News from the Georgia Fire Academy

NIMS Training Information

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsNIMS Training is now under the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) training umbrella. For information on NIMS training please use the link below: https://training.gema.ga.gov/TRS/

Georgia Fire Academy Annual Training Reminder

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center is here to serve and help students be successful with their personal and professional development. GPSTC’s online training courses allow students to Read more…

15th Annual Georgia State Firefighter Weekend

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & Announcements   The 15th Annual Firefighter Weekend and the 2017 GA Firefighter Memorial (9/15-9/17) have been canceled due to possible effects of Hurricane Irma on the Georgia Fire Read more…

46th Annual Georgia Fire Safety Symposium Underway

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe 46th Annual Georgia Fire Safety Symposium started today with 330 pre-registered attendees. The Macon-Bibb County Fire Department presented colors, and Jeff Dean, with GPSTC Fire Academy Division, Read more…

GPSTC/GFA’s Basic Firefighter Class “17-2” Graduates

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsOn May 11, 2017, GPSTC/GFA’s Basic Firefighter Class “17-2” graduated. This class experienced unusual events that significantly raised the performance level for the future Basic Firefighter classes here Read more…

GPSTC Receives New E-One Aerial

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center is receiving a new E-One aerial. The ladder is 75’ in height and will flow 1000 gallons per minute through the nozzle Read more…

Firefighter Weekend and Memorial Ceremony held at GPSTC, Sept 9-11

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe 14th Annual Firefighter Weekend and Memorial Ceremony were held at the GPSTC September 9-11. Local media was on site to cover the events. http://www.13wmaz.com/news/local/firefighters-continue-training-in-forsyth/316507954 http://www.13wmaz.com/news/local/georgia-firefighter-memorial-ceremony/316524475 http://www.macon.com/news/local/article101102067.html

Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs to Host Free Training at the GPSTC

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs will be hosting free training in the Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s Auditorium on August 23, 2016. Topics will include EEOC Discrimination Read more…

Georgia Fire Academy Designs New 75-Foot Ladder Truck

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Georgia Fire Academy is working with FireLine, Inc. and E-One in Ocala, FL to design a new 75-foot ladder truck. This new truck is replacing a 1987 Read more…

Georgia Fire Academy Designs New 75-Foot Ladder Truck

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Georgia Fire Academy is working with FireLine, Inc. and E-One in Ocala, FL to design a new 75-foot ladder truck. This new truck is replacing a 1987 Read more…

Rescue Systems I: Fundamentals of Heavy Rescue, July and August Offerings

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsRescue Systems I: Fundamentals of Heavy Rescue is back on the GPSTC training calendar! This scenario-based, hands-on training provides essential skills for responding to a collapse, rescuing persons Read more…

GFA Chief, Deputy Chiefs Receive Certification from Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsOn Tuesday, April 12, 2016, Georgia Fire Academy Chief David Wall and Deputy Chiefs Mike Byrd and Jeff Dean joined 12 fellow chiefs in the first group certified Read more…

Joe Lariscy: 28 Years of Service with the GFA

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsJoe Lariscy is retiring after 28 years of service with the Georgia Fire Academy. Joe came to work at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center as a full Read more…

Technical Rescue: Trench Rescue Technician 2016

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Georgia Fire Academy conducted a Trench Rescue Technician course February 29-March 4, 2016. This course was beneficial to those departments that currently operate a trench rescue team Read more…

February 2016 NIMS Courses Announced

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Georgia Fire Academy announces three February courses for the NIMS program. These include IS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents, IS 400: Advanced ICS and the Command Read more…

2016 NFA Firefighter Weekend

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsRegistration is now open for the 2016 NFA Firefighter Weekend, March 19-20, in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Check out the flyer and the registration form for all of the details. Read more…

GPSTC Participates in 2nd Annual Public Safety Day

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center proudly participated in the 2nd Annual Public Safety Day, hosted by the 2015 Leadership Monroe class. This event was held Saturday, October Read more…

Local Assistance State Team Training

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsAfter a line-of-duty death, the family and the department of the fallen have many questions. Be a part of the Local Assistance State Team to provide compassion and Read more…

Cooper Institute’s Law Enforcement/Fire Service Fitness Specialist Course

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Cooper Institute is back with their first-rate Fitness Specialist course. Police and Fire Instructors of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center are participating in this course that Read more…

Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events is Back!

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsPublic Safety Personnel: You asked for it and now it’s back. “Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events” will be held at the GPSTC on September 28, 2015. This Read more…

New Online Course Offerings for Firefighters

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsNew Online Course Offerings for Firefighters We are now offering two new online courses for you. Succession: Preparing Candidates For Fire Chief and Incident Planning Process – The Read more…

NIMS 300 and 400 Course Offerings

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Georgia Fire Academy is pleased to announce several statewide offerings of two NIMS Courses: NIMS – Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents (IS300) and NIMS – Read more…

2015 Georgia Firefighter Memorial Ceremony

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsOn Saturday, May 16, 2015, firefighters from across the state came together to honor their fallen brothers at the annual Georgia Firefighter Memorial Ceremony. The honorees were: Antonio Read more…

Updated Course Schedule for the 13th Annual Firefighter Weekend

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsCheck below for the updated 13th Annual Georgia State Fire Fighters Weekend course schedule. Firefighter Weekend is May 15-17, 2015. All classes listed below will be offered on-campus Read more…

The GFA Announces Seats Available for Georgia State Fire Fighter Weekend Courses

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe following courses have seats available for the 13th Annual Georgia State Fire Fighter Weekend. This training event will be held at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, Read more…

Quarterly GFA Advisory Council Meeting

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Quarterly GFA Advisory Council meeting was held at the Forsyth GPSTC campus on April 14, 2015. The GFA Advisory Council Members in attendance are pictured here, left Read more…

The 2015 GA/NY National Fire Academy Weekend was a huge success!

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & Announcements   The Georgia Fire Academy and the State of New York Fire Prevention and Control hosted the annual State Weekend at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Read more…

The 2015 GA/NY National Fire Academy Weekend was a huge success!

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & Announcements   The Georgia Fire Academy and the State of New York Fire Prevention and Control hosted the annual State Weekend at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Read more…

From Dirt to Dream: The George M. Lanier Fire Protection Laboratory is off to a great start!

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsFor more information on this exciting project, go to https://www.gpstc.org/firelab/.        

NIMS 402 Goes on the Road

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsGeorgia Fire Academy Director David Wall recently traveled to Summerville Georgia to instruct local government officials from Bartow County on incident command for elected officials. This Executive Briefing Read more…

13th Annual Georgia State Fire Fighter Weekend

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Georgia Fire Academy invites you to attend the 13th Annual Georgia State Fire Fighters Weekend on May 15-17, 2015. All classes below will be offered on-campus, at Read more…

Child Passenger Safety Activities Survey

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Occupant Protection Task Team is working to obtain a snapshot of the child passenger safety activities being conducted by fire and EMS Read more…

April NIMS 300/400 Train-the-Trainer

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Georgia Fire Academy has immediate openings for the April NIMS 300/400 Train-the-Trainer course. Please register ASAP, as seating is limited! NIMS 300/400 Train-the-Trainer Course Length: 40 Hours Read more…

Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsOn February 18, the Georgia Fire Academy hosted the Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events course. This course prepared public safety students with the ability to identify biological Read more…

Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsWere you here for the Infectious Disease Summit in November? Did you want more information on Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events? Then register now, while seats are Read more…

March NIMS Courses

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Georgia Fire Academy has limited openings in the following NIMS classes: NIMS – ICS 300- Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents Course Length: 24 Hours Course Number: FFAA15059 Read more…

2015 GA/NY Firefighter Weekend

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsIt’s that time of year again! The NFA announces the 2015 GA/NY Firefighter Weekend, to be held April 11-12 on their Emmitsburg, Maryland campus. Check out the registration Read more…

Wanted: Future NIMS Trainers!

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Georgia Fire Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center has an upcoming NIMS train-the-trainer course that has a limited number of seats available. NIMS 300/400 Read more…

Command and General Staff for Local IMT’s

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsCommand and General Staff for Local IMT’S is a course set for multidiscipline personnel that will be required to work together as a team to effectively manage an Read more…

NIMS 300/400 Train-the-Trainer

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsIf you have been selected to instruct NIMS 300 & 400 courses, sign up now for our February 9-13, 2015 NIMS 300/400 Train-the-Trainer course! This course provides training Read more…

Congratulations to Matt Davis

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsMatt Davis, Instructor at the Georgia Fire Academy of the GPSTC, recently completed the final course in our intense Fire Officer Series.  The series consists of six courses Read more…

FEMA Announces Assistance to Firefighters Grant Workshop Webinars

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsAlabama Beats Georgia! You read that right: Alabama beats Georgia in Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) applications and grants awarded…every year. Learn what you can do to put Read more…

Congratulations Mike Byrd and Jeff Dean

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsCongratulations to the Georgia Fire Academy’s Mike Byrd and Jeff Dean! Both have achieved career milestones. Their achievements are a culmination of many years of professional development, education, Read more…

Georgia Firefighter Memorial Service

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsForsyth, GA (August 25, 2014) – While all firefighters are heroes, willingly putting themselves in harm’s way so the public remains secure, some firefighters are more than heroes. Read more…

Georgia State Firefighter Weekend

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsForsyth, GA (August 25, 2014) – Georgia Public Safety Training Center Director Tim Bearden and Georgia Fire Academy Division Director David Wall today announced that firefighters from throughout Read more…

Command & General Staff for Local IMT’s

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThis is a 48-hour course, to be held at the Roswell/Alpharetta Public Safety Training Center, September 9 through October 3, 2014. This course enables students to demonstrate knowledge Read more…

First Annual Firefighter Weekend Golf Scramble

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Georgia Fire Academy is excited to announce the First Annual Firefighter Weekend Golf Scramble, to be held at the River Forest Golf Club on September 4, 2014. Read more…

2014 Firefighter Memorial Service

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsYou are cordially invited to attend the 2014 Georgia Firefighter Memorial Service to be held September 6, 2014 at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Auditorium in Forsyth, Read more…

The Atlanta Braves Firefighter Appreciation Day

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Atlanta Braves have announced August 17th as their Firefighter Appreciation Day! The Braves will honor firefighters and their families with a pre-game parade and tribute. Outfield Pavilion Read more…

The 12th Annual Georgia State Fire Fighters Weekend

About GPSTC  >  Training Divisions  >  Georgia Fire Academy  >  GFA News & AnnouncementsThe Georgia Fire Academy invites you to attend the 12th Annual Georgia State Fire Fighters Weekend on September 5-7. 2014. All classes below will be offered on-campus, at Read more…

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Welcome to the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC), the state’s premier training facility for all state and local public safety-related units of government including police officers, firefighters, 911 operators, coroners, emergency management officers, rescue officers, jail officers and other emergency service personnel.

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