CHANGES TO NC FIRE FIGHTER CERTIFICATION APPROVED BY FIRE AND RESCUE COMMISSION
Fire and Rescue Commission
The Fire and Rescue Commission staff coordinate and operate the State Fire and Rescue Incident Reporting System (NCFIRS), serve as the state representative and coordinator for the US Fire Administration and the National Fire Academy, and manage the state's voluntary certification system, which is comprised of 28 subjects and has more than 100,000 fire and rescue participants.
Fire and Rescue Training
The Fire and Rescue Training Division Trains North Carolina emergency services personnel in fire and rescue practices, Provides upgrade training to fire and rescue instructors and Hosts specialized training schools.
Research and Program Development
The Research and Program Development Division facilitates curriculum/training development and related audio/visual materials, through programs like Pocket Tools Training, for Fire/Rescue and Injury Prevention programs. In addition, this section designs and develops informational and educational materials for publication and distribution to the public like the Fire and Rescue Journal, an on-line publication designed to help keep the fire and rescue community informed.
Fire/Rescue Grants and Relief Funds
The Fire/Rescue Grants and Relief Funds Administers and processes the Volunteer Fire Department and Volunteer Rescue/EMS grant programs as well as the Firefighter Relief and Rescue Workers Relief Funds. Together, both sets of programs collect and disburse over $12 million annually.
Ratings and Inspections
The Ratings and Inspections Division is responsible for inspecting and surveying fire districts for minimum 9S requirements for fire protection under the North Carolina Response Rating System (NCCRS). The division also serves as a resource to fire districts, local governments and emergency personnel who need assistance with district mapping, record keeping, contract agreements, benefits, and more.