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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SYSTEM DOWN

Posted March 9, 2017
OUR SYSTEM WILL BE DOWN STARTING AT 6:00AM TODAY 3/9/17 FOR ABOUT 4 HOURS.  DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES DURING THIS TIME.  A NOTICE WILL BE PUT ON THE WEBSITE WHEN IT IS COMPLETED.  THANK YOU.

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Website/Database Update

Posted January 25, 2017
Our new database was scheduled to go live January 31, however, in the coming weeks, the company that is developing our database will be visiting 11 departments around the state.  These departments will invite neighboring departments to participate in the training session conducted by the IT Developer.  We are trying to make the rollout (live) go much easier for everyone.  In order to make this an easier transition, we are going to implement the following rollout (live) schedule.

February 1 - live for Gwinnett County, Hall County and Banks County
February 15 - live for Dekalb County, Atlanta, and Alpharetta
February 28 - live for Moultire, Savannah, Augusta, Donalsonville, and Rome
March 14 - live for all remaining departments

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