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The 2016 Needs Assessment Survey is now in progress. The deadline to submit the survey is Sunday, December 11. If any department has not received an email regarding the survey and want to participate in the survey, please email: Rob Magnotti.

ATTENTION KNOWLEDGE CENTER USERS. Update: There has been a delay migrating data from the Commonwealth of Virginia Knowledge Center (COVKC) over to the Virginia Learning Center. All users will still remain inactive until further notice.

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'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