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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 July 30, 2020 @ 11:00am


 

 

CERTIFICATIONS / RENEWALS

 

 

Per CFO Directive 2020-11:

Any Firesafety Inspector or holder of a Fire Service Instructor Certificate, as defined in sections 633.102 and 633.406, F.S., respectively, whose license will expire prior to September 30, 2020, may submit the renewal application for their certificate on or before September 30, 2020 with proof of completed continuing education hours, and such renewal application shall be deemed timely submitted. This Directive extends the May 31, 2020 deadline provided in CFO Directive 2020-03.

Link to CFO Directive 2020-11

 

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REPRINT YOUR OWN CERTIFICATES

You 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 UPDATE

 

Updated Information

 

Adhering to continued government guidance, Pearson Vue has opened most locations throughout the State at 100% capacity. However, there are a few test sites operating at 50% seating capacity due to local restrictions.

When scheduling exams, please plan ahead!

Test early - Don't wait until the last minute!

Pearson Vue requires that candidates (and their own employees) wear face masks or face coverings while in Pearson-owned testing centers and while taking exams.

 

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FIRE COLLEGE CLASS CANCELLATIONS

 

Week of July 27 - 31

Firefighting Strategies and Tactics II

Health and Safety Officer

 

Week of August 03 - 07

Construction Documents and Plan Review

Fire Chemistry

 

Week of August 10 - 14

Fire Prevention Practices

Firefighting Tactics I

 

Week of August 17 - 21

Codes and Standards

 

Week of August 24 - 28

Fire & Life Safety Educator I

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BFST Events Status

 

No changes to Report

 

 

 

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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
  • New Training Provider application reviews
  • Training Provider questions

 

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
  • Fire Officer 3 / Fire Officer 4 / Fire Code Administrator Application 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