Monterey County Fire Training Officers Association

Monterey County Fire Training Officers Association The MCFTOA is a group emergency services personnel, both active and retired, in Monterey County with the common purpose of providing and promoting quality training opportunities to members of the fire service.
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According to the by-laws of the MCFTOA, "The primary objectives and purposes of this corporation shall be: In the interest of promoting and improving public safety training, standards, and performance levels, provide education and training to professional and volunteer public safety agencies in Monterey County through such methods as conducting or sponsoring classes, seminars, schools, or other related training opportunities. Additionally, to maintain an audio-visual resource library on public safety issues and topics and to provide public safety personnel and agencies appropriate training resources and materials through contemporary delivery methods."

03/24/2020
03/18/2020
osfm.fire.ca.gov

From the State Fire Marshal's Office-State Fire Training: "Informational Bulletin - COVID-19 and the Delivery of SFT Courses or Certification Exams."

Click on the link below for additional information.

North Monterey County Firefighters
03/14/2020

North Monterey County Firefighters

On Tuesday 3/10/2020 the Monterey County USAR Team held a training exercise that lasted 16 hours. The scenario was based on a large earthquake incident. The team was able to use all their technical skills throughout the day. These skills included Search, Shoring, Confined Space, High Angle Rescue, and Low Angle Rescue. The USAR Team is made up of members from three agencies: North County Fire, Monterey Region Fire Department, and Monterey Fire. The USAR Team had a great experience and was very fortunate to be able to train for these type of incidents. @mcrfd_firefighters_local2606 @mcrfpd @montereyfirefighters_local3707 @montereyco.oes @cal_oes #firefightertraining #usar

Big Sur Fire
03/11/2020

Big Sur Fire

Our Class of 2020 has been hard at work training twice a week, covering many firefighting components including structure gear, communications, hose deployment, fire tools and equipment, and ladders and everything in between. Here are some photos from the last few weeks.

Marina Fire Department
03/09/2020

Marina Fire Department

Academy week 3 is behind us. A few shots from Wednesday and Thursday. #wildlandfirefighting #extrication #Hurst

Marina Fire Department
03/09/2020

Marina Fire Department

Academy week 3 is behind us. A few shots from Wednesday and Thursday. #wildlandfirefighting #extrication #hursttools @ Marina, California

San Jose Fire Fighters
03/08/2020

San Jose Fire Fighters

Recently your #SanJoseFireFighters from Fire Station 13 (Blossom Hill) trained with 2 of our Probationary FF’s for a Low Angle Rope Rescue or LARRO, high atop Communications Hill - this method of using rope, webbing, hardware friction devices, and litter baskets allows for quick patient recovery in low angle rescue situations. This type of rescue can be handled by all of our #SJFD Truck Companies. For steeper, more technical events we call out our USAR team to assist us with their expertise, advanced training, and manpower.
. . . @ Communication Hills

Marina Fire Department
02/28/2020

Marina Fire Department

Our new Firefighters worked on down Firefighter rescue yesterday. The basics of rescuing our own were covered including "packaging" for removal from a building and communicating important info by radio. These are critical skills to save our own. #everyonegoeshome #MAYDAY

02/22/2020
Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District

Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District

Our engine crews joined forces with crews from Central Fire, Scott’s Valley Fire, and Santa Cruz Fire for a number of drills this week, including V.E.S. (Vent-Enter-Search), Oriented Search, and Fireground Decontamination.

In a small county like ours, we often provide mutual aid to neighboring agencies at structure fires. Joint drills like the ones this week help our crews get used to working together with crews from other agencies for maximum effectiveness on large multi-agency incidents.

#aptoslaselvafireprotectiondistrict #training #firefighting #bettertogether

02/22/2020
Marina Fire Department

Marina Fire Department

In-house academy working on basic saw skills. Thank you Presidio Fire for the roof prop time!

Marina Fire Department
02/22/2020

Marina Fire Department

Ended week one with Blitzfire portable monitor training. Friday's are a short day. Our probationary Firefighters earned some quality down time after a long week of mental and physical training. See you next week for more! @ Marina, California

Marina Fire Department
02/21/2020

Marina Fire Department

Today our in-house academy discussed and worked on saw skills for vertical ventilation. Firefighters will sometimes cut holes in the roof of a structure in order to let super heated fire gasses and smoke out of the building. This improves conditions for firefighters inside and most importantly makes the area more survivable for any civilians that might be inside. Speed and coordination are critical.

Marina Fire Department
02/20/2020

Marina Fire Department

Training continues in our in-house academy. Yesterday was medical skills, SCBA endurance training and Company Performance Standards. Bread and butter basics to start with. Off to a great start! @ Marina, California

Salinas City Firefighters Association
02/18/2020

Salinas City Firefighters Association

Today, the Salinas Fire Department and other departments throughout the county participated in the county high rise drill. The purpose of the drill was to test out a draft of the county’s new “High Rise” policy. We are proud to represent our department as we train with fellow agencies of Monterey County and participate in the county mutual aid system. #sfdjobs #salinasfirefighters @ Salinas, California

Big Sur Fire
02/12/2020

Big Sur Fire

Here are some photos from our recent Auto Extrication training. This was a great opportunity for our firefighters to refresh their skills and get some hands on practice with the associated tools and equipment needed for safe and successful extrication.

As part of offering the Company Officer training series, the MCFTOA is proud to present Company Officer 2C - Fire Inspec...
02/10/2020

As part of offering the Company Officer training series, the MCFTOA is proud to present Company Officer 2C - Fire Inspection and Investigation for Company Officers, March 16 - 20, 2020, at the Monterey Peninsula College Public Safety Training Center in Seaside, CA

Big Sur Fire
02/10/2020

Big Sur Fire

Some of our firefighters participated in a training with PG&E this past week on how to safely deal with down power lines.

Winter storms, high winds, and fallen trees can all potentially bring down wires. A down power line can be deadly so stay safe by staying AWAY!

Remember:
- Assume the power line is live.
- Do not touch anyone or anything in contact with a power line.
- Never touch or drive over a down power line.
- Leave the area and call 911 to report a down line.

Coronavirus: Resources for Fire Chiefs
02/05/2020
Coronavirus: Resources for Fire Chiefs

Coronavirus: Resources for Fire Chiefs

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) consider the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) to be a very serious public health threat. However, based on current information, the CDC and WHO have stated that the immediate health risk from 2019-nC...

Another training opportunity in our continuing Company Officer Series.  Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, Feb. 10 ...
02/05/2020

Another training opportunity in our continuing Company Officer Series. Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, Feb. 10 - 11, 2020, at the Monterey Peninsula College Public Safety Training Center in Seaside, CA

This training will be located at the Spreckels Veterans Memorial Building in Spreckels, CA and is designed for all First...
02/04/2020

This training will be located at the Spreckels Veterans Memorial Building in Spreckels, CA and is designed for all First Responders including spouses.

02/04/2020
Another class in our Company Officer series, Company Officer 2B.  February 12 - 14, 2020, conveniently located at the Mo...
01/18/2020

Another class in our Company Officer series, Company Officer 2B. February 12 - 14, 2020, conveniently located at the Monterey Peninsula College Public Safety Training Center in Seaside, CA

A few highlights from today's Monterey County Fire Chiefs Association 2019 Annual Awards Luncheon at the Embassy Suites ...
01/14/2020

A few highlights from today's Monterey County Fire Chiefs Association 2019 Annual Awards Luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Seaside, CA. For more about the Chief's awards program, check out the "Awards Page" on our website at: mcftoa.org. The 2019 awards winners:

Career Firefighter of the Year - Captain Silas Fischer from the Monterey Fire Department.

Volunteer Firefighter of the Year - Art Hernandez from the Greenfield Fire Department.

Support Person of the Year - Patsy Gasca from the American Red Cross.

Congratulations to all the award winners!

Photos by: Dan Gearhart

Monterey County Fire Training Officers Association's cover photo
01/11/2020

Monterey County Fire Training Officers Association's cover photo

This class is filling fast.  Register now to secure a spot and be on your way to company officer certification.
01/10/2020

This class is filling fast. Register now to secure a spot and be on your way to company officer certification.

12/30/2019
MPC Fire Academy 19 2

On December 20, 2019, at the Monterey Peninsula College Performing Arts Theater, 23 cadets graduated from the MPC Fire Academy in front of a full auditorium packed with family and friends. These graduates endured a 17 week academy and were tested beyond what they thought possible. Through determination, strength, stamina, and a will to success, the 23 stood proud to say we are the graduates of class 2019-2.

MPC Fire Academy Class 35 Video

The Monterey County Fire Training Officers Association is offering the Company Officer series of classes in 2020 at the ...
12/20/2019

The Monterey County Fire Training Officers Association is offering the Company Officer series of classes in 2020 at the Monterey Peninsula College Public Safety Training Center. Go to www.mcftoa.org for class registration.

North Monterey County Firefighters
12/18/2019

North Monterey County Firefighters

North County Fire as part of The Monterey County USAR Team participated in a Rope Rescue Class last week. This is all in an effort to better serve and protect the citizens of Monterey County.

12/18/2019
12/18/2019
12/18/2019
First responders come to Fresno to train for a mass casualty event
11/20/2019
First responders come to Fresno to train for a mass casualty event

First responders come to Fresno to train for a mass casualty event

Long before Sunday night's mass shooting in Fresno, firefighters and paramedics from around the state signed up to attend a special training in town on how to respond to a mass casualty event.

11/18/2019
Marina Fire Department
09/26/2019

Marina Fire Department

Flat Roof Ventilation Tactics and Strategies!
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#marinafiredepartment
#ventilation #firefightertraining

09/26/2019

Interior firefighting operations at the Monterey Peninsula College Fire Academy.

San Jose Fire Fighters
09/17/2019

San Jose Fire Fighters

San Jose Fire Fighters join California Firefighters stand together to #BreakTheStigma and break the silence for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. . . . . Speaking up is the strongest thing you can do. Visit, HealingOurOwn.org to take the first step. #HealingOurOwn #SJFD #bayareafirefighter #californiafirefighter

Monterey Peninsula College Fire Academy 2019-2 learning hose operations during their Thursday evening training.  The MPC...
09/13/2019

Monterey Peninsula College Fire Academy 2019-2 learning hose operations during their Thursday evening training. The MPC Fire Academy is 17 weeks long meeting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Upon graduation, the students receive certification in meeting the educational requirements for State of California Firefighter 1 certification. Photos - Dan Gearhart.

MPC Fire Academy Class 2019-2 during an evening training session on hose operations.  Check back soon for more images of...
09/13/2019

MPC Fire Academy Class 2019-2 during an evening training session on hose operations. Check back soon for more images of the training.

09/11/2019
California Conference of Arson Investigators
09/11/2019

California Conference of Arson Investigators

CCAI's Fall Training Seminar is Approaching! September 23-26, 2019. Topics to include Wildland Burns and Recognition, Explosions, Burn to Learn Scenarios and More. Contact the CCAI office today to register at (909)865-5004. $450 for Members / $530 for Non-Members.

Salinas City Firefighters Association
09/08/2019

Salinas City Firefighters Association

Your Probationary Salinas Firefighters spend multiple hours a shift performing manipulative training at Fire Station 3 “The Tower”. Currently there are two phases of probationary Firefighters. The 2018 class is working on driver operator and engineer tasks while the 2019 class is fine tuning their Firefighter skills. We are students of our craft and are always fine tuning our skills to better serve our community. #sfdjobs #salinasfirefighters @ Salinas City Firefighters Association

A great inspiration. Passionate.  A true fire service leader and teacher. He will truly be missed.  Let his passing be o...
09/07/2019

A great inspiration. Passionate. A true fire service leader and teacher. He will truly be missed. Let his passing be our motivation to achieve great things.

"When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men."
- Henry Longfellow

It is with a heavy heart we mourn the loss of Retired Assistant Chief Phil Matteson. A Great Husband, Father, Friend, and Fireman. He served the citizens of California and Aromas with Honor, Selflessness, and Pride for over 35 years. His impact on this station, department and community will be remembered for many generations to come.

Rest in Peace Chief

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2642 Colonel Durham St
Seaside, CA
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“To promote and improve public safety training, standards, and performance levels, by providing and supporting fire service related education and training to professional and volunteer public safety personnel and agencies in Monterey County. The foregoing shall be accomplished through such methods as conducting or sponsoring classes, seminars, schools, or training events. Additionally, provide and make available educational materials and resources through contemporary electronic media, serve as a sub-committee to the Monterey County Fire Chiefs Association supporting training activities throughout Monterey County. And overall, support and enhance training standards and education to fire service agencies and personnel.

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Attention Monterey CA area retired fire officers. We have a great part time opportunity available for a Director of Emergency Services for our partner. This position has flexible hours, great pay, car/cell allowances and a generous bonus structure. Please reach out to a me @ [email protected] or 585-733-3666. Thanks Chief Dave DeRoller
Attention Retired Fire Officers in Monterey CA. We have a great part time opportunity in your area for a DIrector of Emergency Services. This position is well compensated hourly pay, car/cell allowances, great bonus structure and flexible hours. Please reach out to me today at [email protected] or call my cell at 585-733-3666