Council Members

Posted February 8, 2016
Governor Deal has made the following changes to the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council effective January 29, 2016. 

Randy Toms, Mayor of Warner Robins - Municipal Government
Chief Steven Wirth, Heard County Emergency Services  (Reappointment)
Chief Jackie Gibbs, Marietta Fire and Emergency Services (Reappointment)

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION Roster Updates per Rules Effective January 1, 2016

Posted January 25, 2016
Regarding New Rules

576  205-1-3-.02 Registration.
577 (1) All active fire service personnel, except civilian personnel, must be registered with GFSTC.
578 (2) All members of any fire department operating in the State of Georgia must be registered with

579 GFSTC immediately upon appointment with the fire department. As of the approval date for
580 this document, within 30 days the fire department shall review its roster and ensure that all
581 personnel are registered in the GFSTC database.
If personnel are already in the database, the
582 department may correct the roster electronically on the GFSTC website or may submit a
583 Candidate Initial Registration form for all members not currently in the GFSTC database. The
584 registration process is not completed until a Registration or Certification Application form is
585 submitted for each individual to GFSTC.
586 (a) The fire department shall verify the status of all fire service personnel on their roster in the
587 GFSTC database as assigned to one of the following categories:
588 1. C - Career Firefighter
589 2. P - Part-Time Firefighter
590 3. V - Volunteer Suppression Firefighter
591 4. S - Volunteer Support Firefighter
592 5. I - Inmate Firefighter
593 6. R - Recruit
594 7. O - Student in Technical College/Private School
595 (b) Initial registration shall be reported using the Candidate Initial Registration form.
596 (c) The Registration process is not complete until the fire department submits a Registration
597 or Certification Application.

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Council Meeting January 12, 2016

Posted January 4, 2016
The next meeting of the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 8:30 am.  The meeting will be held in the GFSTC office at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

Agenda:
Director Henderson's report
  • GBI - related agency
  • Attorney General's Office - suggest law changes
Elections of Chairman and Vice Chairman of the GFSTC Council

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2015 YEAR END REPORT

Posted December 3, 2015
The 2015 Year End Report is now on our website.  It will remain open until last week of February.  We are sorry for the delay. 

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REVISED COUNCIL MEETING, NOVEMBER 10, 2015

Posted September 25, 2015
The next meeting of the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 8:30 am.  The meeting will be held in the Courtroom at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

Under the authority provided by O.C.G.A. § 25-4-7, (1) To promulgate rules and regulations for the administration for the council; the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council will consider for adoption the September 1, 2015 approved proposed Rules and Regulations at a council meeing on November 10, 2015, at 8:30 am in the Court Room on the second floor at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.  This is an open meeting and all interested parties are invited to attend.  The Council has advertised and held two public hearings on the proposed rules amendments, one on July 28, 2015 and with another on September 1, 2015 to include suggested changes by the public in the July 28th hearing.  No changes were made in the September 1, 2015 meeting. 

If there are any questions or if you would like a copy of the proposed rules please visit our webiste or contact us by phone or email.

Agenda:
Director Henderson's report
Appeal Hearing
Discussion with GBI concerning fingerprint documenation
Rules

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Council Meeting October 6, 2015

Posted September 24, 2015
The next meeting of the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 8:30 am.  The meeting will be held in the LRC at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

Agenda:
Director Henderson's report
Appeal Hearing
Discussion with GBI concerning fingerprint documenation

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Proposed GFSTC Rules and Regulations

Posted August 4, 2015
The Proposed GFSTC Rules & Regulations are now available on our website.  Click on Rules, Current Rules, Proposed Draft Rules with Strike Through. 

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Public Hearing/Council Meeting September 1, 2015

Posted July 30, 2015
The Proposed GFSTC Rules & Regulations draft was approved by the Georgia Firefighter Standards & Training Council on July 30, 2015 and posted for public review on July 30, 2015 until September 1, 2015.  To receive a copy of the rules draft, please stop by the GFSTC office or call 478-993-4521.
 
A Public Hearing will be held at 8:30 am on September 1, 2015 in the LRC at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, 1000 Indian Springs Drive, Forsyth, Georgia.

The Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council meeting will be held following the public hearing in the same location.

Agenda:

Director Henderson's report
Rules

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GFSTC Called Council Meeting July 30, 2015

Posted July 29, 2015
The Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council will hold a called Council meeting via a conference call on Thursday, July 30th at 2pm.

Agenda:  Proposed Rules changes/clarifications. 

To join this meeting participants may call: 1-916-558-7514.  When prompted enter 754518#

To receive an updated copy of the Proposed Rules Draft as approved by the Council on July 28, 2015, email jmathis@gfstconline.org

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Public Hearing/Council Meeting July 28, 2015

Posted July 2, 2015
The Proposed GFSTC Rules and Regulations draft was approved by the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council on June 22, 2015 and posted for public review from June 23, 2015 until July 28, 2015.  To receive a copy of the rules draft you can come by the GFSTC office, call 478-993-4521 or email jmathis@gfstconline.org.

A Public Hearing will be held at 8:30am, July 28, 2015 in Bay A at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, 1000 Indian Springs Drive, Forsyth, Georgia 31029.

A Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council meeting will be held following the Public Hearing in the same location. 

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