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Division Overview

  • Serves as staff to the Fire and Rescue Commission
  • Coordinates and operates the State Fire and Rescue Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)
  • Serves as State representative, coordinating programs developed and offered by the US Fire Administration and the National Fire Academy.
  • Manages the state's voluntary certification system comprised of 32 subjects, in which more than 100,000 fire and rescue personnel participate. Fourteen certification programs are active including: Firefighter, Instructor, Technical Rescuer, Fire and Life Safety Educator, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, Emergency Vehicle Driver, Hazardous Materials Responder, Fire/Arson Investigator, Fire Officer, Marine Shipboard Firefighter, Firefighter, Airport Firefighter, Chief 101, RIT and Wildland.

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Firefighter FF, Instructor, Haz Mat, Driver Ops, EVD, Fire Officer, Technical Rescuer, FLSE, Marine Shipboard Firefighter , Airport Firefighter are accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress(IFSAC) Instructor, FLSE and Fire Officer are accredited by the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board).