TESTING INFORMATION - VERY IMPORTANT

Posted June 22, 2017
For your testing information, if your personell does not have a GFSTC number they WILL NOT be allowed to test.  Please make sure you add them to your roster before testing.  This is causing major problems in our new system.  The system WILL NOT download tests without a GFSTC number. 

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Taking People Off The Roster

Posted June 8, 2017
IMPORTANT


If you have entered an end date using the method of clicking on departments, putting end date and status and adding to department, it has come to our attention that when you put an end date for firefighters, it isn't taking them off the roster.  In order for them to come off the roster please follow the directions listed below.

Pull up the person, click on view.
Click on Department
Scroll down where it shows the department(s) the firefighter is listed with.
Click on the line for the department
Click edit/archive
Click Edit on the line for the department
Under End Date put the date they left
Click Update

If you have previously did it the other way, please go back and complete these steps.  They should come off the roster if done this way.

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Website Updates This Week

Posted May 12, 2017
This week has been a week of updates for our New Records Management.  As of today, the departments have the ability to edit professional development, edit start and end dates for their people (in case of errors) and print State Certification certificates, Registered Volunteer certificates and Support certificates .  The firefighter is able to print the same certificates.  The firefighter is able to see more than just their basic information now.  They can see, any test that has been downloaded (we are still behind in this area), the department(s) they are listed with, and any certifications (NPQ not included at this time, that will be coming later).  
 
If you have sent certification applications in and they are still not showing certified, that is because all the tests have not been downloaded into the system and we can't issue certifications until this happens.  
 
Thank you for your patience in this on going process.

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WEBSITE WILL BE DOWN MAY 13-MAY 14, 2017

Posted May 10, 2017
Our website will experience intermitten downtime Saturday, May 13 through Sunday, May 14 as we perform preventive mainentance on the system.

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Signing of HB 146

Posted May 3, 2017
GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL TO SIGN HB 146
 
Thursday, May 4 at 1 p.m.
(Please note this time change!!)
 
Gilmer County Fire Department
325 Howard Simmons Road
Ellijay, GA 30540
 
Georgia's firefighters are asked to attend 
to show their support!

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LOCATION CHANGE FOR GFSTC COUNCIL MEETING APRIL 11, 2017

Posted April 7, 2017
THE LOCATION HAS CHANGED FOR THE UPCOMING COUNCIL MEETING.  IT WILL BE HELD IN BAY A AT GPSTC, TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017 AT 8:30AM.

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Website Update April 6, 2017

Posted April 6, 2017
Our website will be down for a few hours today, April 6, 2017 starting at 4:00pm.  This update is required for changes to be made in our system. 

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COUNCIL MEETING APRIL 11, 2017

Posted April 3, 2017
THE NEXT MEETING OF THE GEORGIA FIREFIGHTER STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL IS SCHUEDULED FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017 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
NEW DATABASE PRESENTATION
AGENCY UPDATE
HB 146
VALIDATIONS
FIREWORKS TAX MONIES
GPSTC

OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURN

THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING FOLLOWING THIS ONE WILL BE TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017.

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2016 TRAINING HOURS AND DEADLINE

Posted March 24, 2017
Training Hours - As of January 1, 2016, all members of the fire department are required to have a minimum of 24 hours of training to maintain compliance and/or certification.  The deadline to have those hours entered will be midnight, April 30, 2017.  Please call our office at 478-993-4521 if you need instructions on how to enter hours.

Just a reminder - A volunteer registration package must be completed and kept on file at the department. Page 15 of the package will need to be sent to GFSTC for all volunteers starting after January 1, 2016.

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SYSTEM IS BACK UP

Posted March 10, 2017
WHAT WAS TO TAKE 4 HOURS YESTERDAY FOR THE UPDATES ACTUALLY TOOK 8 OR MORE HOURS. THE SYSTEM IS BACK UP AND RUNNING.  WE ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE IT CAUSED US ALL.

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