Archived SFT News

2018

  • 12-2018 - Title 19 Regulation Notice – Notice of a 45-Day Public Comment Period
  • 12-2018 - Seeking Rope Rescue Operational and Rope Rescue Technician Development Cadre Members (CLOSED)
  • 11-2018Digital Course Returns Informational Bulletin
  • 11-2018 - SFT User Portal Accounts have been turned on. More information can be found within the RMS Online User Portal Information Bulletin or the this SFT E-News announcement.
  • 10-2018 - Fire Fighter 1 & 2 Historical Recognition Bulletin
  • 10-2018 - Fire Investigator I / Fire Investigator II Retirement Reminder
  • 10-2018 - Chief Officer Retirement Reminder
  • 10-2018 - SFT Seeking Command of Expanding All-Hazard Incidents Cadre Members (CLOSED)
  • 10-2018 - Fire Fighter 1 Certification Exam Requirement will be effective January 1, 2019 for all FF applicants. If you are considering applying for FF 1 without completing the certification exam, all applications must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2018. 
  • 10-2018 - SFT Seeking Fire Fighter I/II Curriculum Update and Test Bank Development Cadre Members (CLOSED)
  • 09-2018 - New Damage Inspection Specialist and Damage Inspection Manager FSTEP Courses
  • 09-2018 - Certified Fire Chief Gregory Barton
  • 08-2018 Effective January 1, 2019 the instructor registration requirements will change significantly. The Instructor Changes Informational Bulletin aims to address and clarify the changes to the instructor requirements.
  • 08-2018 - New Fire Marshal (2016) Certification available. Fire Marshal (1997) will retire on 12-31-2019 (PDF).
  • 08-2018 - Many Certifications will retire this year including Chief Officer, Fire Investigator I and Fire Investigator II. Additionally, Fire Marshal and Fire Mechanic I, II, and III all retire on 12-31-2019.
  • 08-2018 - The State Fire Training (SFT) online Instructor Database web page has been revamped and once again contains current information regarding instructor registration.
  • 08-2018 - Confined Space Rescue Awareness Course has been updated to the 2018 edition. Visit the CSRA implementation plan for more information
  • 08-2018 - Incident Safety Awareness for Hired Vendors Course has been updated to the 2018 edition. Visit the ISAHV implementation plan for more information.
  • 08-2018 - Certified Fire Chief Lorenzo Gigliotti
  • 08-2018 - New Accredited Local Academies: Glendale FD, Vallejo FD, Contra Costa Co. FPD and Cosumnes FD
  • 06-2018 - SFT has moved to a new location! Now located at 2251 Harvard Street, Suite 400, Sacramento CA 95815
  • 03-2018 - Confined Space Rescue Awareness Course Update. Visit the CSRA implementation plan for more information.
  • 03-2018 -  SFT Seeking Aircraft Rescue And Fire Fighting Awareness Cadre Members
  • 02-2018 -  AH-330 officially replaced the S-330 & AR-330 courses
  • 02-2018 - Chief Fire Officer & Company Officer Curriculum Information Bulletin
  • 02-2018 -  SFT Seeking Ethical Leadership in The Classroom Course Update Cadre Members
  • 02-2018 - SFT Seeking Water Rescue Cadre Members

2017

  • 12-2017 - State Fire Training proposed new instructor requirements and terminology. Review the Instructor Registration Requirement Bulletin for more information
  • 12-2017 - Starting Oct. 1, 2017 all Fire Fighter 1 (2013) Certification certificates with Pro Board & IFSAC seals will be issued individually per NFPA standard
  • 12-2017 - Retiring Certifications Reminder (FF I/II/Volunteer (2001), Training Instructor (2010), Plans Examiner (1997) will retire on 12/31/17)
  • 12-2017 - Retiring Certifications Reminder (Chief Officer and Fire Investigator I/II will retire on 12/31/18)
  • 12-2017 - NEW FSTEP Instructor curriculum has been made available from legacy instructor curriculum: Techniques of Evaluation, Group Dynamics/Problem Solving and Employing Audiovisual Aids
  • 12-2017 - NEW AH-330 Strike Team/Task Force Leader Curriculum (2017) will replace S-330 (2005) and S-330 All Risk (2002) after 12/31/17
  • 12-2017 - NEW FSTEP Incident Management curriculum has been made available from legacy command curriculum;  Incident Management of High Rise Fires, Incident Management of the Fire Fighter Emergencyand Incident Management of Major Fires
  • 12-2017 - Fire Service Labor/Relations Management Instructor registration procedure has received a small rank/experience requirement update
  • 09-2017 - ICS-300 & ICS-400 curriculum has been added to the SFT Curriculum web page
  • 09-2017 - NEW State Fire Training Division Chief, Andrew Henning
  • 09-2017 - Certified Fire Chief John Binaski
  • 09-2017 - NEW Accredited Local Academies Livermore-Pleasanton FD, Clovis FD, and Sacramento FD
  • 09-2017 - Certified Fire Chief Christian Tubbs
  • 09-2017 - Fire Fighter I (2001) Certification Retirement Reminder effective December 31, 2017
  • 09-2017 - Command and Control of The Ric Deployment Retirement Reminder effective July 1, 2017
  • 09-2017 - Hybrid/Online Training Procedures have been updated information regarding hybrid delivery can be found on the accredited academies webpage
  • 09-2017 - Instructor Update Classes Are Back! See course flyer
  • 08-2017 - INFO Bulletin – Task Book Updates
  • 08-2017 - Info Bulletin – Fire Investigator II Update
  • 06-2017 - SFT’s has a new database and  all available SFT training can now be found on the new Available SFT Classes web page.
  • 06-2017 - Certified Fire Chief Lance Calkins
  • 06-2017 - Fire Investigator I and II will retire December 31, 2018
  • 06-2017 - Update to Course Evaluation
  • 03-2017 - NEW Accredited Regional Local Academy (ALA) Hayward Fire Department
  • 03-2017 - Evaluator Training is available for the first half of 2017 
  • 02-2017 - Retired Certifications reminder: Fire Fighter I, Fire Fighter II, Volunteer FF, Training Instructor (2010), and Plans Examiner all retired on 1/1/18
  • 01-2017 - As of January 1, 2017 Fire Instructor II & III, Fire Officer, Driver/Operator I and Public Education Officer certifications were retired
  • 01-2017 - As of January 1, 2017 Auto Ex., Fire Control 4 (’97), 4A, 4B, D/O Aerial/Tiller, D/O 1A & 1B, Training Inst. 1A-1C, Fire Inst. 2A-2C, Prv. 1, Mgt 1-2E courses were retired
  • 01-2017 - California Fire Fighter 1 Reciprocity/Upgrade program is now available

2016

  • 12-2016 - Instructor Registration did not retire on 12/31/16. See info bulletin for clarification.
  • 12-2016 - Fire Officer Certification Retirement FAQ
  • 11-2016 - Training Instructor Certification retirement has been extended from December 31, 2016 to December 31, 2017
  • 11-2016 - Chief Officer Certification retirement has been extended from December 31, 2016 to December 31, 2018.
  • 11-2016 - Many Certifications will retire this year including Fire Inst. II, III, Fire Officer, D/O I and Pub. Ed. I
  • 11-2016 - Vehicle Extrication activities have been updated
  • 08-2016 - FF I Implementation Timeline
  • 07-2016 - The Fire Arson Detection course is now retired.
  • 07-2016 - NFA Class Schedule Fed FY 2016
  • 04-2016 - FF I Skills Sheet Updates
  • 04-2016 - SFT’s Deputy State Fire Marshal Mike Garcia retires
  • 04-2016 - Certified Fire Chief Eric Nickels
  • 03-2016 - Community Risk Educator course prerequisite update
  • 03-2016 - Reminder: A number of Certifications & related courses will retire this year (TI, Ins II, Ins III, FO, DAO I, Pub Ed I)
  • 03-2016 - NEW SFT Division Chief: Welcome Chief Mathisen
  • 02-2016 - FF I (2013) Certification FAQ
  • 02-2016 - Fire Control 4 Course Plan Update
  • 02-2016 - Certification Track briefing in Castroville, CA

2015

  • 12-2015 - Reminder: Fire Fighter I (2001) Curriculum will retire December 31, 2015
  • 12-2015 - NEW Accredited Regional Local Academy (ALA) Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department
  • 12-2015 - Auto Extrication (1997) curriculum retires 12/31/16 and replaced with Vehicle Extrication (2015)
  • 12-2015 - NEW Fire Control 4 Curriculum Available
  • 11-2015 - RIO Extension
  • 11-2015 - NEW Certification & Curriculum Available (ECFO, PE, INSIII, CR, D/O)
  • 09-2015 - NEW Instructor Registration Procedures 
  • 09-2015 - New ARTP – Columbia College
  • 09-2015 - Updated Implementation Plans – Chief Fire Officerand Instructor
  • 10-2015 - Certification Track briefing in Concord, CA
  • 08-2015 - Certification Track briefing in San Marcos, CA
  • 07-2015 - Command 1A (2012) Prerequisite
  • 07-2015 - Certification Track briefing in Redding, CA
  • 06-2015 - Certified Fire Mechanics record authorization bulletin
  • 05-2015 - Instructor Update Courses are now available
  • 03-2015 -New Online Class Evaluation Form
  • 03-2015 -Trench Instructor Rollout Courses
  • 02-2015 - Trench Rescue Tech resources bulletin
  • 02-2015 - Certification Track briefing in Windsor, CA

2014

  • 12-2014 - ICS Changes for ICS 200-300-400 Instructors
  • 06-2014 - Update to the Command 1A Prerequisite
  • 06-2014 - Last chance to take an Instructor Update Class.
  • 06-2014 - Clarification on Certification and Course Requirements for Existing Fire Officer
  • 05-2014 - Need an Instructor Update Course? Take our Survey
  • 03-2014 - CICCS Historical Recognition for NIMS Instructors
  • 01-2014 - Repost-Clarification on Requirement for Fire Chief's Signature

2013

  • 03-2013 - Elimination of Shipping SFT Manuals & Supplements Bulletin
  • 03-2013 - Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program
  • 10-2013 - Fire Prevention 1: Instructor Rollout Course Survey
  • 10-2013 - Fire Inspector II Curriculum Now Available
  • 10-2013 - IAFF Fire Ground Survival Program Equivalency
  • 09-2013 - Fire Chief Reciprocity
  • 09-2013 - NEW Instructor Update Courses Now Available
  • 08-2013 - Master Instructors - Introducing Terminal and Enabling learning objectives
  • 07-2013 - NIST Report on Highrise Firefighting
  • 06-2013 - Fire Inspector Certification Implementation
  • 05-2013 - Pipeline Safety Training for First Responders
  • 02-2013 - Updating an Authorized Chief or Signatory
  • 01-2013 - Fire Prevention I Instructor ROLLOUT Course Flyer

2012

  • 04-2012 - Curriculum Changes - Eff. Jan. 2013
  • 11-2012 - Nov 27 SFT Postcard - Registered Instructor Mass Mailing!
  • 11-2012 - MEMO Fire Officer & Fire Inspector
  • 10-2012 - MEMO Prevention I ROLLOUT
  • 09-2012 - Prevention I ROLLOUT Course Flyer
  • 05-2012 - SFT Registered Instructor Update Course flyer
  • 01-2012 - Training Instructor Capstone Task Book Process

2011

  • 11-2011 - Elimination of State Fire Training provided Course Exams
  • 06-2011 - Instructor Registration deadline for using old Fire Instructor 1A & 1B is Dec. 31, 2011
  • 03-2011 - Training Instructor Courses Transition Timeline
  • 01-2011 - Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1A (2008) Course Updates

2010

  • 12-2010 - Fireline Safety Awareness for Hired Vendors Release Letter.
  • 12-2010 - Training Instructor Curriculum Addendum
  • 10-2010 - Fire Fighter Survival Primary Instructor Trainee Task Book
  • 02-2010 - Training Instructor Courses FAQ's
  • 01-2010 - EMT-I Training and Certification Program to Terminate.

2009

  • 06-2009 - Summative Test Changes