Truck Academy preparing to kick off tomorrow with a full class of 24!
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Truck Academy preparing to kick off tomorrow with a full class of 24!
Fire Academy Adjunct Instructors are in Berks County this weekend teaching the Academy on the Road Flashover Recognition and Survival class. Thanks to The Exeter Township Fire Department for hosting the class. Interested in bringing the academy to your fire department? Check out this course or one of our other great Academy on the Road classes!!
Reminder to all instructors - the deadline for your 2021 report is fast approaching.
Great training opportunity every year - PA weekend at the National Fire Academy! July 30 and 31 for classes with the ability to check in on July 29. Check out the details below. If you’ve never been to the NFA for PA weekend, talk to someone who has, you won’t hear a negative opinion about the experience, we promise!
The 41st annual PA State Weekend at the National Fire Academy will take place July 30-31, 2022.
Apply now to attend! The application period for the 2022 PA State Weekend is open until June 17.
Learn more and apply: bit.ly/PA-State-Weekend
**FINAL REPORTS DUE**
All instructors are reminded to complete their PSFA final report for 2021. Emails were sent out, if you can’t find it, deleted it, or didn’t get it, contact your field supervisor for the link.
This is a gentle reminder for instructors to complete their annual reports.
There is still room in Educational Methodology for Local Level Instructors.
This course is scheduled for February 20-25, 2022.
Applications must be submitted by February 7, 2022.
There are still some openings in this program!
Instructors - don't forget to submit your 2021 Annual Instructor's Report!
Today staff wrapped up the last live fire program of the year running the flashover simulator resident program at the academy. Class schedules are posted for 2022 and applications can start in the new year!
Fire Academy Adjunct Instructors spent the weekend in beautiful Bucks County teaching the Academy on the Road Flashover Recognition and Survival class. Thanks to West End Fire Company, Quakertown PA and Quakertown Fire Company Number 1 for hosting the class. Interested in bringing the academy to your fire department? Check out this course or one of our other great Academy on the Road classes!! https://www.osfc.pa.gov/State%20Fire%20Academy/Pages/Academy-on-the-Road.aspx
This document contains the 2022 State Fire Academy Resident Training Calendar(Public)
We have some openings in the Fire Service Instructor 2 program!
Our office would like to thank State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego for his years of dedication to the fire service and wish him well as he embarks on his retirement.
Commissioner Trego has served in multiple roles at the Office of the State Fire Commissioner since 2002, the most recent being Administrator of the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy in Lewistown.
He previously fulfilled roles as Assistant Administrator, Incident Management Team Program Manager, and Homeland Security Training Coordinator.
Bruce’s affiliation with the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy began in 1980 when he became a Local Level Instructor and an Adjunct Instructor in 1993. He has been involved in the fire service for more than 50 years and has served as Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, and Assistant Chief in the Lewistown Fire Department.
Please join us in congratulating the commissioner on his lengthy and meaningful career.
Congratulations on your retirement Commissioner Trego!
Congratulations on your appointment Acting Fire Commissioner Cook!
Students and instructors are arriving back home after two long days of Truck Academy 1 at the PSFA. Students were able to learn and hone their skills on day one before putting them to work in live fire and smoke on day two.
Congratulations Commissioner Trego!
The Adjunct Instructor Cadre for the flashover simulator are currently in East Butler for the weekend using the mobile simulator.
Did you know the academy is able to schedule flashover sessions around the state if you’re not able to make it to the permanent flashover trainer in Lewistown?
Photos from Shumaker Public Safety Center's post
Fall 2021 ZFID
Week 1 - Montgomery County Fire Academy
Week 2 - PSFA
To enroll: https://www.osfc.pa.gov/State%20Fire%20Academy/Residenttrainingprogram/Documents/Resident-Application-January-2020.pdf
Openings in Truck Academy II
Truck Academy II has several openings available for the fall! Registration needed by September 21, 2021 and can be submitted to [email protected]. This three-day program will have you doing every truck skill you can imagine under live-smoke and live-fire conditions. Must have already completed Truck Academy I. Tell your friends! You won't be disappointed!
Truck Academy II
The Pennsylvania State Fire Academy is pleased to announce they have added a Structure 2 program to the Resident Training Calendar.
This course is scheduled for November 15-19, 2021.
The form-fillable application can be here.
Please send completed applications to [email protected].
The application closing date is November 1, 2021. In the event we have not received the minimum number of applications by that date, the course will cancel.
Local Level Instructor Annual Reporting Requirements
9/11 : A Day to Remember
20th Anniversary Commemorative Event
📢 NEW AOTR PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT
The Pennsylvania State Fire Academy is offering a new Academy on the Road (AOTR) program: Leadership in Supervision.
This series presents fire and EMS supervisors with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to:
▪️ Effectively perform in the fire and EMS environment
▪️ Successfully transition into supervisory and leadership roles
▪️ Establish a conceptual foundation and framework for success in leadership roles by exploring creative, analytical, political, and critical thinking perspectives
Learn more and apply: https://bit.ly/2SVFEx2
***SAVE THE DATES***
July 30-31, 2022 for 2022 PA Weekend
2021 PA Weekend is wrapping up! Thanks to the 136 students who made the trip. Mark your calendars for next year and share with your friends! We want to fill the NFA!
Thanks for having us U.S. Fire Administration and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation!
PA weekend at the U.S. Fire Administration National Fire Academy is in its final day. Last night, personnel from the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner conducted the annual LODD memorial at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation memorial covering two years due to last year’s COVID-related cancellation of PA weekend.
Students will finish up day two of class and head out this afternoon back to Pennsylvania!
PA Weekend is just getting started at the U.S. Fire Administration National Fire Academy. Career and Volunteer Firefighters from across the state will be attending multiple 16-hour programs over the weekend.
SFA Covid Update #13
Yesterday wrapped up the Structure 3 and 4 programs which run concurrently at the State Fire Academy. Structure 3 students focus on tactical skills and operations at fires while the structure 4 class acts as the officers for each piece of apparatus, Safety officer, and command. The instructional staff has the best job of the week - planning emergencies and throwing wrenches into the plan to see how officers and firefighters handle the situation. Nothing is off limits for responses, and all the buildings on the grounds are in play! We’d tell you more, but we don’t want to give away our secrets for next year.
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