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Chief Henning NEW STATE FIRE TRAINING DIVISION CHIEF
September 2017

As of September 6, 2017 Andrew Henning was appointed as the new Division Chief for State Fire Training. As a Supervising Deputy State Fire Marshal for SFT, Chief Henning actively worked with SFT’s various stakeholders, engaged in curriculum development and implementation, and has overseen a number of special projects. As a Division Chief, he looks forward to continuing to work with the California fire service and we are happy he is part of the team. Congratulations Chief Henning! 

Chief Binaski NEW CERTIFIED FIRE CHIEF
September 2017

The Office of State Fire Marshal and State Fire Training would like to congratulate Chief John Binaski from the Clovis 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 Binaski!

STEAC Logo STATEWIDE TRAINING & EDUCATION COMMITTEE
September 2017

Upcoming meetings are October 13, 2017, January 12, 2018 and April 13, 2018. To review information related to the STEAC committee please visit the STEAC webpage.

NEW ACCREDITED LOCAL ACADEMIES
September 2017

Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department, Clovis Fire Department and Sacramento City 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). Congratulations to each of these new Accredited Academies!

NEW CERTIFIED FIRE CHIEF
September 2017

The Office of State Fire Marshal and State Fire Training would like to congratulate Chief Christian Tubbs from the Southern Marin Fire 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 Tubbs!

NFA OFF CAMPUS COURSE UPDATES
September 2017

State Fire Training (SFT) continues direct involvement with the National Fire Academy (NFA) in delivering various courses throughout California. For Federal fiscal year 2018 (October 2017-September 2018), the NFA has approved a new schedule of courses which can be found on the SFT National Fire Academy web page.

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.

FIRE FIGHTER I (2001) CERTIFICATION RETIREMENT REMINDER
September 2017

Candidates pursuing the Fire Fighter I Certification under the 2001 curriculum must complete all requirements (including occupational experience) and submit all documents postmarked on or before December 31, 2017.

COMMAND AND CONTROL OF THE RIC DEPLOYMENT RETIREMENT REMINDER
September 2017

Command and Control of the RIC Deployment retired on July 1, 2017 and was replaced by the course Incident Management of Fire Fighter Emergency. More information on the new Incident Management course including the implementation plan can be found on the SFT Curriculum web page

HYBRID/ON-LINE TRAINING PROCEDURES
September 2017

For eligible accredited training providers, State Fire Training's on-line and/or hybrid course delivery procedures have been updated. This update aimed to clarify what the general requirements are and how to request approval to deliver on-line and/or hybrid course delivery. 

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. 

Hayward Fire Badge Info Bulletin - Fire Investigator II Update
August 2017

State Fire Training has updated one of the certification requirements for the Fire Investigator II certification. Please read the Fire Investigator II Informational Bulletin for more information.   

IUC logo INSTRUCTOR UPDATE CLASSES ARE BACK!
August 2017

For people who still need to take the 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…

Hayward Fire Badge AVAILABLE SFT CLASSES
June 2017

For people who are looking for an advertised SFT class, you may have noticed the available classes web page has changed! Classes are now advertised in real time (no more weekly updates) by SFT's new database and as a result, the available features including the overall look and feel have all subsequently been updated. All available training can now be found on the new Available SFT Classes web page.

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.  

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.

 

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