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Firefighter Cancer Awareness Incentive Program Ends Nov 30th, 2020 County Managers/Admins


Posted: 11/23/2020

Firefighter Cancer Awareness Incentive Program Ends Nov 30th, 2020
County Managers/Admins


https://mailchi.mp/21987ce42cf1/firefighter-cancer-awareness-incentive-program-ends-11302020




Job Vacancy Announcement: Compliance and Evaluation Mgr.


Posted: 11/19/2020

Job Vacancy Announcement
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council
Job Title: Compliance and Evaluation Mgr.

Application Period Opens: 11/20/2020
Application Period Ends: 12/4/2020
Salary: $44,000.00 Annually
This is a Full-time Position
Open to all Qualified Applicants
Duties & Responsibilities:

• Inspect Fire Stations and engines to verify they meet the requirements to maintain compliance
• Audit training records to verify firefighters meet the requirements to maintain compliance
• Schedule tests for assigned area
• Administer tests when needed
• Be trained as a GFSTC Proctor, Monitor, and Evaluator
• Verify State Certification and Volunteer applications for accuracy
• Understand NCIC/GCIC rules for background check information
• Be willing and able to explain State Law, Rules and Regulations, and Policies and Procedures regarding the Fire Service and GFSTC
• Attend meetings with multiple agencies throughout the state
• Conduct and fully document site reviews for both career and volunteer departments
• Area proctor/Monitor management
• Submit activity logs for Director in a timely manner
• Must live in coverage area: northwest quadrant of Georgia
• Excellent computer skills
• Be willing and able to teach departments to use the website
• Excellent communication and planning skills
• Ability to be flexible with site review schedules
• Ability to handle multiple tasks at once and prioritize workload
• Ability to use proper judgment in selecting which issues to handle or re-direct
• Ability to work as back up in the GFSTC office when needed
• Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
Georgia driver’s license with clean history. Ability to work effectively without direct supervision. Microsoft and GSuite experience. High School Diploma/GED required. Fire service experience a plus. Selected candidate subject to criminal records background check and drug screening.
To Apply:
Submit State of Georgia Application for Employment (completed and signed, with optional resume) to Whitman Stanford whitman@gfstconline.org or mail to GFSTC, 1000 Indian Springs Drive, Forsyth, Georgia 31029. Must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. of the deadline date. Email Whitman or contact (478) 993-4521 with any questions. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted for interview appointment. GFSTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Click attachment below for application.


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GWINNETT COUNTY POSITIONS AVAILABLE


Posted: 11/12/2020

GWINNETT COUNTY POSITIONS AVAILABLE


The Department of Fire and Emergency Services provides emergency medical services and fire protection to the citizens of Gwinnett County. The Department's mission is to save lives and protect property and we have a prestigious history of doing this with many significant accomplishments. As a valued member of our team, you will assist in the performance of emergency medical treatment, life rescue and fire suppression, and safety education to the public.

The following positions are available with new education incentives:

·        FiremedicSalary will be based on qualifications and experience.

o   $42,047 - $47,297     Starting Salary

o   $43,308 - $48,715     3% pay incentive for an Associate's degree

o   $44,569 - $50,134     6% pay incentive for a Bachelor's degree
Incentive:

o   $2,000 Hiring Incentive within first year of employment - This is for new Gwinnett County employees only (not rehires).

·        Firefighter/Paramedic TraineeSalary will be based on qualifications and experience.

o   $36,331     Starting Salary

o   $37,420     (includes 3% pay incentive for an Associate's degree)

o   $38,510     (includes 6% pay incentive for a Bachelor's degree)




Announcement: Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council to begin holding Regional Meetings


Posted: 11/09/2020

Announcement:
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council
to begin holding
Regional Meetings

 
Good Day to All,

Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council will begin holding regional meetings throughout the state.
We encourage all Proctors to attend a meeting to discuss concerns regarding representing and administering tests for GFSTC. We also would like for the departments to have a representative attend in order to discuss any concerns as well.

The first round of meetings are as follows:

November 10th at 6PM.
Tift County 
Tift County EMA
316 West 2nd St.
Tifton, Georgia 31794

November 17th at 6PM.
Gordon County
Gordon County Fire-Rescue Headquarters
218 Public Safety Dr.
Calhoun, Georgia 30701

December 1st at 6PM
Habersham County
201 Campus Drive
Tallulah Falls, Georgia 30573

December 8th at 6PM
Waycross FD
C.C. McCray City Auditorium
865 Pendleton St.
Waycross, Georgia 31501

There will be more scheduled after the 1st of January if you are unable to attend one of these. 

David H. Cummings 

Compliance & Evaluation Manager
Ga. Firefighter Standards And Training
478-993-4516 work
478-262-5536 cell
cummings@gfstconline.org




GFSTC COUNCIL MEETING 11/10/2020


Posted: 11/09/2020

Announcement:
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting

 

The next Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting will be held on 11/10/2020. The Council Meeting will be held at GPSTC in Forsyth at 11:00 AM. The meeting will be held in the Courtroom and the call in number for the meeting is +1 551-800-5319 PIN: 114 443 256#. The previous meeting's minutes are attached in draft form.


THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:
 
OPENING OF THE MEETING
ESTABLISH QUORUM
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
AGENCY UPDATE
OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS

1. Consider a rule change to provide clarity to departments using learning management systems.

2. GFSTC Evaluator Policy

3. Website Update Discussion

ADJOURN


  

  


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Passing of Don Fryer


Posted: 11/05/2020

It is with great regret that we pass on the notification of the passing of Don Fryer on November 3, 2020. His family will hold a private service in Milledgeville on Saturday. Don will be missed by his family and many friends in the fire service. As for me, I will miss his phone calls, advice, and support.

May God bless Don, his family, and many friends. Rest in peace buddy.

Gordon Henderson
Executive Director
Georgia Firefighter Standards & Training Council



Now hiring for Meriwether County


Posted: 10/30/2020

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

Our website for applications is: https://meriwethercountyga.gov




Lowndes County is hiring! Fire Marshal


Posted: 10/29/2020


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Basic Community Risk Reduction Educator Course


Posted: 10/22/2020

The Georgia Fire Academy is hosting the course Basic Community Risk Reduction Educator on October 29, 2020, and there are still a few seats available.  Register today for one day of training packed with resources to assist you in your Community Risk Reduction Efforts 

This course provides the foundation and resources for volunteer and career firefighters, support personnel, and injury prevention educators to make a positive change in the community by educating on risk reduction topics and offering programs and resources for all communities.

Target Audience: Any members of the public safety community and other safety advocates.

This is a one-day delivery and will be held October 29, 2020 at the:

Macon-Bibb Health Department

171 Emery Highway

Macon, GA 31217

 

Use the following link to register:

Basic Community Risk Reduction Educator-Macon-Bibb




GFSTC Office Hours


Posted: 10/15/2020

In an attempt to get back to some degree of normalcy, we will reopen the office on 10/19/20. We will continue to stagger work schedules and see people on an appointment only basis. We will also limit exposure, practice safe distancing and other safety guidelines. We will continue to monitor ourselves and those who visit the office. On the 19th we will discuss these safety guidelines. As we all know, we all have people in our lives that we want to protect as much as possible.


Announcement: Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting 11/10/2020


Posted: 10/09/2020

Announcement:
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting

 
The next Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting will be held on 11/10/2020. The Council Meeting will be held at GPSTC in Forsyth at 11:00 AM.

THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:
 
OPENING OF THE MEETING
ESTABLISH QUORUM
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
AGENCY UPDATE
OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURN

  



Course Announcements: Initial Fire Investigations and Introduction to Color and Honor Guard


Posted: 09/17/2020

The Georgia Fire Academy is hosting the first offering of the course Initial Fire Investigations: Origin and Cause Determination for Company Officers, November 9th through November 12th, 2020.

 

This new GFA course will provide suppression personnel and entry-level fire investigators initial training and education on the fire service responder's responsibility to begin the process of fire investigations.

 

The target audience for this course is the fire suppression company officer, fire service personnel who desire to obtain further training in the determination of the fire origin and cause, and fire service personnel who are preparing for a career focus in fire investigations.

 

This is a four (4) day delivery and will be held November 9th through November 12th, 2020 at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

                                                           

Initial Fire Investigations: Origin and Cause Determination for Company Officers - Nov 2020




The Georgia Fire Academy is hosting the course Introduction to Color and Honor Guard October 27th through October 29th, 2020.

 

This class is designed to introduce public safety personnel who are interested in joining a Color/Honor Guard, or are new members of a Color/Honor Guard, to the basic protocols of Color/Honor Guard activities. Topics include organization, uniforms, networking, drill movements, flag handling, and etiquette along with many more procedures and protocols.

 

                                                            

Introduction to Color & Guard - October 2020






Do you like representation and funds for your department? Importance of the 2020 Census Completion


Posted: 09/17/2020

Do you like representation and funds for your department?
Importance of the 2020 Census Completion

 
Currently, Georgia’s census self-response rate – at 61.2% – is lagging behind many states as well as the national average. Participating in the census is required by law, and it is key to Georgia’s future because response rates determine how billions of dollars in federal funding are directed to states for education, infrastructure, public health, and related areas.
 
If you are involved in any community organizations, please spread the word to encourage everyone to participate.
 
HOW TO RESPOND: Georgians can respond to the 2020 Census in one of three ways: online at my2020census.gov, over the phone by calling 844-330-2020, or by filling out and returning the official U.S. Census Bureau mail that you may have received.
 
Key Facts:
 
  1. The census determines how federal aid is distributed, ensures accurate representation for districts at both the state and federal level, and helps all Georgia communities plan for the future.
  2. Responses help direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for healthcare, emergency and disaster response, education, and infrastructure.
  3. The 2020 U.S. Census is a count of everyone who lives in the United States, including non-citizens. No questions about citizenship will appear on the questionnaire.
  4. Many places are Hard-to-Count. Find out if there are H-T-C areas near you: https://census.georgia.gov/census-101/hard-count-populations.
  5. Up-to-date 2020 Census self-response rates for our state, individual counties, and cities can be found here: https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html.
 
More information can be found on Georgia’s official website at https://census.georgia.gov and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @gacensus2020.
 



Announcement: Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Office Hours


Posted: 09/14/2020



Announcement:
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council
Office Hours and Testing

Following the Governor's statewide Executive order, we will continue to telework until October 10, 2020; we will reevaluate and make a further decision at that time. All employees are teleworking and tests are being graded.

Re: Walk on testing

Walk on testing at departments is allowed
*provided that permission has been granted by the host department and that all social distancing guidelines are being observed*. Our office is still closed to walk on testing.

We are all available via email, if you have questions feel free to call your local Compliance Manager or email our office at support@gfstconline.org. All numbers and email addresses are available on our website. If it is critical that you meet face to face with one of our staff members, please contact them to make an appointment.

Everyone take care and stay safe.

 
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Good luck, Alan!


Posted: 09/01/2020

Things don't feel quite right here at GFSTC today and I've got a touch of the blues. Alan Smith has left GFSTC and he worked his first day on the job as the Chief of Meriwether County Fire and Rescue.
Most of you know Alan from his position here as Compliance Manager; while all of us are excited for Alan in his new position, we hate to see him leave and will miss him. As a part of the GFSTC team Alan served the departments and firefighters of his region by helping them maintain compliance and certifications so they could better serve the citizens of Georgia. Please help us in congratulating Alan as he moves into the next phase of his service to the citizens of our state. We would like to thank Alan for his dedication and commitment while part of GFSTC and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
Everyone stay safe!
Whitman
Any of the departments in Alan's region are welcome to contact us for assistance.



Announcement: Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting 9/8/2020


Posted: 08/17/2020

Announcement:
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting
 
The next Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting will be held on
9/8/2020. The Council Meeting will be held at GPSTC in Forsyth at 11:00 AM.

Call in information is:
401-592-7045?
PIN: 190 202 559#
You must mute your phone.

THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:
 
OPENING OF THE MEETING
ESTABLISH QUORUM
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
AGENCY UPDATE
OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURN




Announcement: Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Office Hours and Testing 8/10/2020


Posted: 08/10/2020

Announcement:
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council
Office Hours and Testing

Following the Governor's statewide Executive order, we will continue to telework until September 10, 2020; we will reevaluate and make a further decision at that time. All employees are teleworking and tests are being graded.

Re: Walk on testing

Walk on testing at departments is allowed
*provided that permission has been granted by the host department and that all social distancing guidelines are being observed*. Our office is still closed to walk on testing.

We are all available via email, if you have questions feel free to call your local Compliance Manager or email our office at support@gfstconline.org. All numbers and email addresses are available on our website. If it is critical that you meet face to face with one of our staff members, please contact them to make an appointment.

Everyone take care and stay safe.

 
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Fire Equipment Demo!


Posted: 08/05/2020

Cornelia Fire Department

See attached flyer for details.

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Announcement: Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Office Hours and Testing


Posted: 07/28/2020

Announcement:
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council
Office Hours and Testing

Following the Governor's statewide Executive order, we will continue to telework until August 11; we will reevaluate and make a further decision at that time. All employees are teleworking and tests are being graded.

Re: Walk on testing

Walk on testing at departments is allowed *provided that permission has been granted by the host department and that all social distancing guidelines are being observed*.

Our office is still closed to walk on testing.

We are all available via email, if you have questions feel free to call your local Compliance Manager. All numbers and email addresses are available on our website. 

For more information surrounding Governor Kemp's order as well as COVID related resources, please visit https://www.georgia.org/covid19bizguide



GFSTC MEETING CANCELLED AND OFFICE CLOSURE


Posted: 07/13/2020

Message from Director Henderson:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the GFSTC Council meeting scheduled for 7/14/2020 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Our office will be closed for the next two weeks, we will tentatively reopen on July 27, 2020.

We will still be teleworking, please reach out to your local Compliance Manager with questions, their contact information is on the "About Us" section of the website. You can also always email support@gfstconline.org as well. Everyone stay safe.


CONTACTS:

Alan Smith - Compliance and Evaluation Manager
asmith@gfstconline.org
770-304-6610

Wayne Feller - Compliance and Evaluation Manager
wfeller@gfstconline.org
912-253-5751

David Trussell - Compliance and Evaluation Manager
dtrussell@gfstconline.org
478-952-2017

Bryan Allen - Compliance and Evaluation Manager
ballen@gfstconline.org
678-858-0090

Gordon Henderson
ghenderson@gfstconline.org
706-766-4260

SUPPORT

support@gfstconline.org





MORGAN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FULL-TIME BATTALION CHIEF POSITION


Posted: 07/13/2020

MORGAN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
FULL-TIME BATTALION CHIEF POSITION

Morgan County is seeking applicants to fill a full-time Battalion Chief position.  Qualifications
include high school diploma or GED equivalent, Georgia State Certified Firefighter.
NPQ/IFSAC Firefighter II, EMT - I or above, must be 21 years of age and possess a valid
Georgia Driver’s license class F or higher. This position works a 24/48-hour shift.  Starting
Salary is $46,787.76. Please see full Job Description online or with job application from Human
Resources.  This job is a safety sensitive position that will require a pre-employment drug test, criminal history, and subsequent random drug and alcohol testing. 
Closing date is 7/31/2020

Applications can be picked up at:
Morgan County Board of Commissioners
150 East Washington Street
Madison, GA 30650
Or online at www.morgancountga.gov
 Morgan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer



GFSTC Virtual Council Meeting July 14, 2020


Posted: 06/26/2020

The Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting will be held on
7/14/2020 at 11:00 AM. 
Due to COVID precautions the Council Meeting will be held virtually.

The call in information is 

1 641-632-2250
PIN: 707 778 898#

If you would like to call in your phone must be muted.

 
THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:
 
OPENING OF THE MEETING
ESTABLISH QUORUM
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
AGENCY UPDATE
OLD BUSINESS
  • TBA
NEW BUSINESS



Gwinnett County is hiring!


Posted: 06/02/2020

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services provides emergency medical services and fire protection to the citizens of Gwinnett County. The Department's mission is to save lives and protect property and we have a prestigious history of doing this with many significant accomplishments. As a valued member of our team, you will assist in the performance of emergency medical treatment, life rescue and fire suppression.

  

The following positions are available with new education incentives:

·        Firemedic

Salary will be based on qualifications and experience.

o   $42,047 - $47,297     Starting Salary

o   $43,308 - $48,715     3% pay incentive for an Associate's degree

o   $44,569 - $50,134     6% pay incentive for a Bachelor's degree

Incentive:

o   $2,000 Hiring Incentive within first year of employment - This is for new Gwinnett County employees only (not rehires).

·        Firefighter/Paramedic Trainee

o   $36,331     Starting Salary

o   $37,420     (includes 3% pay incentive for an Associate's degree)

o   $38,510     (includes 6% pay incentive for a Bachelor's degree)

After successful completion of Firefighter/Paramedic Trainee Recruit School and after obtaining all required Fire certifications as well as National Registry and State of Georgia Paramedic certifications, the salary will be adjusted as follows:

o   $43,729     Annual Salary

o   $45,040     (includes 3% pay incentive for an Associate's degree)           

o   $46,352     (includes 6% pay incentive for a Bachelor's degree)




NEW COVID TESTING REQUIREMENTS


Posted: 05/12/2020

Announcement:
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council COVID Testing Requirements


The following requirements must be met for all testing sites.

**Monitors will need to schedule a time to pick up tests and receive tests outside of the building to limit exposure; a remote location would be best.

Monitor/Proctor must wear eye protection or prescription glasses and a protective mask.
 
A fan to bring fresh air into the room via positive or negative pressure.
 
Masks will be provided by host department.
 
Students are strongly advised to wear a protective masks.
 
NO Walk-ons allowed!
 
No cell phones allowed in testing area by students.
 
Hand Sanitizer stationed at doorway must use to enter and to exit and the Monitor/Proctor must
be provided hand sanitizer for his work space.
 
Restroom must be stocked with soap, paper towels and disinfectant spray.
 
Temperature must be taken prior to start of test.
 
If anyone has a Temperature greater than 100 degrees F, they must leave the testing event immediately.

Ask the following questions:
 
Do you have a sore throat?
           
Is person presenting active coughing?
                       
New significant and unexplained fatigue or muscle aches?
                                   
New loss of taste or smell?
                                   
Any known recent exposure/contact to Covid-19 patient/person?
                                   
Chills?  Repeated Shaking?  Headache?
                                   
Covid-toes (burning or numbness at the tip of toes)?
 
If yes to any of the above questions send the person to contact their Training Officer for further directions. Separate them from the class.
 
 
 




GFSTC OFFICE AND TESTING


Posted: 05/06/2020

We are tentatively planning to return to the office on May 18th and we will start making decisions at that time re: when to start testing again. We will probably have staggered schedules so your best bet will still be to email instead of calling. As soon as decisions are made on how to conduct testing we will post here and on Facebook and send out an email.


HALL COUNTY IS HIRING!


Posted: 04/29/2020

HALL COUNTY IS HIRING!


The 7th Largest Fire Department in the State of Georgia wants you to join our team!  Hall County Fire Services is hosting a ‘Fast-track’ 6 week program for new hires that are currently Georgia State certified firefighters or have successfully challenged the NPQ Firefighter I testing during the past year and are eligible to become Georgia State certified firefighters.

 

·       16 stations protecting 400 square miles; serving 200,000 residents

·       Hourly Rate:  $13.73/hr {or $39,981 based on 2,912 hrs worked/yr}

·       HCFS will provide EMT-A Certifications

·       7.5% Paramedic Incentive

·       $2.25/hr Paramedic Incentive (when assigned to Med Unit)

·       Special Teams Opportunities (SWAT Medic, Haz Mat, Marine Rescue, TRT)

·       Paid time off

·       Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance

·       County Clinic and Pharmacy

·       Retirement Plans:  457b up to 4% match; 401a 2% county contribution

 

Email hcfsinfo@hallcounty.org for more information; and/or go to www.hallcounty.org Employment Opportunities to fill out application for ‘Certified Firefighter Fast-Track Program’ {there are 2 parts to the application process, application will not be reviewed unless both parts are completed.}  Application process closes May 22nd.




FEMA GRANT INFORMATION


Posted: 04/21/2020

Here's another chance to apply for some grants!

https://mailchi.mp/f4a70c0d715b/fema-grant-information-safer-grant-and-fire-prevention-safety-grant



SUSPENSION OF TESTING


Posted: 04/14/2020



NOTICE!

SUSPENSION OF TESTING

Unfortunately, due to the uncertainly and the concerns surrounding COVID-19,
all GFSTC testing has been suspended until further notice.

As soon as we decide to resume testing we will let all of you know.




Announcement: Decisions from Special Called GFSTC Meeting 4/2020


Posted: 04/13/2020

Announcement:
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting

 
The Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council held a Special Called Meeting on April 3, 2020 to discuss the 24 hours of require professional development training for the calendar year 2020. During the meeting the following was voted on and decided by the council:
 
  1. Waive all GFSTC required training hours for 2020.
    1. Training should take place if safely possible and be reported but no adverse action will taken if that does not happen.
    2. The suspension of training hours by GFSTC does not relieve any fire department or firefighter from completing the requirements imposed by the Georgia Firefighter’s Pension Fund or the Insurance Services Organization (ISO).
 
  1. Suspend in-person onsite reviews and any other in-person activities until further notice.
    1. GFSTC will use electronic media to perform functions when feasible.
 
  1. Suspend in-person Council meetings until further notice.
    1. The Council will meet electronically when necessary.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your GFSTC Field Representative or me. The contact information is on the website under the “About Us” page and on the “News” page.
 
Respectfully,
 
 Gordon Henderson



Call in number for Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Special Meeting


Posted: 04/03/2020

Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Special Meeting
4/3/2020 at 1:00 PM

This will be a remote/call in meeting

To join by phone, dial +1 573-362-3136 and enter this PIN: 489 861 635#



GFSTC MEETING MINUTES 3/10/2020


Posted: 04/01/2020


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GFSTC SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING APRIL 3, 2020


Posted: 04/01/2020

GFSTC SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING APRIL 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM 

Announcement:
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting

 
A Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Special Meeting has been called for 4/3/2020 at 1:00 PM. This will be a telework/remote meeting.

THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:
 
OPENING OF THE MEETING
ESTABLISH QUORUM
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
AGENCY UPDATE
OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS

  • Discuss the possibility of reducing the number of professional development hours require for 2020 due to the requirement for social distancing. 

ADJOURN
 

For assistance,
visit our website https://management.gfstconline.org  
or email support@gfstconline.org





UPDATE: GFSTC and COVID-19


Posted: 03/19/2020

Announcement:
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council



UPDATE 
**********************
3/19/2020

Good morning everyone! Unfortunately, due to the concerns surrounding COVID-19, we have had to close our office in Forsyth. I want to make sure that you know while we are not physically in the office we will remain available via email and cell phones and that we will be happy to assist you in any way possible.
Everyone stay safe!

 
Good afternoon, 

Due to the concerns with COVID-19 and in order to comply with directives issued by Governor Kemp,
/
GFSTC will suspend testing until March 31, 2020
 

We 
will reevaluate the situation at that time.
 
We have been working in conjunction with GPSTC and GFA and will be testing any classes that they schedule. GFSTC will allow for time extensions on testing if needed.

Your first line of contact for any concerns should be your Compliance Manager in the field; their contact information is listed below. 
 
Most staff will be teleworking but we do plan to have one staff member in the office during regular business hours unless something changes. Please send email correspondence to support@gfstconline.org
 
We hope that everyone will comply with CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19. Please follow the link to learn more about this rapidly evolving situation. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

CONTACTS:

Alan Smith - Compliance and Evaluation Manager
asmith@gfstconline.org
770-304-6610

Wayne Feller - Compliance and Evaluation Manager
wfeller@gfstconline.org
912-253-5751

David Trussell - Compliance and Evaluation Manager
dtrussell@gfstconline.org
478-952-2017

Bryan Allen - Compliance and Evaluation Manager
ballen@gfstconline.org
678-858-0090

Gordon Henderson
ghenderson@gfstconline.org
706-766-4260



2020 Fireworks Tax Grant Recipients


Posted: 03/13/2020

Please extend a big CONGRATULATIONS to this year's Fireworks Tax Grant recipients! We awarded 34 grants totaling just under $500,000.00! We all look forward to seeing the equipment that these departments can now put into operation.

ANTIOCH VFD
BOLD SPRING FIRE DEPARTMENT
BRYAN COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES
BUTLER FIRE DEPARTMENT
CEDAR CROSSING VFD
CHARLTON COUNTY FIRE/RESCUE
COBBTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT
COLLINS FIRE
COOK COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT
DAVISBORO VFD
DECATUR COUNTY FIRE & RESCUE
DOYLE VFD
FORT PERRY VFD
GLENWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT
HARRISON VFD
JACKSONVILLE VFD
JEKYLL ISLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT
JOHNSON COUNTY FIRE
LAKE PARK VFD
LAURENS COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT
LINCOLN PARK VFD
MILAN VFD
MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES
NEESE SANFORD VFD
NICHOLSON AREA FIRE DEPARTMENT
NORTH WEST HARRIS VFD
PEMBROKE VFD
PERRY FIRE DEPARTMENT
PITTS FIRE RESCUE
RAYLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
SPARKS VFD
TENNILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
TOWNS COUNTY FIRE RESCUE
WAVERLY HALL FIRE DEPARTMENT




Gwinnett County is Hiring!


Posted: 03/10/2020


Gwinnett County has the following positions available:


·        Part-time Adjunct EMS Instructor 

·        Firemedic

·        Firefighter/Paramedic Trainee


For more information follow the link or contact:


Sara A. Lamb | Manager | Employee Support & Training
Department of Fire & Emergency Services | Gwinnett County Government 
678.518.4816 | 408 Hurricane Shoals Road NE | Lawrenceville, GA  30046 | 
www.gwinnettcounty.com




GFSTC Council meeting March 10, 2020 11:00 AM


Posted: 03/09/2020




Announcement:
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting

 
The next Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting will be held on
3/10/2020. The Council Meeting will be held at GPSTC in Forsyth in the Courtroom at 11:00 AM.

The call in information is +1-415-655-0001 Access code: 644 899 131

THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:
 
OPENING OF THE MEETING
ESTABLISH QUORUM
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
AGENCY UPDATE
OLD BUSINESS
Approve Support Firefighter Course
NEW BUSINESS
GFSTC Rules Clarification
Greg Kelley reinstatement request
Approve 2020 Fireworks Tax Grant Recipients
 
ADJOURN
 

For assistance,
visit our website https://management.gfstconline.org  
or email support@gfstconline.org
or call 478-993-4521.





DRAFT: GFSTC MEETING MINUTES January 14, 2020


Posted: 03/09/2020

DRAFT: GFSTC MEETING MINUTES January 14, 2020
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ACTION REQUIRED: Power User Accounts


Posted: 02/18/2020

This information is for the Power Users that are still signing in to the website with the "older" usernames.
If you already sign in with an email address, it's your lucky day and this email does not apply to you!

If you still sign in with anything that is *not* an email address- well, this Bud's for you. If your username is something like CCVFD or BAfirebreather or georgiasparkstomper or RVF2013  you will need to update your information. On Monday, Feb 24, 2020 we will be shutting down all of the power user accounts that are not email addresses and you will not be able to access your account if you have not updated it.

If the person you would like to designate as a Power User is currently listed on the FD Update for that is on file with us, you will just need to send us a Web Registration Form for those individuals that you wish to have access to your department records.

If the person you would like to designate as a Power User is *not* on your FD Update form you will need to submit a new one. This form must be filled out completely and signed by whomever the Fire Chief/Agency Director reports to, i.e. City Manager, County Commissioner, etc.. 
We will also need a Web Registration Form for those individuals that you wish to have access to your department records..

Click here for the FD Update Form
Click here for the Website Registration Form
Both of these forms are also available on the website (Forms page) and our news page.
We will also be glad to email you one. If you need any guidance with this process please do not hesitate to call or email us.
Have a great week!



Announcement: Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting 3/10/2020


Posted: 02/12/2020

 
Announcement:
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting


 
The next Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting will be held on
3/10/2020. The Council Meeting will be held at GPSTC in Forsyth at 11:00 AM. We will send out another email announcing the room and the details for the conference call.

THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:
 
OPENING OF THE MEETING
ESTABLISH QUORUM
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
AGENCY UPDATE
OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURN

 




Crisp County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Firefighter.


Posted: 02/04/2020

Crisp County Fire Rescue

Crisp County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Firefighter.

Candidates may apply by application at the Board of Commissioners Office, 210 S 7th ST, Cordele, GA 31015 Room 303 or submit resume to mirwin@crispcounty.com.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Responds to emergency calls for fire suppression, medical assistance, hazardous materials incidents, natural disasters, explosions, bomb threats, downed power lines, auto accidents, mass casualty incidents, and other emergency situations; Responds to instructions from from dispatcher; contacts appropriate related agencies as needed; performs general housekeeping and maintenance work associated with maintaining a fire station; operates related equipment.

DUTIES INCLUDE:
Provides protection of life and property; Operates firefighting equipment and employ techniques to suppress, control, and extinguish fires; Respond to a variety of emergency calls requiring the administration of first aid and medical treatment such as administering oxygen, resuscitation, CPR, removing victims from danger, etc.; Prepares various records and reports such as incident reports, station log books, fire inspection reports: maintain and repair equipment as needed; maintain upkeep of station and grounds; attend schools and training as directed; other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
At least 18 years of age
High School diploma or equivalent
Must be NPQ 1 certified firefighter and Georgia certified firefighter within 1 year of employment
Possess a VALID Georgia drivers license
NO felony convictions in the last 10 years
Must be able to perform ALL functions of responsibility. Must meet the County's physical qualifications; pass background check, medical exams, and drug screen

A very competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Applications and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

READ:
Candidates may apply by application at the Board of Commissioners Office, 210 S 7th ST, Cordele, GA 31015 Room 303 or submit resume to mirwin@crispcounty.com.

Crisp County Board of Commissioners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

https://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob…





TESTING AND EMAIL ADDRESSES


Posted: 01/28/2020

OK, everybody…..

Pick up your phone, sit down at your computer or do whatever it is that you do to get on the internet. Go to the GFSTC website- management.gfstconline.org and sign in and verify that your email address is correct. You will not be able to reserve or confirm a seat for a test without a valid email address; this is especially important now that all test reservations are being made online. You will be unable to receive communications from GFSTC if your email address is absent or incorrect. Chiefs and training officers must have a valid email address as well as they will need to be alerted that there is a reservation that will need to be approved before that reservation is confirmed. Just a little quick housekeeping that will help everyone in the long run! And- if you want to add a good phone number while you are there, you get bonus points!




GFSTC 2020 Fireworks Tax Grant Announcement


Posted: 01/17/2020

Announcement:

GFSTC 2020 Fireworks Tax Grant Application 

 
Georgia Fire Departments:

This is the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council announcement and policy for the 2020 Fireworks Tax Grants. Please understand that we have a limited amount of monies and while all departments are welcome to make application, those departments that demonstrate the most financial and operational need will be the primary consideration in the Grant Review Committee’s and Council’s decision-making process.

The Grant Application period will begin on January 15, 2020 and must be received in the GFSTC office by the close of business, 5:00 PM, on February 17, 2020. Applications will be accepted electronically. Any applications received after that date and time will not be considered in the 2020 process. A date will be announced for the Grant Review Committee to meet. We will announce a date for the GFSTC Council Meeting for the final approval of the grant awards by the Council. Any department that is awarded a grant will have to complete a State of Georgia Vendor Management Form before we can process the requisition for funding. This form will need to be correctly completed and submitted for approval prior to any requisition request. GFSTC will supply the selected departments with the form and assistance in completing it if necessary. 

As part of the grant application you will be required to upload three documents; an Application Signature Page, proof of cancer insurance/statement of benefits, and a copy of a vendor quote good for 6 months for the items that you are requesting to purchase. 

Once again, please have all grant applications correctly completed and submitted online no later than 5:00 PM, February 17, 2020. If you need any assistance or have questions with the application process, please contact the GFSTC office at 478-993-4521 and someone will assist you.

Gordon Henderson, Director


LINK TO 2020 FIREWORKS TAX GRANT APPLICATION

LINK TO APPLICATION SIGNATURE PAGE



GFSTC 2019 Holiday Schedule


Posted: 12/20/2019

Merry Christmas from all of us here at GFSTC to all of you! 

Holiday Schedule: The GFSTC office will be closed December 24-27 and January 1, 2020.



NEW rules will go into effect on 1/1/2020


Posted: 12/19/2019

NEW rules have been promulgated and will go into effect on 1/1/2020.

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Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting 1/14/2020


Posted: 12/19/2019

Announcement:
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting

 
The next Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting will be held on
1/14/2020. The Council Meeting will be held at GPSTC in Forsyth at 11:00 AM.

THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:
 
OPENING OF THE MEETING
ESTABLISH QUORUM
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
AGENCY UPDATE
OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURN

 



Job Openings: Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services


Posted: 12/11/2019

Job Openings:  Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services 

Department of Fire and Emergency Services provides emergency medical services and fire protection to the citizens of Gwinnett County. The Department's mission is to save lives and protect property and we have a prestigious history of doing this with many significant accomplishments. As a valued member of our team, you will assist in the performance of emergency medical treatment, life rescue and basic fire suppression.Learn more about the positions at the links below.

Firemedic

Firefighter/Paramedic Trainee

To apply for a position, please visit http://gwinnettcounty.com 





Job Announcement: Hall County Fire Services – Deputy Chief of Operations


Posted: 12/03/2019

Job Announcement: Hall County Fire Services- Deputy Chief of Operations

Hall County Fire Services in Gainesville, GA is seeking to fill the Deputy Chief of Operations position to assist the Fire Chief in leading a career department of 370+ members. This leadership position will be responsible for oversight and management of all aspects of Emergency Operations as well as the Emergency Medical Services and Training Divisions. The position will directly supervise 3 Shift Commanders and Division Chiefs of Training and EMS.

Responsibilities include assistance with planning and directing various activities including administration, budget preparation, fire suppression, training, emergency medical services and may also serve as Acting Fire Chief when assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate for this leadership position must have or obtain the qualifications…

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science, Public Administration or related field.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of fire service experience in an operational capacity of a career department (Metro-sized department preferred).
  • Minimum of four (4) years supervisory experience in the fire service at a rank of Battalion Chief of higher
  • OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

  • State of Georgia Firefighter certification, or NPQ-II or IFSAC Equivalent or obtain within 1 year
  • NFA Executive Fire Officer and/or Chief Fire Officer Designation through CPSE highly desired
  • Previous EMT or Paramedic experience or certification preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR)
  • Previous experience in Special Operations i.e. HAZMAT, Dive-Rescue etc. highly desired
  • NPQ Fire Officer III Certification or equivalent or obtain within 2 years
  • ICS-100, 200, 300, 400 & FEMA IS 700, 800
  • OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

The Deputy Chief is a management position with an annual salary of $105,000 to $115,000 (DOQ). The County also offers an extremely attractive benefits package including:

  • 8% County contribution to retirement plus up to 5% additional match on employee 457b program
  • County Paid Medical/Dental/Vision coverage options for employee and eligible dependents
  • Free Employee Health Clinic • County paid Short-Term Disability and employee option to elect Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • County paid Life Insurance (2x salary), and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Paid Time Off 10 days/1st yr. • Holidays – 9 days per year
  • Take-home department vehicle 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Flexible Spending Account

Candidates must complete an online application via www.hallcounty.org




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Chatham Emergency Services is currently searching for a Fire Training Officer


Posted: 11/19/2019

Chatham Emergency Services CES is currently searching for a Fire Training Officer. 
This position holds the rank of a Fire Captain and considered a primary member of the Fire Leadership Team.

OVERVIEW

Under the direction of the Fire Chief, the Captain assigned as the Fire Training Officer is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating all training activities of the fire department. Duties include but are not limited to implementing annual training priorities, goals, and objectives; curriculum and program development; managing, coordinating, and scheduling the delivery of initial certification training, continuing education and competency evaluations for all fire personnel; conducts classroom, field instructions and drills; maintain training records; respond to emergency incidents as a fire officer; and manages other assigned programs and projects.

This position is considered part of the CES critical workforce and subject to call back. Functions as the Planning Section Chief during disaster / emergency activation of the CES Incident Management Team.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Please reference the attached Full Job Description for minimum and preferred requirements for the position.  


Application Links:

Company Website
 
Indeed





EVALUATOR UPDATE


Posted: 11/19/2019

ATTENTION DEPARTMENTS AND EVALUATORS:

If you have not been issued an Evaluator ID card you will not be allowed to evaluate after 12/31/2019. The only exception will be for those who are enrolled in an update class from December 2019 through March 2020. You must be enrolled in the class prior to January 1, 2020.

Upcoming Evaluator Classes: 

12/3/2019, Ware Co.
1/18/2020, City Of Hartwell
2/2020, TBA
3/3/2020, Cherokee Co.



Upcoming Class @ Lavonia FD


Posted: 11/07/2019

FYI- Upcoming Class @ Lavonia FD


Hello to all,  
It is coming up on that time of year where we are preparing for our 10th annual Certified Firefighter Class.  Class will take place at Lavonia Fire Department on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and every other Saturday beginning on Tuesday January 7th at 6PM.   Each student will be given a class schedule and additional paperwork on the first night of class.  Please make sure your students understand the meaning PROMPTNESS and RESPECT, if they do not , they will be asked to leave and not return.  Class starts at 6PM unless other arrangements have been made by that student with Chief O'barr or myself.  Every class is MANDATORY unless Family or Work prohibit.  We do not except excuses so please make sure your students understand this before signing them up.  Please send your students with the following to class:

-Essentials 6th Edition
-Their GFSTC ID number.  If they do not have one, please proceed with registering them with Ga. Firefighter Standards and Training Now.  You can send these to me when you respond letting me know who will be attending.
-Compliant Head to Toe PPE,  Which means all PPE must be in 10 year date range.  
-Please make sure all bunker properly fits your students. 
-SCBA with functioning integrated PASS device.  SCBA Cylinder within current hydro date.
-Please do not send anyone to class with anything less than what is required.  

This class will begin as a Volunteer Suppression Firefighter Class,  FF1 will be an option if there are enough students in the class that want to obtain this certification, which will include HAZ-MAT Operations and NPQ 1 written testing & NPQ 1 Practical testing.

--
"90 Percent Don't Belong, 9 Percent are the go to members of your organization, and THEN THERE IS THAT 1% that are true SERVANTS!!!!    Its your Choice, It only takes 1 Leader & 1 Follower to start a movement, to Change the CULTURE".---------281

Shane Bentley
281 Sales & Service
Municipal Fire Equipment
164 Stone Bridge Road
Lavonia GA, 30553
7067163286



Deadline for entry of training hours is quickly approaching!


Posted: 11/07/2019

Hello everyone!

It's that time of year again; the deadline for entry of training hours is quickly approaching. Please, do not procrastinate and wait until the last minute to enter your department's training hours. We don't mind helping but if we receive an abundance of last minute calls it will be nearly impossible to assist everyone. If you have any questions let our office know.



2019 Georgia Fallen Firefighters Memorial


Posted: 10/18/2019

2019 Georgia Fallen Firefighters Memorial

The ceremony will be held Friday October 25, 2019 and will begin at 11:00 in the GPSTC Auditorium. 

We look forward to seeing you there as we honor Georgia’s fallen.




Hall County is hiring!


Posted: 10/15/2019

The 7th Largest Fire Department in the State of Georgia wants you to join our team!  Hall County Fire Services is hosting a ‘Fast-track’ 6 week program for new hires that are currently Georgia State certified firefighters or have successfully challenged the NPQ Firefighter I testing during the past year and are eligible to become Georgia State certified firefighters.

 

·         16 stations protecting 400 square miles; serving 200,000 residents

·         Hourly Rate:  $13.73/hr {or $39,981 based on 2,912 hrs worked/yr}

·         HCFS will provide EMT-A Certifications

·         7.5% Paramedic Incentive

·         $2.25/hr Paramedic Incentive (when assigned to Med Unit)

·         Special Teams Opportunities (SWAT Medic, Haz Mat, Marine Rescue, TRT)

·         Paid time off

·         Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance

·         County Clinic and Pharmacy

·         Retirement Plans:  457b up to 4% match; 401a 2% county contribution

 

Email hcfsinfo@hallcounty.org for more information; and/or go to www.hallcounty.org Employment Opportunities to fill out application for ‘Certified Firefighter Fast-Track Program’ {there are 2 parts to the application process, application will not be reviewed unless both parts are completed.}

 




Public Hearing for Proposed Rule Changes and GFSTC Meeting 8-20-2019


Posted: 07/24/2019


The next Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting will be held on 8/20/2019. This will be a public hearing for proposed GFSTC rule changes with the Council meeting to follow. The hearing and meeting will be held at GPSTC in Forsyth at 9:00 AM. A draft of the rule changes is attached below.


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DRAFT: GFSTC Meeting Minutes 7-9-2019


Posted: 07/24/2019


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Upcoming GFSTC Council Meeting July 9, 2019


Posted: 07/03/2019

The next Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting will be held on July 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM. The Council Meeting will be held at GPSTC in Forsyth.

THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:

OPENING OF THE MEETING
ESTABLISH QUORUM
AGENCY UPDATE
(VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER ISSUES)
OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURN

GFSTC Meeting will be available via web conference.

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 11:00 am

To join online:
Meeting number: 647 012 124
Password: GFSTC

https://gpstc.webex.com/gpstc/j.php?MTID=m83c4bd9fe9ea6d3325f8b3ac652de787

OR

To join by phone
+1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Access code: 647 012 124




Independence Day Holiday Schedule


Posted: 07/02/2019

All of us here at GFSTC are wishing you a very happy Independence Day!!! Our office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th, 2019. We will resume normal operating hours on Monday, July 8th.

Everyone have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!




DRAFT: GFSTC MEETING MINUTES 5/7/2019


Posted: 06/28/2019

See attached PDF, please note that this is a DRAFT until approved by the Council.




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Upcoming GFSTC Council Meeting July 9, 2019


Posted: 05/22/2019

The next Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting will be held on July 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM. The Council Meeting will be held at GPSTC in Forsyth.

THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:
 
OPENING OF THE MEETING

ESTABLISH QUORUM

AGENCY UPDATE

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURN

Agenda items will be updated as they are added and confirmed.






Roxanne Burns: Administrative Assistant


Posted: 05/17/2019

We are excited to welcome Roxanne Burns as our new Administrative Assistant! We are confident that Roxanne will be an excellent match for this position and a strong asset to the GFSTC; stop by and say hello if you are down our way! Please send your forms and applications to her at support@gfstconline.org. 
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DRAFT: GFSTC MEETING MINUTES 4/11/2019 (Conference Call)


Posted: 05/02/2019

See attached PDF from the Fireworks Tax Grant conference call, please note that this is a DRAFT until approved by the Council.



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DRAFT: GFSTC MEETING MINUTES 4/2/2019 (Listening Session)


Posted: 05/02/2019

See attached PDF from the listening session in Savannah. Please note that this is a DRAFT until approved by the Council.




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DRAFT: GFSTC MEETING MINUTES 3/14/2019


Posted: 05/02/2019

See attached PDF, please note that this is a DRAFT until approved by the Council.
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2019A FIREWORKS TAX GRANT AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT


Posted: 04/12/2019

 Congratulations to the following departments! We have awarded a total of 37 grants for the 2019A period.

Alamo FD

Atkison County FD

Calhoun County FR

Chaserville

Crisp County

Deepstep FD

Donalsonville FD

Five Area FD

Gilmer County FRD

Grady County VFD

Gresston VFD

Gumlog FD

Hancock County VFD

Lakeland-Lanier FD

Lamar County FRD

Louisville FD

Lumpkin VFD

Macon County Fire Rescue

Marvin Yancy VFD

Patterson VFD

Pierce County FD

Pine Valley VFD

Quitman County VFD

Rock Hill VFD

Schley County Fire&EMS

Spring Creek VFD

Stewart County VFD

Taliaferro County VFD

Tattnall County FRD

Tazewell VFD

Toombs County FD

Twiggs County FD

Twin City FD

Ware County FRD

Warren County VFD

Woodland VFD

Yatesville







GFSTC Conference Call Council Meeting April 11, 2019


Posted: 04/08/2019

There will be a GFSTC Conference Call Council Meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM.

Dial-in number: (712) 451-0978
Access code: 581329

OPENING OF THE MEETING

ESTABLISH QUORUM

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURN




Upcoming GFSTC Council Meeting May 7, 2019


Posted: 04/04/2019

The next Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7th at 9:00 AM. The Council Meeting will be held at GPSTC in Forsyth.


THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:
 
OPENING OF THE MEETING

ESTABLISH QUORUM

AGENCY UPDATE

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURN


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JOB POSTING: ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT 2


Posted: 04/01/2019

Come work with us! Please see attached document for job description and application instructions.
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Upcoming GFSTC Council Meeting April 2, 2019


Posted: 03/29/2019

The next Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting will be held on

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 4:30, after the regular Chief's business meeting. The Council Meeting will be held at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront in the main meeting room. 

THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:

 

OPENING OF THE MEETING

ESTABLISH QUORUM

AGENCY UPDATE

RECIPROCITY

TRAINING

RECEIVE INPUT FROM THE FIRE SERVICE

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURN






Fax Machine Down


Posted: 03/25/2019

We are sad to report that our fax machine is DOWN again! Please email, snail mail or hand deliver any documents. If you need to send us a Fireworks Tax Grant Application, it must either be by email or hand delivery in order to meet Friday's deadline. Also, if you are submitting a grant application, make sure you have the one page statement of benefits from your insurance company that has your department name with current dates of coverage listed and the quote for your requested items




2019A GFSTC Fireworks Tax Grant Application Period Re-opened


Posted: 03/05/2019

We are re-opening the Fireworks Tax grant application period from March 5, 2019 through March 29, 2019. The announcement letter and application are attached below and we have also sent out an email to all department chiefs and training officers. Please see the attached document for all guidelines surrounding the application process. We are working with a small window of time so do not delay in submitting your applications. Incomplete applications will not be considered; please read and follow all guidelines carefully.

For clarification: 

  1. The maximum award per department is $25,000.00.
  2. If you received a grant this year, please do not apply for another. 
  3. If you applied for this year's grant and were not selected you may submit the new application for consideration. 
  4. Funding priorities include those things necessary to improve ISO ratings and achieve or maintain a certificate of compliance for a FD
  5. There will be a 10% match required from each department.
  6. If you submit your application via email, please include "Fireworks Tax Grant 2019A" and your department name in the email subject line.

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Forms now available on new website!


Posted: 02/22/2019

Forms are now available on the new website! 

1. Sign into your account
2. In the orange bar across the top click "Home".
3. A drop down box will appear, click "Forms".
4. Another drop down will appear and you can select the forms that you need to download.



DRAFT: GFSTC MEETING MINUTES January 15, 2019


Posted: 02/14/2019

DRAFT: GFSTC MEETING MINUTES January 15, 2019

See attached PDF, please note that this is a DRAFT until approved by the Council.

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Upcoming Council Meeting March 14, 2019


Posted: 02/13/2019


The next Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting will be held on March 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.


THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:
 
OPENING OF THE MEETING
ESTABLISH QUORUM
APPROVE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
AGENCY UPDATE
OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURN




New Website Feature! Add existing firefighters and change status


Posted: 01/24/2019

Good morning, everyone!

We have a new feature that has been added to the website; departments can now add and change the status of existing firefighters that are already in the system and have a GFSTC ID #. 

To add an already existing firefighter to your roster:
  1. Sign in to your departmental account.
  2. On the top right, click Power User. You will select "Add Firefighter to Roster".
  3. You can search by name, GFSTC ID# or last 4 of the Social Security Number. 
  4. When you find the correct firefighter, click the red "Assign to Roster" button.
  5. Are you sure you want to assign to roster?
  6. It will show the ID number; you will need to enter the start date and status and click "Add to Roster".
  7. A confirmation will pop up, click OK.
  8. They will now be added to your roster- you may need to refresh your roster page in order for them to show up.
To change a firefighter's status:
  1. Follow the above instructions to add them to the roster with their new status. (example: if they are changing from Volunteer Suppression to Career, you would select Career.)
  2. After you do that select the firefighter from your roster and click on the yellow “View” button to the right of their information.
  3. This will take you to the firefighter’s information page; click on their “Department” tab.
  4. Scroll down to “Department History” and under “Actions” click on the yellow “Edit” button.
  5. Click “Edit” beside the previous status you wish to remove.
  6. Enter the end date and click “Update”.



Council Meeting, January 15, 2019


Posted: 12/18/2018

The next meeting of the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council will be January 15, 2019 at 9:00 am in the GFSTC Office at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.
 
Agenda:
Opening of the meeting
Establish Quorum
Approve minutes of the last meeting
Agency update
FO3 and FO4 validations
HAZA and HAZO validations
Old business
New business
Adjourn

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Council Meeting, November 1, 2018


Posted: 10/25/2018

The next Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Meeting will be Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:00am in the Courtroom at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.  

THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:
 
OPENING OF THE MEETING
ESTABLISH QUORUM
APPROVE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
AGENCY UPDATE
VOTING ON 2019 FIREWORKS TAX GRANTS

RECIPROCITY
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TESTING SITES

OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURN
THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:
 
OPENING OF THE MEETING
ESTABLISH QUORUM
APPROVE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
AGENCY UPDATE
VOTING ON 2019 FIREWORKS TAX GRANTS

RECIPROCITY
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TESTING SITES

OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURN
THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:
 
OPENING OF THE MEETING
ESTABLISH QUORUM
APPROVE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
AGENCY UPDATE
VOTING ON 2019 FIREWORKS TAX GRANTS

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