Posted June 5, 2018
The fire departments that were awarded the Fireworks Tax Grants are as follows:

Ashburn Fire & Emergency Services - $5,440.00
Banks County Fire & EMS - $7,761.00
Camilla Fire Department - $5,172.00
Gresston Volunteer Fire Department - $4,700.00
Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Department - $5,850.00
Lafayette Fire Department - $4,000.00
Laurens County Fire Department - $8,160.00
Loco Volunteer Fire Department  - $5,850.00
Lumber City Fire Department - $15,963.00
McDuffie County Fire Department - $3,750.00
McRae-Helena Fire Department - $2,880.00
Ray City Volunteer Fire Department - $2,025.00
Rayle Fire Department $7,200.00
Roddy Volunteer Fire Department - $7,251.00
Stuckey Volunteer Fire Department - $8,896.00
Sylvania Fire Department - $1,433.00
Tazewell Volunteer Fire Department - $21,099.00
Union County Fire Rescue - $3,300.00
Webster County Fire/EMS - $8,546.00
Wilkes County Fire Service - $13,600.00

The amount of the grants totaled $142,906.00.  Each department was required to pay 10% of their grant.  The total amount paid from the Fireworks Tax Monies that was received by Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council was $128,615.00.

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NFA State Weekend

Posted May 24, 2018
NFA Weekend

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Administrative Support 2 Position

Posted May 24, 2018
Job Title:  Administrative Support 2                       Application Period Opens:  5/16/2018                                 
Salary:  $26,672.14                                                       Application Period Ends:  5/31/2018
Full-time                                                                          Open to all Qualified Applicants
Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Certify Firefighters, Inspectors, Investigators, ARFF, and FSE using appropriate paper work received from department
  • Enters information into our data base using forms sent from departments, ie change of status forms, short forms, fire department information updates, agency updates, year-end reports
  • Orders supplies
  • Reconciles purchasing card statement
  • Answers the telephones and greets visitors
  • Provides administrative, and/or technical assistance to customers and staff
  • Researches and/or resolves testing issues or questions
  • Records management
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of agency rules, policies and procedures
  • Ability to use computer programs, calendar functions, and electronic research sources
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once and prioritize workload
  • Ability to provide support services to both internal and external customers
  • Ability to use proper judgment in selecting which issues to handle or re-direct
One year of experience in secretarial, clerical, general office duties of moderate difficulty in an office environment.  Candidate should have excellent typing skills, proficient phone skills, WorkPerfect or Microsoft experience.  High School Diploma/GED required.
Other Remarks:  Selected candidate subject to criminal records background and drug screening clearance.
To Apply:  Submit a completed state employment application to Jan Mathis at or mail to: Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council, 1000 Indian Springs Dr, Forsyth, Georgia 31029, no later than 5:00 pm of the deadline date.
All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview.  Initial screening is by application review only.  Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted for interview appointment.  GFSTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Called Council Meeting, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:00

Posted May 14, 2018
There will be a called Council Meeting, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 1:00 in the GFSTC office.  This meeting is being held for the vote of the 2018 Grant Awards that have been recommended by the 2018 Grant Committee.

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Office Closed Monday, April 23, 2018

Posted April 18, 2018
The GFSTC office will be closed Monday, April 23, 2018 for State Holiday.

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Fireworks Tax Grants

Posted April 18, 2018
This letter was emailed to the departments (chiefs & training officers) today.  If you did not receive one by email, we do not have an email address for you 

Georgia Fire Departments:

Please find attached the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council policy and application for the Fireworks Tax Grants. Also, please understand that we have a limited amount of monies and while all departments are welcome to make application, those departments that demonstrate the most financial and operational need will be the primary consideration in Grant Review Committee’s and Council’s decision-making process.

Since we are working with a compressed time frame for this initial grant process, we must have all grant applications completed correctly and in the GFSTC office by the close of business,
5:00pm, on May 4, 2018. Any applications received in the office after that date and time will not be considered in the 2018 process. The Grant Review Committee, as of now, plans to meet on May 10, 2018. We plan to have a GFSTC council meeting the next week for the final approval by the council. Any department that is awarded a grant will have to complete a State of Georgia Vendor Management Form before we can process the requisition for funding. This form will need to be correctly completed and submitted for approval prior to any requisition request. GFSTC will supply the departments with the form and assistance in completing it if necessary. The GFSTC staff will need the last half of May and the first half of June to complete the funding request process.

‚ÄčOnce again, please have all grant applications correctly completed and in the GFSTC office no later than 5:00pm, May 4, 2018. If you need any assistance or have questions with the application process, please contact the GFSTC office at 478-993-4521 and someone will assist you.

GFSTC Grant Application

GFSTC Grants Final 
Gordon Henderson, Director

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Posted April 5, 2018
Our website will down for maintenance, Friday, April 6, 2018 from 11:00am-4:00pm.  

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Posted March 23, 2018
Benjamin L. Tapley, Fire Chief/EMA Director
Screven County Fire Department/EMA
618 Frontage Road West
Sylvania, GA 30467

FUNDRAISER FOR JARED THOMPSON Jared is a 23 year old firefighter and marine that was involved in a car accident on 3/16/2018. Jared is in Memorial in Savannah at this time and will soon be transferred to Shepherd Center in Atlanta for rehabilitation. Jared is paralyzed from the chest down and will have a long road to recovery ahead of him. We would like to help the family meet any needs that may arise as a result of his injuries. All proceeds from these shirts will be used for medical and travel expenses. Donations will also be appreciated. Most of all, please keep him in your prayers. Luke 1:37 You can contact Mikki Saxon or Hannah Page for order forms or ordering. We are accepting cash, checks, and Venmo. Checks need to be made payable to Benefit for Jared Thompson, Venmo @Jared-Thompson-04495.

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Posted March 21, 2018
The Evaluator Class for March 27 will be held in LRC (old library) instead of Room 118.

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Posted March 20, 2018
The next GFSTC Council Meeting will be held in Savannah at the GAFC 2018 Annual Spring Executive Training Session.  This meeting will be from 8:30am-9:30am, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in the Savannah Marriott Ballrooms D&E.  It was originally planned for March 27, 2018 at 1:00, here at GPSTC.  
Approval of AAOP validation
Executive Director's report
Fireworks Tax Monies

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