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Bureau of Fire Standards and Training

BFST RESPONSE TO COVID-19

As the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training (BFST) closely monitors the impact of COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and customers remains our top priority.

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training at the Florida State Fire College has closed our office locations until further notice.

Realizing that the work we do is critical to the firefighters, fire safety inspectors and fire departments around the State, we continue our commitment to being available when our customers need us most; however, the public will not be permitted to visit the Florida State Fire College facility until further notice.

 

Please follow the appropriate link for information about -

Certifications and Renewals

Fire College Class Cancellations

Status of BFST Events

Certification Testing

Who do I call if I need to speak with someone about...

 

UPDATED: Thursday April 2, 2020 @ 10:15am


 

 

CERTIFICATIONS / RENEWALS

 

Per CFO Directive 2020-03:

Due to the cancellation of classes as a result of COVID-19; holders of Fire Safety Inspector I, Fire Code Administrator, Instructor I, II or III, and LFTI I / II Certifications due to expire on March 31, 2020 will be given until May 31, 2020 to satisfy any deficient CEUs.

Link to CFO Directive 2020-03

 

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REPRINT YOUR OWN CERTIFICATES

New UpdateYou can now reprint copies of your Fire Service Certificates from your Student Profile on FCDICE!

1. Login to FCDICE using Internet Explorer.

2. Choose your Student Profile (if you have multiple profiles).

3. Select the CERTIFICATES Tab.

4. Click on the circle next to the desired certificate (Sorry, only one at a time).

5. Select PRINT.

The Certificate will load in a new window / tab. The PRINT ICON will be at the top of the page!

 

 

 

 

 

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TESTING

PEARSON VUE TEMPORARILY CLOSED

In light of recent events and continued government guidance, Pearson Vue has temporarily closed company-owned U.S. and Canada-based Pearson Professional Centers (PPC's) starting March 16, 2020 for at least 30 days until April 16, or whenever conditions are deemed safe to re-open.

Candidate cancellations notifications will begin immediately and will provide instructions for scheduling new appointments on or after April 16, 2020.

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The following CPAT TEST DATES have been cancelled

 
  • April 6, 2020

 

 

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FIRE COLLEGE CLASS CANCELLATIONS

 

Week of March 30 - April 3

Arson Investigation (at Hillsborough County Fire Rescue)

SERP Class (Scheduled for April 2)

 

Week of April 6 - 10

Community Risk Reduction

Fire Extinguisher Technician

 

Week of April 13 – 17

Fire Chemistry

Fire Prevention Practices

Incident Safety Officer

 

Week of April 20 – 24

Fire Service Course Delivery

 

Week of April 27 – May 3

ICS-300

ICS-400

 

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BFST Events Status

 

April 9, 2020

Firefighter Cancer Symposium - CANCELLED

 

April 10, 2020

Firefighter Mental Health Symposium - CANCELLED

 

 

New Update

April 29 - May 3, 2020

2020 Volunteer Week - CANCELLED

 

 

New Update

May 7 & 8, 2020

2020 Instructor Conference - CANCELLED

*NOTE*

The Bureau is examining the possibility of offering an abridged version of the Instructor Conference via Webinar. Update to follow!

 

 

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Who do I call if I need to speak with someone about...

 

 

STANDARDS

Gena Tucker    352-369-2876    Eugenia.Tucker@MyFloridaCFO.com

  • Certification Testing
  • Certification Renewals

 

Mike Driggers   

352-369-2824   Michael.Driggers@MyFloridaCFO.com

  • Out-of-State / DoD Firefighters seeking Florida Firefighter Certification

 


 

 

TRAINING

Frank Ennist    352-369-2838     Frank.Ennist@MyFloridaCFO.com

  • Course Equivalency Requests (except FO3, FO4 and FCA)
  • Instructor Approvals (except FO3, FO4 and FCA)

 

Bob Coyne    352-369-2837     Robert.Coyne@MyFloridaCFO.com

  • Course Approvals

 

Judi Aamland   352-369-2846     Judi.Aamland@MyFloridaCFO.com

  • Class Offering Approvals (except FO3, FO4 and FCA)
  • FCDICE - Training related Issues

 

Patrick Giacobbe   352-369-2809    Patrick.Giacobbe@MyFloridaCFO.com

  • Fire Officer 3 / Fire Officer 4 / Fire Code Administrator Course Equivalency Requests
  • Fire Officer 3 / Fire Officer 4 / Fire Code Administrator Curricula
  • Fire Officer 3 / Fire Officer 4 / Fire Code Administrator Class Offering Approvals
  • Fire Officer 3 / Fire Officer 4 / Fire Code Administrator Instructor Approvals
  • NFA Training Class Requests
  • Online Course Approvals

 

 

SAFETY

Line of Duty Deaths, injuries requiring hospitalization more than 24 hours, and injuries due to equipment failure should be reported to the 24-hour line:

352-427-4401

 

Susan.Schell   352-369-2836     Susan.Schell@MyFloridaCFO.com

  • Safety issues and Voluntary inspection requests

 

Patricia Marino   352-369-2819     Patricia.Marino@MyFloridaCFO.com

  • Fire Department FCDICE access issues

 

 

REGISTRAR / STUDENT SERVICES

Regina Saueracker  352-369-2854  Regina.Saueracker@MyFloridaCFO.com

OR

Angie Cain   352-369-2818     Angie.Cain@MyFloridaCFO.com

 

Call Regina or Angie for requests or questions about:

  • Course Registration
  • Dormitories
  • Bookstore
  • Refunds.

 


 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

MaryAnn Benson   352-369-2815     MaryAnn.Benson@MyFloridaCFO.com

  • A-List Postings / Enrollment
  • Florida Fallen Firefighter Memorial Information