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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Public Hearing and Called Council Meeting

Posted October 26, 2017

The Proposed GFSTC Rules & Regulations draft was approved by the Georgia Firefighter Standards & Training Council on October 10, 2017 and posted for public review on October 12, 2017.  These rules can be found on our website under Rules, Proposed Rules - October 2017.  If you have any comments, please email Gordon Henderson at ghenderson@gfstconline.org before the Public Hearing.

A Public Hearing will be held at 1:00pm on November 8, 2017 in the GFSTC office 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.

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2017 Proposed Rules Changes

Posted October 17, 2017
The 2017 Proposed Rules Changes have been put on the website.  Go to Rules, Proposed Changes, 2017 GFSTC Approved Rules Changes - October 2017.

We will have a Public Hearing 30 days after October 10, 2017 with a called Council Meeting following the hearing.  Date to be announced at a later time.

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EVALUATOR CLASS (MANDATORY)

Posted October 17, 2017
EVALUATOR CLASS

To be an Evaluator for GFSTC, this class is mandatory 

All Evaluators will have two (2) years to attend the new Evaluator Class-
These classes will be held from January 2018 through January 2020
The Evaluator Class will be given on the following dates:
 
January 3rd, 2018 in Bay A
January 16th, 2018 in Bay A
January 30th, 2018 in Bay A
 
50 Personnel may attend this class. 
2 Personnel from each department.
For more members from a department to attend contact Gordon Henderson ghenderson@gfstconline.org.
 
Class will begin at 9:00 AM
 
Personnel must know their GFSTC ID number.  A letter of recommendation from the fire chief is required to attend this class.
 
Send email to mhancock@gfstconline.org if you would like to attend this class.
Email must contain          Name:
                                             GFSTC ID Number
                                             Department Name and address
                                             Years of service
                                             Contact Number (cell or work)
 
Information must be received no later than December 20th  2017
 

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