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Our offices statewide will be closed Friday, January 13 and Monday, January 16.

The Regional Fire Services Training Grant Program application period opened on January 1, 2017. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017.

The Virginia Fire Chiefs Association is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the 2017 Virginia Fire Rescue Conference. The Professional Development Committee has been working hard to assemble a first class educational opportunity for all attendees. There is a wide variety of educational topics across almost all fire and EMS areas. Some brief highlights on the 2017 VFRC include: Inspector and Investigator recertification hours, instructor training, Shakers forum, Mental Health for Public Safety, Advanced Burn Life Support, Several HOT Classes,leadership and management training, Administrative Professionals Day, EMS recerification training classes, search and rescue training and a special Volunteer Summit - to name a few of the many sessions that will be offered. All four vendor halls will be in use again this year for the expo. We expect to have a full vendor floor with a wide array of equipment, tools, vehicles and related public safety items. As of this morning the expo hall is at 97% capacity! The price for the VFRC has been maintained at the same cost as last year. The best value of this event is to attend as a full registration and take in the many educational sessions and networking opportunities - Wednesday through Sunday. If you are not a member of the VFCA I would encourage you to consider joining as it will save you $50 on the registration fee. The link below will take you to the registration site - i would encourage you to register early to ensure you can get into the classes you are looking to attend. http://www.registration123.com/VFCA/17VFCA

ATTENTION KNOWLEDGE CENTER USERS. The Knowledge Center has been updated to the new platform and is being tested by agency staff. Until we can validate that each of the programs is functioning correctly we will not be approving any students access to the system. We will post an update to our website after we verify that the system is fully operational. Thank you for your understanding.

Posted June 8, 2016

Click Here for revised instructions on logging into the new FSTRS web application

  • To view the current FSTRS Course Listing Click Here
  • Governor McAuliffe Christmas Tree Fire Safety Video Secretary Moran Holiday Candle Fire Safety Video Governor's Fire Services Awards Governor and Secretary of Public Safety of Virginia Fight Fire in Chesterfield VA Fire Safe Family App, click here to get these apps   Hover over image to pause

    Adjunct Instructor Hiring Announcement

    The Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) is seeking part-time adjunct instructors to provide high quality fire service training in accordance with agency, state, federal and National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) regulations and as assigned by VDFP.

    The purpose of this position includes assisting with the implementation of course curriculum and lesson plans. Provide course registration and administration; assisting with and providing computer-aid, instruction and testing. Setting up classrooms, field, and practical skills training. Assisting with the reproduction and distribution of course materials; supervision of the daily operations of a large training program and practical skills training that support student learning. This work should be developed in a broad range programmatic manner to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

    This is a continuous open recruitment for Subject Matter Experts in the following disciplines:

    • Digital Combustion & Simulation • Traffic Incident Management • Technical Rescue • Officer Series • Instructor Series • Driver Operator Series • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Employee Relations • Community Risk Reduction/Life Safety Public Educators • Mental Health Instructors

    Positions are available in multiple locations throughout Virginia: Glen Allen, Culpeper, Farmville, Chilhowie, Hampton, Roanoke and Fairfax

    The link to the position is listed below for your convenience: Click here. If you are interested in this opportunity, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Rescue Challenge 2016

    VDFP was proud to sponsor and participate in this year's Rescue Challenge.

    Watch the Rescue Challenge Video

    Posted January 21st, 2015

    This Week in Richmond - Blue Ridge PBS

    Chief Carter

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    Melvin Carter, Executive Director of the Virginia Department of Fire Programs recently appeared on “This Week in Richmond.” You can view the full interview here.
    Guests: Melvin Carter & Jay Poole