Council Meeting April 14, 2015

Posted March 26, 2015
The next meeting of the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am.  The meeting will be held in the Bay A at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

Agenda 
Faithful Guardian Training Center - Van Roberts
Executive Director's Report
Rules

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Online Testing

Posted February 10, 2015
Our new server has been tested and online testing is now available.  Once again, we are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused the fire service.

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2014 Year End Report Extended

Posted February 3, 2015
Due to our server problems, we are extending the deadline for the 2014 year end report until the last day of February.
It will be taken off line the first week of March.  We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced with our website.

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2014 Year End Report

Posted January 20, 2015
Due to our server problems, the 2014 Year End Report is unavailable.  It should be back later today or tomorrow.  We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

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Council Meeting January 27th, 2015

Posted January 16, 2015
The next meeting of the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council is scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 10:00 am.  The meeting will be held in the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Office at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, 2nd Floor in Forsyth, Georgia. 

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SUSPENSION OF ONLINE TESTING

Posted December 17, 2014
Our agency's new server has arrived and is being installed.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have decided to temporarily suspend all online testing until such time as the new server is up and running properly.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you, our customers.  Please keep a check on our website for an announcement letting you know when this service will be offered again.  Thank you all for your continued patience. 

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Reception Honoring Chief Gordon Henderson

Posted December 16, 2014
The Rome Fire Department will be hosting a retirement reception for Gordon Henderson on December 30, 2014 from 4 pm until 7 pm at the Rome Civic Center.  There will be a brief program starting at 5:30 that will include remarks and congratulations from local government officials and members of the fire service. The address of the Rome Civic Center is 400 Civic Center Dr. Rome, Ga 30161.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Posted November 21, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Gordon Henderson named Executive Director of Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training
Longtime Rome Fire Chief and former Chairman for the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Gordon Henderson, was named Executive Director of GFSTC on November 19, 2014. Henderson takes over as Executive Director from Lyn Pardue, who retired in July of 2014. He recently announced his retirement from Rome effective December 31st and will begin his new role January 2nd.  In his duties as Executive Director, Henderson will be responsible for working with Council and staff to assure minimum compliance according to OCGA Title 25, manage certifications, and collaborate with state and local officials, fire chiefs, and members of appendant fire service organizations.
            Henderson’s fire service career began in Rome in 1975. During that time, he served as a firefighter, engineer, company officer, training officer, and chief officer. He is a member of the Georgia State Firefighter’s Association and served as President from 2000-2002. In addition, he is a member of the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs where he served as a District Vice President for several years, as well as the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and the National Fire Protection Association. Since July 2004, Henderson has been a member of and is the current Secretary for the National Fire Protection Association’s National Professional Qualifications for Firefighters 1001, 1002, 1003 and 1005 Committees and since 1994, he has served as a      Principle Member of the National Fire Protection Association’s National Professional Qualifications for Firefighters 1001, 1002, 1003 and 1005 Committees.
            Henderson is a state certified firefighter and holds a BS in Human Resources from Columbia Southern University. He has attended numerous training classes concerning the fire service and management throughout his career. Henderson and his wife Dawn have two adult children and reside in Armuchee, Georgia.

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Council Meeting November 19, 2014

Posted November 12, 2014
The next meeting of the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council is scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 1:00 pm.  The meeting will be held in the LRC at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia. 

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Council Meeting November 3, 2014

Posted October 30, 2014
THE GEORGIA FIREFIGHTER STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL WILL MEET ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014 AT 9:00 VIA A CONFERENCE CALL.  THE PUBLIC ACCESS POINT TO JOIN THE MEETING WILL BE AT THE GFSTC OFFICE, LOCATED AT 1000 INDIAN SPRINGS DRIVE, FORSYTH, GA 31029.  THE ONLY AGENDA ITEM WILL BE EXCUCTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING THE GFSTC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION. 

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