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Hayward Fire Badge SFT DEPUTY STATE FIRE MARSHAL III (SPECIALIST) RODNEY SLAUGHTER RETIRES
June 2017

Deputy State Fire Marshal III (Specialist) Rodney Slaughter’s last day with the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and State Fire Training (SFT) is June 29, 2017. Rodney has been with the OSFM for 25-years, beginning in 1988, working in various divisions including Code Enforcement, Fire Engineering, Code Development, and State Fire Training. Rodney pioneered the national conversation on fire-related issues like tire fires, electric vehicles, alternative fuels, and photovoltaic energy as it impacts fire service operations and code enforcement. He has also trained fire departments on the process of grant writing and his partnership with the Office of Emergency Services has enabled technical rescue courses to be developed and recognized by Department of Homeland Security. However, he will probably be most remembered for welcoming new fire service instructors into the SFT system through the Regional Instructor Orientation (RIO) class. Throughout the years Rodney has been an important part of SFT. His lively and spirited personality - along with his culinary talents - will be sorely missed! Rodney intends to spend his retirement following his passion for studying and improving organizational cultures and will continue to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Fire Heritage Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. From all of us at SFT, BIG Congratulations Rodney!

Hayward Fire Badge NEW CERTIFICATION AND CURRICULUM TRAINING SPECIALIST
June 2017

State Fire Training (SFT) would like to welcome Jeff Seaton to the SFT team. Jeff will be working with SFT as a Certification and Curriculum Specialist and will specifically focus on the Fire Fighter I National Accreditation Program, as well as reviewing opportunities for expanding national accreditation across to the other CFSTES certifications. Congratulations and welcome to SFT Jeff!

Hayward Fire Badge CERTIFIED FIRE CHIEF
June 2017

The Office of State Fire Marshal and State Fire Training would like to congratulate Chief Lance Calkins of the Albany 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 Calkins!

Hayward Fire Badge FIRE INVESTIGATOR I AND II RETIRES
June 2017

The Fire Investigator I and II certification will retire December 31, 2018 and will be replaced with the new Fire Investigator (2017) certification. The new Fire Investigator requirements, curriculum, certification task book, etc. are all now available on the Fire Investigator web page.

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.

Hayward Fire Badge UPDATE COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY
June 2017

The SFT Course Evaluation survey has been recently updated to allow for a variety of course approval numbers. People who use the updated survey will now see a prompt asking for two newly revised fields: Format – SFT’s new database now issues course approval numbers that are formatted by the course acronym rather than a fiscal number (new: BEVO-0001 OR old: C16-0001) and Prefix which now allows for an array of course approval code prefixes (ex. C16, F16, AE, CFO, BEVO, etc.)

IUC logo INSTRUCTOR UPDATE CLASSES ARE BACK!
March 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…

STEAC Logo STATEWIDE TRAINING & EDUCATION COMMITTEE
June 2017

Upcoming meetings are July 14, 2017, October 13, 2017 and January 12, 2018. To review information related to the STEAC committee please visit the STEAC webpage.

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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