2016 YEAR END REPORTING DELAY

Posted December 8, 2016
Due to our ongoing database issues, the 2016 year end report will not be available until our new database is up and running.  We are optimistic that the new database will be completed before the end of the year.  We are in the testing process of the database at this time and hopefully, it won't be much longer.

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Bringing Science to the Streets

Posted December 6, 2016
Bringing Science to the Streets
Featuring Steve Kerber & Dan Madrzykowski
Hosted by Cobb County Fire Training Division


This class is an opportunity for Metro Atlanta Firefighters to see how UL has been researching topics such as building construction, modern fire behavior, ventilation, suppression, and more to help firefighters operate more safely and effectively. This research has been performed in collaboration with technical panels of experienced firefighters to ensure that the research is appropriate and applicable to the fire service. Using the data from UL research and the experience of the technical panels, tactical fireground considerations are presented in this training titled Top 20 Tactical Considerations from Firefighter Research.

Date: 12/14/16 Cost= FREE Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Lunch is NOT Provided)
Location: Cobb County Civic Center
548 South Marietta Pkwy- SE
Marietta, Georgia 30060

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Lowndes County Fire Chief Position

Posted October 31, 2016
LOWNDES COUNTY
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 11616
 
                               TITLE:    Fire Chief
 
              DEPARTMENT:   Lowndes County Fire/Rescue Service
 
                     LOCATION:   2981 US Hwy 84                    
 
          SALARY RANGE:   $75,967.66 Annually
 
JOB SUMMARY:    This position is responsible for the management and operation of the Lowndes County Fire Department, including long- and short-term planning.
 
MINIMUM TRAINING:   Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of an associate degree, bachelor’s preferred, in a course of study related to the occupational field.  Experience to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.  Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of Vehicle operated.  Ability to meet current Fire Officer III Professional qualifications requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association and the Georgia Firefighter Standards and training Act within one year of employment.  Experiences sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience. Ability to meet requirements of Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications NFPA 1041 Level II Instructor with one year of employment.
 

            CLOSING DATE:  December 2, 2016

 
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 of Operation are 8:00-4:30 Monday - Friday 333-5211.
                                
Completed applications can 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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COUNCIL MEETING NOVEMBER 15, 2016

Posted October 27, 2016
 
THE NEXT MEETING OF THE GEORGIA FIREFIGHTER STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL IS SCHUEDULED FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016 AT 8:30 A.M.   THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT GFSTC OFFICE AT THE GEORGIA PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING CENTER
 
THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:
 
AGENDA: 
OPENING OF THE MEETING
ESTABLISH QUORUM
APPROVE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
AGENCY UPDATE
DICUSSION ON STATE CERTIFICATION FOR TECHNICAL SCHOOL STUDENTS (CARL RAYMOND)
GBI WILL NOT ISSUE ORI NUMBERS TO VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENTS
NEW DATABASE PRESENTATION
OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURN

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Cancellation of the GFSTC Council Meeting

Posted October 6, 2016
As Georgia is busy bracing for the effects of Hurricane Matthew, with extensive damage forecast for the coastal area, our fire service family is likely going to be affected either directly by location or through deployments for assistance.  The Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 2016 has been cancelled but will be held at a later date.

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COUNCIL MEETING OCTOBER 11, 2016

Posted October 3, 2016
THE NEXT MEETING OF THE GEORGIA FIREFIGHTER STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL IS SCHUEDULED FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016 AT 8:30 A.M.   THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT GFSTC OFFICE AT THE GEORGIA PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING CENTER
 
THE AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE:
 
AGENDA: 
OPENING OF THE MEETING
ESTABLISH QUORUM
APPROVE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
AGENCY UPDATE
DICUSSION ON STATE CERIFICATION FOR TECHNICAL SCHOOL STUDENTS (CARL RAYMOND)
GBI WILL NOT ISSUE ORI NUMBERS TO VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENTS
NEW DATABASE PRESENTATION
OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURN

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Job Annoucement: Compliance and Evaluation Manager

Posted July 18, 2016
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
 
APPLICATION PERIOD: July 20, 2016 – August 19, 2016
 
JOB TITLE:    Compliance and Evaluation Manager
                       
AGENCY:       Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council
 
ENTRY LEVEL SALARY: $ 40,000.00 - $43,000.00 Depending on Experience
 
JOB SUMMARY:  This position is primarily responsible for ensuring compliance and evaluation of established professional and certification standards for individuals and fire service agencies.
 
MAJOR DUTIES:
 
  • Examines allegations or indications of non-compliance of statute, rules, policy, and/or procedures of the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council. 
  • As warranted, conducts internal and/or external investigations as directed by the Executive Director.
  • Maintains a library of, and is thoroughly familiar with current statute, rules, policy, and procedures related to the agency.
  • Maintains a library of, and is thoroughly familiar with local, state, and national fire service professional standards. 
  • Coordinates the fire department audit program and compliance inspection procedures.
  • Schedules audits and compliance inspections for all Georgia certified fire agencies to insure adherence and compliance with statutes as specified by Georgia Code, and Rules and Regulations as promulgated by Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council.
  • Completes reports and associated documentation and insures the compliance and /or non-compliance status is assigned to each agency.
  • Provides assistance and advice to agency managers and government officials as needed to insure each agency meets the minimum requirements as specified by Georgia Code and Council Rules and Regulations.
  • Schedules, Monitors, and Proctors Test and/or Evaluation Events for State and/or National Certification
  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Possess and maintain a current State of Georgia Driver’s License with no restrictions
  • US Citizen or have Legal Authorization to be in and work in the US
  • 18 Years of Age
  • High School Diploma, Home School Affidavit, or GED
  • Good Moral Character and Work Ethic
  • No DUI Arrest
  • Ability to furnish current Background Checks - Driving, Criminal (State & National), and Financial
  • Relocate to a specific area of the state if required to do so
  • Ability to Travel Mostly In State
 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Associates Degree or a Sufficient Combination of Training and/or Education that would correspond to a degree
  • Experience in the Fire Service or Related Fields
  • Above Average People Skills
  • Must be Self-Motivated and have Good Work Ethics
  • Above Average Written Skills
  • Honesty and Reliability
 
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
 
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn fire service codes and standards, National Fire Protection Association Standards, relevant state laws, and agency policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn fire department operations and training procedures.  Experience with Career and/or Volunteer fire service members specific to the state of Georgia is preferred.
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn to schedule, monitor, and proctor Test and/or Evaluation Events
  • Skill in record maintenance, and interview techniques.
  • Skill in using basic office machines, including computers.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • The ability to respond to inquiries and resolve GSFTC issues associated with fire departments and firefighters.
 An assessment interview designed to test the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and abilities may be part of the hiring process.
 
Interested individuals must submit personal resume and a completed State of Georgia application https://dps.georgia.gov/sites/dps.georgia.gov/files/related_files/site_page/stateapp.pdf to the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Office, 1000 Indian Springs Drive, Forsyth, Georgia 31029.  You can email the requested information to jmathis@gfstconline.org or ghenderson@gfstconline.org

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COUNCIL MEETING JULY 12, 2016

Posted June 29, 2016
The next meeting of the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council is scheduled for Tuesday, July12, 2016 at 8:30 am.  The meeting will be held at the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Office at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

Agenda:

OPENING OF THE MEETING
ESTABLISH QUORUM APPROVE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
AGENCY UPDATE
CERTIFICATION CONCERNS
POLICY DRAFT OF NON-REPORTING
POST POLICY STATEMENT O.C.G.A
§ 35-8-22
EXECUTIVE SESSION

OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURN

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FF2 Program 2016

Posted June 3, 2016
The State of Georgia FF2 Training Program is now available on our website.  You may access it under Course Credit Lookup, View Downloadable. http://www.gfstconline.org/ff2program.php
The instructions for downloading the program into your computer can be found there. Or click on this link to a access the program.

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Welcome Peggy Willis - Administrative Assistant

Posted June 2, 2016
Peggy comes to us having worked at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center for the last 12 years.  She started work at Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training May 1, 2016.  Please join us in welcoming her to our agency.  She is going to be a great assest to our agency. 

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