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Division 2 office will be closed today due to weather
Posted Tuesday Dec 10th, 2013
2013 Governor’s Fire Service Awards
Posted Oct 09th, 2013
Do you know an outstanding member in Virginia’s fire service community?
If so, nominate them for the 2013 Governor’s Fire Service Awards. Nominations are being accepted online until December 31, 2013.
- Nomination categories:
- Excellence in Virginia’s Fire Services
- Excellence in Virginia’s Fire Service Management
- Excellence in Virginia’s Fire Service Training
- Excellence in Virginia’s Public Fire and Life Safety Education
- Excellence in Virginia’s Fire Prevention
- Excellence in Virginia’s Fire Service Support - Private Sector
- Outstanding Fire Department Response
- Civilian Life Saving
For more information on the nomination categories, criteria and the online nomination form, visit the Governor’s Fire Service Awards Page.
2013 Part-time Instructor In-service now available
Posted Sep 30rd, 2013
The 2013 Online Part Instructor in-service is now available through December 13, 2013. As condition of employment, all VDFP part-time compensated instructors must complete this two-module course prior to the expiration date to remain current. Click on the PDF document to view the Knowledge Center access instructions.
Posted July 3rd, 2013
Please visit our Instructor Resources page for more information.
DFP to suspend courses for review and update
Posted June 17th, 2013
Effective July 1, 2013 the Department of Fire Programs will be suspending the following three classes:
- L. P. Gas Emergencies: Chief Tom Berry, Program Manager
- Farm Machinery and Extrication: Chief Tim Estes, Program Manager
- Firefighter Skills for Single Family Dwellings: Chief Tom Berry, Program Manager
The courses are being suspended to allow the Program Manager with the assistance of a development committee for each program to review, update and pilot the programs. This is required to ensure our programs meet the objectives and needs of the first responders throughout the Commonwealth. Part of the review process will be the development of a process whereby the programs can be delivered consistently throughout the Commonwealth. This will require that the logistical requirements be identified and available either by the agency or the host locality in order for the program to be delivered.
The goal of the agency is to develop the programs for pilot delivery over the next several months so the programs can be put back on line for the spring delivery in 2014.
Questions about these programs and or a desire to serve on the development committee should be directed to the program manager responsible for the program or the Quality Assurance Division.
Firefighter Program Development Update:
Posted June 11th, 2013
As many are aware of, the agency has begun the process of updating the Firefighter I and II programs. To that end, the agency has put together four of our part time instructors to work with agency staff to assemble the necessary program components to bring the agency into accreditation compliance with the NFPA-1001-13 Standards.
We are hoping to have the completed packages for each of the programs to roll out to the fire service on January 1st, 2014. During the mean time the agency is working to pilot two different publisher's material to determine which of them will become the primary program of the Department of Fire Programs. The two publishers that are being used for pilot are the IFSTA / Essentials of Firefighting- 6th Edition and the Jones & Bartlett / Fundamentals of Firefighting Skills 3rd Edition. ~ Continue Reading
Part-time Instructor Requirement Beginning July 1, 2013
Posted April 22, 2013
Beginning July 1, 2013 all part-time Instructor and Administrative Support personnel will be required to work a minimum of 16 hours to remain in active status. For additional information, click the following document: Part-time Minimum Work Requirement
National Fire Academy requiring Student Identification Numbers for All Courses
Posted November 15, 2012
National Fire Academy students interested in applying for on-campus (10-/6-/2-day), off-campus (10-/6-/2-day) and NFA Online courses need to register for a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID) prior to taking any NFA delivery course. This number is used in place of a Social Security Number and is obtained through the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). If you are planning to take a NFA course this unique number must be submitted on your application to receive a certificate. Use the following link to begin the registration process - http://www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/about/attend/ftin.shtm
Fire Related Product Recalls
- GVL Reusable Blades Recall
- Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewers Recalled by JCS Due to Burn Hazard
- Inflatable Recreational Tubes Recalled by Tractor Supply Due to Chemical Burn and Irritation Hazard
- DeVilbiss Air Power Co Recalls Air Compressors Due to Fire Hazard
- Burlington Coat Factory recalls power strips due to fire hazard
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