2019 Fireworks Tax Grant

Posted July 20, 2018
July 20, 2018

Georgia Fire Departments:

Please find attached the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council policy and
application for the FY2019 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 the
Grant Review Committee’s and Council’s decision-making process.
The Grant Application period will begin on July 23, 2018 and must be received in the GFSTC
office by the close of business, 5:00pm, on August 24, 2018. Any applications received in the
office after that date and time will not be considered in the FY2019 process. Please either fax,
U.S. Mail, or deliver the application to Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council, 1000
Indian Springs Drive, Forsyth, Georgia 31029.
A date will be announced for the Grant Review Committee to meet. We will announce a date for
the GFSTC Council Meeting for the final approval of the grant awards 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.
Also, please attach a copy of a vendor quote good for 6 months for the items that you are
requesting to purchase with the grant application.
Once again, please have all grant applications correctly completed and in the GFSTC office no
later than 5:00pm, August 24, 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.

Gordon Henderson, Director

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Database Changes

Posted July 16, 2018
A change was implemented this weekend to our database.  The State Certification tab was changed to Certifications.  When you click on that tab a few drop down boxes will appear.  The first one is Compliance History.  This will give you the training hours submitted for 2016 & 2107 as of now.  This will only show what training hours have been entered for a person since our new database was implemented.  It will show whether the person is compliant or non-compliant regarding training hours.  If you click on State Certifcations tab, this will show you what certifications the person holds.  

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Whitman Stanford - Administrative Assistant

Posted July 11, 2018
We welcome Whitman Stanford as our new Administrative Assistant.  She came to work with us July 1, 2018.   Whitman's email address is whitman@gfstconline.org.  Forms should be emailed to her.  Peggy Willis retired June 30, 2018.

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Council Meeting, July 10, 2018

Posted June 28, 2018
THE NEXT MEETING OF THE GEORGIA FIREFIGHTER STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL IS SCHEDULED FOR 
TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018 AT 9:00 A.M.  IN THE GFSTC OFFICE 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
APPARATUS OPERATOR-TILLER VALIDATION VOTE
FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY EDUCATOR1 VALIDATION
ARFF VALIDATION
APPARATUS OPERATOR-ARFF VALIDATION

OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURN

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WEBSITE MAINTENANCE FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Posted June 28, 2018
Our website will be down for maintenance, Friday, June 29, 2018 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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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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Administrative Support 2 Position

Posted May 24, 2018
 
Job Title:  Administrative Support 2                       Application Period Opens:  5/16/2018                                 
Salary:  $26,672.14                                                       Application Period Ends:  5/31/2018
Full-time                                                                          Open to all Qualified Applicants
Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Certify Firefighters, Inspectors, Investigators, ARFF, and FSE using appropriate paper work received from department
  • Enters information into our data base using forms sent from departments, ie change of status forms, short forms, fire department information updates, agency updates, year-end reports
  • Orders supplies
  • Reconciles purchasing card statement
  • Answers the telephones and greets visitors
  • Provides administrative, and/or technical assistance to customers and staff
  • Researches and/or resolves testing issues or questions
  • Records management
  • Performs other duties as assigned
 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 
  • Knowledge of agency rules, policies and procedures
  • Ability to use computer programs, calendar functions, and electronic research sources
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once and prioritize workload
  • Ability to provide support services to both internal and external customers
  • Ability to use proper judgment in selecting which issues to handle or re-direct
 
MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:
One year of experience in secretarial, clerical, general office duties of moderate difficulty in an office environment.  Candidate should have excellent typing skills, proficient phone skills, WorkPerfect or Microsoft experience.  High School Diploma/GED required.
Other Remarks:  Selected candidate subject to criminal records background and drug screening clearance.
To Apply:  Submit a completed state employment application https://dps.georgia.gov/sites/dps.georgia.gov/files/related_files/site_page/stateapp.pdf to Jan Mathis at jmathis@gfstconline.org or mail to: Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council, 1000 Indian Springs Dr, Forsyth, Georgia 31029, no later than 5:00 pm of the deadline date.
All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview.  Initial screening is by application review only.  Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted for interview appointment.  GFSTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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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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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