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GFSTC Council Meeting 8/2/2022

Posted: 06/23/2022

The next Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting will be held on
8/2/2022. The Council Meeting will be held at GPSTC in Forsyth at 11:00 AM in the Courtroom.

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New Compliance Manager for the Northwest Region, Christina Tipton!

Posted: 06/06/2022

We are excited to welcome our new Compliance Manager for Northwest Region, Christina Tipton! Y'all please give her a warm welcome!
She was born and raised in Paulding County and has 10 years in the fire service. Before leaving to pursue other career opportunities, she made it to the rank of Sgt. and says that she is looking forward to serving the Northwest Region for many years to come.

Meriwether County is Hiring!

Posted: 05/31/2022

Meriwether County Fire & Rescue is Hiring for Firefighter/EMTP positions. 

Currently seeking Battalion Lieutenants must be FF/EMTA
Hiring Part-Time for Firefighter and/or EMS positions
*Our website for applications is: https://meriwethercountyga.gov

GFA Course Announcement: Hazardous Materials Technician

Posted: 05/25/2022

The Georgia Fire Academy is conducting  a Hazardous Material Technician course starting on June 6, 2022.  We currently have low enrollment and do not want to have to cancel this offering.  

During this 10-day delivery, students will be trained to the minimum training requirements necessary to respond to incidents involving hazardous materials/WMD. Responders to these incidents are expected to perform technically advanced operations to mitigate the emergency. This course is designed to address these requirements and prepare the emergency responder to respond in a safe manner to protect themselves and their community. Topics covered include: identifying hazardous materials/WMD materials and their characteristics and toxic effects if released, PPE selection and use, tactics to confine and contain, as well as decontamination of responders and civilians. 

This offering will be held at the G.P.S.T.C. main campus in Forsyth with the first week conducted June 6th – June 10 th ,  and the second June 13 th – 17th at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

Use the following link to register: Haz-Mat Technician

GFA Course Announcement - Life Safety Code

Posted: 05/16/2022

Fire Service Leaders, 

The Georgia Fire Academy is hosting the course Life Safety Code June 7th through June 9th, 2022  at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center – Columbus Campus, 3001 Macon Road; Columbus, GA 31906..

This course will provide the student with an introduction and overview of the Life Safety Code and how it applies to fire inspections and code enforcement activities.  Students will review the specific requirements of each section of the code, determine building and fire protection requirements, egress requirements, and apply the code to practical activities based on occupancy and hazard classification.

This course is designed for public safety personnel who will have the primary responsibility of conducting Fire