will officially be phased in as the sole option for those seeking level 1 Instructor certification.

FIRE FIGHTER 1 (2013) CERTIFICATION UPDATE
December 2017

State Fire Training has made a small change with the way it issues Fire Fighter I (2013) certification with IFSAC and Pro Board accreditation seals. As of October 1, 2017, all Fire Fighter 1 (2013) certificates with IFSAC and Pro Board accreditation seals will be issued individually per NFPA standard. Those who wish to receive the Fire Fighter 1 (CA State only) certificate will see no change. The Fire Fighter 1 (CA State only) certificate will remain the same and will still combine three NFPA standards (includes NFPA 1001, 472 and 1051) onto one certificate. Those who wish to receive the IFSAC/Pro Board seals on Fire Fighter 1 certifications will now receive a total of 4 certificates: Fire Fighter 1 (CA State only), Fire Fighter 1 (IFSAC/Pro Board), HazMat FRA/FRO (IFSAC/Pro Board) and Wildland FF 1 (IFSAC/Pro Board). More information on this decision can be found within the July 2017 STEAC minutes.

INSTRUCTOR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT BULLETIN
December 2017

State Fire Training proposed new instructor requirements and terminology that was approved by both Statewide Training and Education Advisory Committee (STEAC) in July 2017 and the State Board of Fire Services (SBFS) in August 2017. This Instructor Registration bulletin aims to address and clarify instructor registration requirements from now through January 1, 2019 as a result of the upcoming changes. If you are still unsure about the requirements necessary to become an instructor or have questions regarding what is changing then consider reviewing this informational bulletin.

NEW FSTEP INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES
December 2017

Retiring Fire Instructor level 2 series curriculum has been updated and re-purposed as "new" FSTEP curriculum. The implementation plan and other related curriculum information including course plans and activities are now available on the SFT curriculum web page for the following instructional development series courses: Techniques of Evaluation (prev. Fire Instructor 2A), Group Dynamics/Problem Solving (prev. Fire Instructor 2B) and Employing Audiovisual Aids (prev. Fire Instructor 2C).

NEW AH-330 STRIKE TEAM/TASK FORCE LEADER CURRICULUM
December 2017

S-330 Strike Team/Task Force Leader (2005) and S-330 Strike Team/Task Force Leader All Risk (2002) will retire December 31, 2017 and will be replaced with All Hazards Strike Team/Task Force Leader (2017). The course plan, activities and implementation plan are all available on the SFT Curriculum webpage.

NEW INCIDENT MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM
December 2017

Legacy Command curriculum has been updated and re-purposed as new FSTEP incident management curriculum. The implementation plans and other related curriculum information including course plans, activities and instructor registration information are now available on the SFT Curriculum webpage for the following courses: Incident Management of High Rise Fires (2017), Incident Management of the Fire Fighter Emergency (2016) and Incident Management of Major Fires (2015)

FIRE SERVICE LABOR/RELATIONS MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTORS
December 2017

There has been an small update to the rank/experience requirements for new Fire Service Labor Relations Management (FSLRM) instructors. Please refer to the updated Fire Service/Relations Management instructor registration procedures for the most current rank/experience requirements.

NEW NFA COURSES ARE AVAILABLE
December 2017

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.

STEAC Logo STATEWIDE TRAINING & EDUCATION COMMITTEE
October 2017

NOTICE: Due to scheduling and time constraints the October STEAC meeting will not be rescheduled. Therefore, all agenda items that were on the October 2017 agenda will now be placed on the January 12, 2018 STEAC meeting agenda.  Additional agenda items may be added.

Upcoming meetings are January 12, 2018, April 13, 2018 and July 13, 2018. To review information related to the STEAC committee please visit the STEAC webpage.

ICS-300 & ICS-400 UPDATE
September 2017

Access to ICS 300 and ICS 400 instructor and student materials via the FEMA website link has been disabled and individual States are now responsible for providing access to these materials. As a result, SFT has added both of these curriculum's to the SFT Curriculum web page.

Hayward Fire Badge INFO BULLETIN - Task Book Updates
August 2017

State Fire Training recently made two key changes for all CFSTES task books. These changes have changed the rank/position requirement and allows the use of scenario or interviews to meet JPRs. Please read the Task Book Update Informational Bulletin for more information. 

Reciprocity Logo CALIFORNIA FIRE FIGHTER I RECIPROCITY/UPGRADE
January 2017

The California Fire Fighter I reciprocity/upgrade program is now AVAILABLE! Fire Fighter I reciprocity is intended for Out-Of-State and Department of Defense (DoD) Fire Fighters who have received training and/or certification in another state and are now seeking reciprocity in California. The Fire Fighter I upgrade program is intended for California certified Fire Fighters who have received certification under the 2001 curriculum and are now looking to upgrade their state certification to a state and nationally recognized IFSAC/Pro Board certification. More information on both of these programs can be found on the Fire Fighter I – Reciprocity/Upgrade webpage.  

 

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