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STEAC Logo CA-219: WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING - FIRING OPERATIONS
May 2019

CA-219: Wildland Firefighting - Firing Operations is a new FSTEP course that provides information and develops skills required to perform and hold firing operations on wildland fires and prescribed burns. This course contains a mix of online and instructor-led training including live fire exercises. The students will be engaged in wildland firefighting and firing operations. Students are required to complete the online training portion of the course and pre-course quizzes prior to taking the instructor-led training. This course meets and exceeds the objectives of the NWCG S-219 Firing Operations (2014) course. SFT will be retrieving NWCG S-219 on July 1, 2019 from our supported curriculum and will no longer approve courses. See the Implementation Plan for more information.

Open Water Rescue OPEN WATER RESCUE BOAT OPERATOR - SMALL VESSEL FSTEP COURSE
May 2019

This course provides classroom instruction and practical application to develop competency for open water rescue boat operations. The course is designed specifically for open water environments and is not appropriate for environments with river and flood or surf environments. Upon completion, the student will be capable of operating small rescue boats (recommended length up to 18 feet or operational equivalent). The curriculum development for these courses were a joint effort between the State Fire Training, Office of Emergency Services, and the CAL FIRE Training Center. This new FSTEP course is 32 hours. More information can be found on the SFT Curriculum webpage.

Open Water Rescue OPEN WATER RESCUE BOAT OPERATOR - LARGE VESSEL FSTEP COURSE
May 2019

This course provides classroom instruction and practical application to develop competency for open-water rescue boat operations. The course is designed specifically for open-water environments and is not appropriate for environments with river and flood or surf environments. Upon completion, the student will be capable of operating large rescue boats (recommended length 18 to 40 feet or operational equivalent). The curriculum development for these courses were a joint effort between the State Fire Training, Office of Emergency Services, and the CAL FIRE Training Center. This new FSTEP course is 40 hours.  More information can be found on the SFT Curriculum webpage.

Aircraft Rescue FSTEP AIRCRAFT RESCUE AND FIREFIGHTING (ARFF) AWARENESS FSTEP COURSE
May 2019

This new course provides an awareness level training personnel that have responsibility respond to an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Operation taking place at an airport facility of any kind. Typically, this would be an incident where the ARFF resources would need support for operations to mitigate an incident. This course gives the non-ARFF responding unit or units the ability to enter the ARFF environment and operation within the confines of an airport and be effective and safe. This new FSTEP course is 6.5 hours. More information can be found on the SFT Curriculum webpage.

STEAC Logo STATEWIDE TRAINING & EDUCATION COMMITTEE
April 2019

Upcoming meetings are July 12, 2019, October 11, 2019 and January 10, 2020. To review information related to the STEAC committee please visit the STEAC webpage.

NFA Leadership Course NFA LEADERSHIP IN SUPERVISION 6-DAY OFF CAMPUS COURSE
November 2018

This six-day course is the combination of the three two-day courses within the Leadership in Supervision Series: Creating Environments for Professional Growth (Course 0646), Perspectives in Thinking (Course 0647), and Frameworks to Success (Course 0648). More information can be found on the 2019 NFA Leadership Bulletin.

 

Digital Course Returns DIGITAL COURSE RETURNS
November 2018

State Fire Training (SFT) has been actively implementing a new computerized records management system (RMS) called ACADIS. The new ACADIS system allows SFT to modernize the course returns process by eliminating the need to collect completed Scantron forms. Instead, Instructors will report student records in an electronic format by uploading a completed spreadsheet through their ACADIS user portal. More information on this new course returns process can be found on the Digital Course Returns Informational Bulletin.

Firefighter image FIRE FIGHTER I CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT
October 2018

Applicants applying for the Fire Fighter I Certification after December 31, 2018 will be required to complete the SFT written and skills certification exams proctored through an ARTP and ALA. If you are considering applying for the Fire Fighter I certification without completing the written and skills certification exam, all certification requirements must be met, submitted, and postmarked on or before December 31, 2018. There will be no further extensions or exceptions to this deadline.

Instructor Changes graphic SFT USER PORTAL ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN TURNED ON
November 2018

Over the last eighteen months State Fire Training (SFT) has been actively implementing a new computerized records management system. Even though data conversion and paper files will continue to be processed and converted for the foreseeable future, SFT is ready to take the next step by allowing all users access through the SFT User Portal. More information on this can be found in the RMS Online User Portal Information Bulletin. Additionally, on November 2, 2018 SFT turned on all SFT User Portal accounts where there was a valid email address on file. More information on this can be found on the SFT E-News announcement.

Instructor Changes graphic INSTRUCTOR CHANGES
August 2018

Effective January 1, 2019 the requirements to be approved to teach SFT courses will change significantly. The Instructor Changes Informational Bulletin aims to address and clarify the changes to the instructor requirements. If you are still unsure about the requirements necessary to become an instructor or have questions regarding what is changing, please contact the Instructor Registrar.

To qualify under the current Registered Instructor requirements, you must meet all of the requirements and submit a completed application packet postmarked on or before December 31, 2018. There will be no further extensions or exceptions to this deadline

Current Registered Instructors or those who apply on or before December 31, 2018 will not be effected by these new requirements.

 

New Fire Marshal Certification Cover page NEW FIRE MARSHAL CERTIFICATION
August 2018

The Fire Marshal (1997) certification will retire December 31, 2019 and will be replaced with the Fire Marshal (2018) certification. The Fire Marshal (2018) requirements, curriculum, certification task book, application, etc. are all now available on the Fire Marshal web page.

 

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