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The information will be updated as we get it from FFTD.

New Forms for Instructors

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

Based on requirements of an internal audit all Michigan Fire Service Instructors must maintain a current Memorandum of Understanding with LARA/BFS. I have attached the MOU as well as an instruction sheet for your use.

 

Instructors who do not return the MOU by March 15, 2017 will have their Instructor/Course Manager role end-dated in the SMOKE system. This will result in the inability to schedule courses or be assigned to a course on the course finalization (BFS-250).

 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your FFTD Region Coordinator.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Dan/T.J.

 

Regards,

 

T.J. Richardson, Region 2 Coordinator

Fire Fighter Training Division – Bureau of Fire Services

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

richardsont14@michigan.gov

Phone: (517) 285-6803 (PLEASE NOTE NEW NUMBER)

Fax:      (517) 332-1427

Office Hours: 7:00AM to 3:30PM

Instructions for Instructor
All Certified Instructors (Certified, Associate, Instructor I, and Instructor II)

From: Fire Fighter Training Division

Re: Memorandum of Understanding

Attached please find the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that is now required by LARA to be completed by all Michigan Fire Service Instructors each fiscal year.
MOU Instructions for Instructors.doc
Microsoft Word document [75.5 KB]
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
BETWEEN
THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS
BUREAU OF FIRE SERVICES
2017 Instructor MOU.docx
Microsoft Word document [20.1 KB]

Memorandum

Febuary 9, 2017

The FY’17 HMEP funds have been added to the SMOKE program. You may use the HMEP funds for ICS: Resource Mgt (L13B), Hazardous Materials Operations (F12D), as well as, the Fire Fighter I and Fire fighter I & II (A23D and A25D) as there is now an hazmat exam component.

 

Please direct any questions to your FFTD Region Coordinator.

DATE: December 29, 2016
TO: Fire Fighters Training Council
Training Coordinators
County Training Committee Chairpersons
FROM: Julie Secontine, State Fire Marshal
Tim James, Chairman
SUBJECT: Fire Fighters Training Council Rules Update
Please be advised that the Bureau of Fire Services (BFS) and the Fire Fighters Training Council have promulgated new rules titled Fire Fighters Training Council General Rules. These rules amend Public Act 291 of 1966. A copy of the rules is available online at www.michigan.gov/bfs under BFS Latest News.
This rule set was filed with the Office of the Great Seal on December 20, 2016 and is effective immediately.
If you have questions regarding this update, you may contact the BFS Fire Fighter Training Division at 517-241-8847.

FFTC Rules UpDate 12_29_2016
2011-004_LR_-_Fire_Fighter_Training_Coun[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [35.6 KB]

FFTD                         County Training Committee

January 2016

Vendor Registration Instructions-Instruc[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [11.1 KB]

February 2016

CTC Memo - Program Updates 2-4-16.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [107.2 KB]
IMPORTANT FORM
This is the cover sheet needed to send to TJ if an instructor teaches an off-campus NFA class (STICO, PICO, etc.) and the students fill out the 75-a forms. He needs this cover sheet sent with the forms to the State.
CoverSheet_OffCampus_Courses.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [33.6 KB]
75 5A form Instructions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [47.5 KB]
75-5a form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [188.4 KB]

April 2016

Officer Certificates

 

 

Please review and distribute the attachments as widely as possible.

 

The System Maintenance of Knowledge and Education (SMOKE) has been updated to allow for the generation of Michigan Fire Fighter Training Council (MFFTC) approved certificates of completion for the Company Officer I & II and Fire Officer III co-requisite courses. The intent of the MFFTC was to create certificates demonstrating the recipient’s completion of the entire course of study for each of the MFFTC’s officer curricula.

 

A fire officer application has been developed and can be requested from the region supervisors. Additionally, the application will be attached to the outgoing message containing this memorandum to aid in dissemination.

 

Copies of certificates with the application will be required if the course and certificate is not listed in your training profile in SMOKE.  National Fire Academy (NFA) certificates are the only equivalency to the MFFTC certificates that will be accepted.  After review of the application and a determination of the completion of the requirements, the appropriate course ID will be added to the training profile with the option to print the certificate.

 

Do not hesitate to contact your region supervisor with any questions.

 

Dan Hammerberg, Region 1 Supervisor

305 Ludington Street

Escanaba, MI  49829

Phone:  906-399-4399

hammerbergd@michigan.gov

T.J. Richardson, Region 2 Supervisor

3101 Technology Blvd, Suite H

Lansing, MI  48910

517-285-6803

richardsont14@michigan.gov

 

Fire Officer Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [215.4 KB]

OCTOBER 2016

Course Change Memo.doc
Microsoft Word document [74.0 KB]

The new exams will break down like this:

Fire Fighter I                      100 questions of Fire Fighter I content, 50 questions of Hazmat content

 

Fire Fighter II                     50 questions of Fire Fighter II content

Fire Fighter I & II               100 questions of Fire Fighter I content, 50 questions of Fire Fighter II content, 50 questions of Hazmat content

 

Hazmat Ops                       50 questions of Hazmat content

The new certificates will indicate if there is the Hazmat Ops

component.

i.e. “Fire Fighter I / Hazmat Ops”

 

There is no change to the practical skills exam at this time.

 

ADA Accommodation Requests can still be granted for the Fire

Fighter portion of the exam.

The reader must leave the room for the HazMat Ops portion (Last 50

questions) of the exam.

 

Thank you for seeking clarification. As always, do not hesitate to

contact Dan or myself with any questions.

 

Regards,

 

T.J. Richardson, Region 2 Coordinator

Fire Fighter Training Division – Bureau of Fire Services

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

richardsont14@michigan.gov

Phone: (517) 285-6803 (PLEASE NOTE NEW NUMBER)

Fax:      (517) 332-1427

Office Hours: 7:00AM to 3:30PM

 

November 2016

Subject:

BreeAnn Hooker

Date:

2016-11-14 15:45

From:

"Secontine, Julie (LARA)" <SecontineJ@michigan.gov>

To:

"Secontine, Julie (LARA)" <SecontineJ@michigan.gov>

 

All:

Our beloved BreeAnn Hooker is leaving us for a new opportunity in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  We are all very sad to lose such a valuable member of our team, and thoughtful and caring friend, but congratulate her and wish her the best of luck.  People will be gathering at Leo’s Lodge on Jolly Road on December 2, 2016 at 4:30 - ?  If you can stop by to wish Bree well, we would love to have you join us.  We will also be gathering in the office of BFS on November 30, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. for cake and ice cream, so if you can’t make it on December 2nd, please stop by and join us on November 30, 2016.  THANKS!

Julie

 

Julie Secontine

State Fire Marshal

Bureau of Fire Services

3101 Technology Blvd., Ste. H

Lansing, MI  48910

(517)241-8512

FFTD                    Training Coordinators

February 2016

TC Memo - Program Updates 2-4-16.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [44.0 KB]

Forms

Instructor Levels and Certification Proc[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [357.6 KB]
Associate and Instructor I application ([...]
Adobe Acrobat document [201.8 KB]
Instructor II application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [198.2 KB]

October 2016

Fire Fighter I & II Written Test
Course Change Memo.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [58.2 KB]
Break down.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [339.3 KB]

November 2016

Subject:

BreeAnn Hooker

Date:

2016-11-14 15:45

From:

"Secontine, Julie (LARA)" <SecontineJ@michigan.gov>

To:

"Secontine, Julie (LARA)" <SecontineJ@michigan.gov>

 

All:

Our beloved BreeAnn Hooker is leaving us for a new opportunity in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  We are all very sad to lose such a valuable member of our team, and thoughtful and caring friend, but congratulate her and wish her the best of luck.  People will be gathering at Leo’s Lodge on Jolly Road on December 2, 2016 at 4:30 - ?  If you can stop by to wish Bree well, we would love to have you join us.  We will also be gathering in the office of BFS on November 30, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. for cake and ice cream, so if you can’t make it on December 2nd, please stop by and join us on November 30, 2016.  THANKS!

Julie

 

Julie Secontine

State Fire Marshal

Bureau of Fire Services

3101 Technology Blvd., Ste. H

Lansing, MI  48910

(517)241-8512

Fire Service Newsletter

2016 October News Letter
10-3-16 Approved.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [545.9 KB]
2016 November News Letter
11-3-16 Approved.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [516.3 KB]

Updated 11/07/2016

 

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