GRANTS AWARDED FOR FIREWORKS TAX MONIES

Posted June 5, 2018
The fire departments that were awarded the Fireworks Tax Grants are as follows:

Ashburn Fire & Emergency Services - $5,440.00
Banks County Fire & EMS - $7,761.00
Camilla Fire Department - $5,172.00
Gresston Volunteer Fire Department - $4,700.00
Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Department - $5,850.00
Lafayette Fire Department - $4,000.00
Laurens County Fire Department - $8,160.00
Loco Volunteer Fire Department  - $5,850.00
Lumber City Fire Department - $15,963.00
McDuffie County Fire Department - $3,750.00
McRae-Helena Fire Department - $2,880.00
Ray City Volunteer Fire Department - $2,025.00
Rayle Fire Department $7,200.00
Roddy Volunteer Fire Department - $7,251.00
Stuckey Volunteer Fire Department - $8,896.00
Sylvania Fire Department - $1,433.00
Tazewell Volunteer Fire Department - $21,099.00
Union County Fire Rescue - $3,300.00
Webster County Fire/EMS - $8,546.00
Wilkes County Fire Service - $13,600.00

The amount of the grants totaled $142,906.00.  Each department was required to pay 10% of their grant.  The total amount paid from the Fireworks Tax Monies that was received by Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council was $128,615.00.

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NFA State Weekend

Posted May 24, 2018
NFA Weekend

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Called Council Meeting, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:00

Posted May 14, 2018
There will be a called Council Meeting, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 1:00 in the GFSTC office.  This meeting is being held for the vote of the 2018 Grant Awards that have been recommended by the 2018 Grant Committee.

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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.

​Once 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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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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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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Council Meeting, January 9, 2018

Posted December 21, 2017
THE NEXT MEETING OF THE GEORGIA FIREFIGHTER STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL IS SCHEDULED FOR 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018 AT 1:00 P.M.  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
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
FO1 & FO2
DRIVER OPERATOR

OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURN

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​PROCTOR, MONITOR & AND TEST SITE APPLICATION

Posted November 14, 2017
All current Proctor, Monitors, Test Sites and those departments seeking to become test sites and Proctor/ Monitors must completely fill out the Proctor/Monitor/Test Site Application and send to Mike Hancock, 1000 Indian Springs Drive, Forsyth GA 31029, or email to mhancock@gfstconline.org no later than December 20th 2017.  This application can be found at www.gfstconline.org.  Go to Files/department to download application.  

Attach three letters of recommendation with this application.
Applications will be reviewed by GFSTC Staff.   Applications will be accepted upon area needs.
GFSTC will send invitations to those departments qualified.
Sending in these applications does not mean you will become Test Sites, Proctor or Monitors.
Contact Mike Hancock at 478-993-4681 with any questions.

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NPQ Applications

Posted October 31, 2017
NPQ applications are available to print.  If you have trouble printing, please contact us. 

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