There will be an AZCFSE meeting to discuss the new testing processes: Firefighter and Hazmat skill sheets, and changes to testing policies to meet IFSAC requirements. This meeting will occur at Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center (GRPSTC) on Monday, May 20th at 1PM. Information was sent to everyone who has conducted programs in the state during the previous 3 years. If you wish to attend this meeting and have not already signed up please email Jeff Johnston at email@example.com
An AZCFSE Advisory Group was established in May 2012 to make policy recommendations related to AZCFSE programs, policies and processes. The group consists of representatives from fire service organizations in Arizona, representatives from several metro fire departments, and community college representatives from Central, Northern, and Southern Arizona.
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The Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence (AzCFSE) was established in 2010 by the Arizona Fire Services Institute (AFSI) and is responsible for coordinating fire service training and certification within the State of Arizona. AFSI is a consensus body representing Arizona's fire services with representation from the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association, Professional Firefighters of Arizona, Arizona Fire District Association, Volunteer Firefighters of Arizona and Metro Fire Chiefs. AFSI provides overall program governance, strategic guidance and policy direction to AzCFSE.
Day-to-day managment of AzCFSE is provide by the Executive Board of the Arizona State Fire Training Committee (AzSFTC), a 501c3 not-for-profit Arizona corporation. The CEO / State Training Director, Chief Operating Officer, and AzCFSE staff are responsible for the day-to-day administration of the fire service training and certificaton processes for the state. Training and certification processes are presented by an instructor / evaluator cadre from throughout the state. AzCFSE works closely with all stakeholder groups from throughout the state in establishing training programs and certification processes.
The State Training Committee, a volunteer group of dedicated fire service professionals, is responsible for coordinating and managing the annual State Fire School presented each year in September in Mesa.
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