Posted August 29th, 2014
IMPORTANT!! PRODUCT RECALL NOTICE!!!
Hewlett Packard has recalled over 6 million Notebook Computer AC Power Cords due to fire and burn hazards. Follow this link for more information. Hewlett-Packard Recalls Notebook Computer AC Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
Posted June 18th, 2014
4th Annual Richmond 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
Registration for the 4th Annual Richmond 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is now open. Please note the attached flyer with all the details surrounding this years event. As always, please pass the information along to anyone whom you may think would be interested in participating!
Date: September 7th 2014
Posted July 21st, 2014
In Honor of The Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy
On June 18, 2007, nine firefighters perished in a warehouse fire in Charleston, SC. What
was initially dispatched as a trash fire escalated into one of the most scrutinized events in
National Fire Service history. David had the unfortunate experience of being the engineer
on the first due engine that day. As he operated on the fire ground, he witnessed things
that he will never forget.
Date of Seminar: 9/11/2014 or 9/12/2014 ~ Flyer
Posted August 20th, 2014
Registration Packages will be online for exhibitors September 1st and for attendees October 1st.
Posted July 31st, 2014
Registration now open for OEMS Symposium
Registration for the 35th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium is open early this year! Register online and learn more information.
The Virginia EMS Symposium offers more than 280 courses that will help participants meet their continuing education needs and maintain their EMS certification. In honor of the EMS for Children Program's 30th Anniversary, a new pediatric course track is available this year!
Registration closes Friday, October 3.
Symposium Full Page Ad Updated
Posted July 31st, 2014
MANDATORY INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL RESCUE INSTRUCTOR UPGRADE
The Virginia Department of Fire Programs will be hosting a MANDATORY Introduction to Technical Rescue Module 1 and Module 2 T–T–T upgrade on August 26, 27, 28 and 29 2014. Individuals will only be required to attend one of these days.
This upgrade is required by all individuals currently holding Train–the–Trainer credentials for Introduction to Technical Rescue due to some changes that are being made to the program.
Those individuals that fail to attend the upgrade will no longer be eligible to teach the programs.
The location for the event will be:
Virginia Public Safety Training Center
7093 Broad Neck Road
Hanover, VA 23069
Start time will be 0830
Posted June 9th, 2014
2014 Virginia Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service YouTube Video
Our sincere thanks to all of you who attended Saturday's Virginia Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.
And for those of you who were unable to attend (or would just like to see it again), here is the YouTube video of the service. Note: This is unedited footage at this point, and the processional that starts the service does not begin until around the 5 minute mark.
Posted April 11th, 2014
Firefighter I & II Train the Trainer (TtT) now on Knowledge Center:
In addition to the Firefighter I & II TtT’s being set up across the Commonwealth, we now have the TtT on the Knowledge Center (KC). The intent of this offering on the Knowledge Center is to allow all of those existing instructors who are teaching the prior “2008” course, to be upgraded to the current “2013” material.
For those who have instructor certification but are not current instructors for the Firefighter I & II: We will be posting an announcement in the relatively near future inviting qualified candidates to apply to become Firefighter I & II instructors and will provide directions on the process at that time.
For help with the KC please email:
Posted March 20th, 2014
Firefighter Program Development Update:
The Firefighter Development Committee has completed the review and update of the Firefighter I and II programs to align with the NFPA 1001-12 Standard. With this update, the development committee has provided the localities with the ability to teach the update program from one of two publisher’s material.
Between now and June 30, 2014 the locality can teach the firefighter programs from either the 5th or 6th edition of IFSTA or the 2nd or 3rd edition of Jones and Bartlett curriculum. This will provide localities with the ability to teach with existing resources.
On July 1, 2014 and beyond the localities will have to use the new editions of the two publishers listed above
to comply with the new NFPA Standards. These materials can be obtained from the VDFP bookstore.
~ Continue Reading
Posted Dec 12th, 2013
Memorandum from Executive Director W.G. Shelton, Jr.
Posted June 17th, 2013
DFP to suspend courses for review and update
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.
Posted November 15, 2012
National Fire Academy requiring Student Identification Numbers for All Courses
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
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- Campus Fire Safety Month Proclamation
- 5th Annual Metro Richmond Regional Fire School
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- 2013 VFIRS Annual Report
- Reciprocity in Virginia is Changing
- Wildfire risk assessment website now available for public use
- Wise Regional Fire School UVA Wise Campus September 13-14, 2014 ~ Flyer updated 7/29/2014
- 2014 VDFP Course Catalog
- VDFP and VDEM collaborate to deliver Hazardous Materials Training
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