Office Closed Monday, April 23, 2018

Posted April 18, 2018
The GFSTC office will be closed Monday, April 23, 2018 for State Holiday.

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Fireworks Tax Grants

Posted April 18, 2018
This letter was emailed to the departments (chiefs & training officers) today.  If you did not receive one by email, we do not have an email address for you 

Georgia Fire Departments:

Please find attached the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council policy and application for the Fireworks Tax Grants. Also, 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 Grant Review Committee’s and Council’s decision-making process.

Since we are working with a compressed time frame for this initial grant process, we must have all grant applications completed correctly and in the GFSTC office by the close of business,
5:00pm, on May 4, 2018. Any applications received in the office after that date and time will not be considered in the 2018 process. The Grant Review Committee, as of now, plans to meet on May 10, 2018. We plan to have a GFSTC council meeting the next week for the final approval 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 departments with the form and assistance in completing it if necessary. The GFSTC staff will need the last half of May and the first half of June to complete the funding request process.

‚ÄčOnce again, please have all grant applications correctly completed and in the GFSTC office no later than 5:00pm, May 4, 2018. 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.

GFSTC Grant Application

GFSTC Grants Final 
 
Gordon Henderson, Director

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WEBSITE MAINTENANCE FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Posted April 5, 2018
Our website will down for maintenance, Friday, April 6, 2018 from 11:00am-4:00pm.  

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FUND RAISER FOR JARED THOMPSON OF SCREVEN COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT

Posted March 23, 2018
THIS IS FROM 
Benjamin L. Tapley, Fire Chief/EMA Director
Screven County Fire Department/EMA
618 Frontage Road West
Sylvania, GA 30467

FUNDRAISER FOR JARED THOMPSON Jared is a 23 year old firefighter and marine that was involved in a car accident on 3/16/2018. Jared is in Memorial in Savannah at this time and will soon be transferred to Shepherd Center in Atlanta for rehabilitation. Jared is paralyzed from the chest down and will have a long road to recovery ahead of him. We would like to help the family meet any needs that may arise as a result of his injuries. All proceeds from these shirts will be used for medical and travel expenses. Donations will also be appreciated. Most of all, please keep him in your prayers. Luke 1:37 You can contact Mikki Saxon or Hannah Page for order forms or ordering. We are accepting cash, checks, and Venmo. Checks need to be made payable to Benefit for Jared Thompson, Venmo @Jared-Thompson-04495.

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EVALUATOR CLASS MARCH 27

Posted March 21, 2018
The Evaluator Class for March 27 will be held in LRC (old library) instead of Room 118.

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GFSTC COUNCIL MEETING REVISED

Posted March 20, 2018
The next GFSTC Council Meeting will be held in Savannah at the GAFC 2018 Annual Spring Executive Training Session.  This meeting will be from 8:30am-9:30am, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in the Savannah Marriott Ballrooms D&E.  It was originally planned for March 27, 2018 at 1:00, here at GPSTC.  
 
Agenda 
 
Approval of AAOP validation
Executive Director's report
Fireworks Tax Monies

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EVALUATOR CLASS - CANCELLED MARCH 5, 2018

Posted March 2, 2018
THE EVALUATOR CLASS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, MARCH 5 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  THE OTHER DATES IN MARCH ARE MARCH 21 IN BAY A AND MARCH  27 IN ROOM 118.  PLEASE SIGNUP FOR THESE CLASSES BY GOING TO OUR TEST EVENT CALENDAR AND SIGNING UP.

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2017 Training Hours - Deadline March 31, 2018

Posted February 28, 2018
Since we are implementing the importing of training hours into our database and haven't yet opened it to the Fire Departments, we have extended the deadline for 2017 training hours. We will need all training hours submitted by midnight, March 31, 2018.  We will have a few training sessions for importing.  An email will be sent to Chiefs and Training Officers regarding import training sessions.  

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GFSTC NEEDS YOUR HELP

Posted February 27, 2018
We need help from the Fire Departments regarding Chief and Training Officer names and email address.  When we send out an email to all the Chiefs and Training Officers at least 150-200 come back undeliverable.  Our records are only as good as the information that are in them.  Can either the Chief or Training Officer email jmathis@gfstconline.org with the correct names and email address of the Chief and Training Officer so we can update our emailing list.  

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LOWNDES COUNTY TRAINING OFFICER POSITION

Posted February 20, 2018
LOWNDES COUNTY
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 01118

                          
      TITLE:    Fire Training Officer 
 
              DEPARTMENT:     Lowndes County Fire/Rescue Service
 
                     LOCATION:    2981 HWY 84 East              
 
           SALARY RANGE:    $42,840.66 annually
 
JOB SUMMARY:     This position is responsible for supervising the development and provision of training for department personnel.
 
MINIMUM TRAINING:     Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a High School Diploma. An Associate’s degree in Fire Science or a related course of study is strongly preferred. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, and a minimum of five years’ experience with a recognized career fire department. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Meet current requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) as a Firefighter 2, Fire Instructor 1, Fire Officer 1, Structural Fire Control Instructor and meet the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Act. Possession of State of GA. EMT license. Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the NFPA as a Fire Instructor 2, Fire Officer 2 and NPQ Evaluator within 12 months of employment. Ability to meet requirements for Emergency Medical Responder Instructor within 12 months of employment.
 
CLOSING DATE:    March 1, 2018
 
APPLICATION:    Applications can be downloaded from the Lowndes County Website www.lowndescounty.com or obtained and returned to the Georgia Department of Labor 229 South Ashley St. Valdosta Ga. 31601.  Department of Labor hours are from 8:00-4:30, Monday-Friday.                  
 
Completed applications can also be mailed to:  

 LOWNDES COUNTY PERSONNEL OFFICE
 P.O. Box 1349                                       
Valdosta, GA 31603-1349

 
 LOWNDES COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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