News from the Georgia Fire Academy

NIMS Training Information

NIMS 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

The 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 complete training at their own pace, without Read more…

15th Annual Georgia State Firefighter Weekend

  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 Service. We apologize for the inconvenience.   The Read more…

46th Annual Georgia Fire Safety Symposium Underway

The 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, performed the National Anthem. The Georgia Fire Read more…

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

On 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 at GPSTC. Class 17-2 began their training Read more…

GPSTC Receives New E-One Aerial

The 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 at the end of the ladder. Powered Read more…

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

The 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

The 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 and Social Media issues. These topics will Read more…

Georgia Fire Academy Designs New 75-Foot Ladder Truck

The 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 E-One ladder truck that was purchased when Read more…

Georgia Fire Academy Designs New 75-Foot Ladder Truck

The 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 E-One ladder truck that was purchased when Read more…

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

Rescue 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 trapped, and moving heavy objects. Students learn Read more…

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

On 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 by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs Read more…

Joe Lariscy: 28 Years of Service with the GFA

Joe 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 time employee in 1988, just as the Read more…

Technical Rescue: Trench Rescue Technician 2016

The 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 or have the possibility of being deployed Read more…

February 2016 NIMS Courses Announced

The 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 and General Staff for Local IMTs. Each Read more…

2016 NFA Firefighter Weekend

Registration 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. Make sure you register before February 5 Read more…

GPSTC Participates in 2nd Annual Public Safety Day

The 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 24, 2015 from 10:00am – 3:00pm. The Read more…

Local Assistance State Team Training

After 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 guidance to the survivors. The Local Assistance Read more…

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

The 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 reinforces the need for public safety professionals, Read more…

Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events is Back!

Public 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 one-day, eight-hour course includes an overview of Read more…

New Online Course Offerings for Firefighters

New 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 Planning P. Succession: Preparing Candidates For Fire Read more…

NIMS 300 and 400 Course Offerings

The 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 – Advanced ICS Command and General Staff-Complex Incidents Read more…

2015 Georgia Firefighter Memorial Ceremony

On 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 Everett Jones – Augusta Fire Department – Read more…

Updated Course Schedule for the 13th Annual Firefighter Weekend

Check 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 at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. Read more…

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

The 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, May 15-17, 2015. Seats are going fast, Read more…

Quarterly GFA Advisory Council Meeting

The 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 to right: Jeff Yoder – Training Officer Read more…

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

  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, Maryland. The April 11-12 event was the largest Read more…

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

  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, Maryland. The April 11-12 event was the largest Read more…

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

For more information on this exciting project, go to https://www.gpstc.org/firelab/.        

NIMS 402 Goes on the Road

Georgia 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 for Incident Command gives an overview of Read more…

13th Annual Georgia State Fire Fighter Weekend

The 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 the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. Registration Read more…

Child Passenger Safety Activities Survey

The 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 agencies in Georgia. We are looking for Read more…

April NIMS 300/400 Train-the-Trainer

The 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 Course Number: FFAA15127 Start/End Date: 04/27/2015-05/01/2015 This Read more…

Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events

On 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 threats, protect themselves from those threats, and Read more…

Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events

Were 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 still available! Personal Protective Measures for Biological Read more…

March NIMS Courses

The 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 Start/End Date: 03/9/15-03/11/2015 This 24-hour course describes Read more…

2015 GA/NY Firefighter Weekend

It’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 form for all of the details. Make Read more…

Wanted: Future NIMS Trainers!

The 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 Train-The Trainer – FFAA15052 – February 9-13, Read more…

Command and General Staff for Local IMT’s

Command 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 incident or event during the first operational Read more…

NIMS 300/400 Train-the-Trainer

If 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 and resources for instructor-certified personnel selected to Read more…

Congratulations to Matt Davis

Matt 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 with a total of 294 hours of Read more…

FEMA Announces Assistance to Firefighters Grant Workshop Webinars

Alabama 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 Georgia into the running with FEMA’s Assistance Read more…

Congratulations Mike Byrd and Jeff Dean

Congratulations 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, experience and service both in the profession Read more…

Georgia Firefighter Memorial Service

Forsyth, 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. Those who are more than heroes are Read more…

Georgia State Firefighter Weekend

Forsyth, 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 the state will gather on the weekend Read more…

Command & General Staff for Local IMT’s

This 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 of the Incident Command System (ICS) and Read more…

First Annual Firefighter Weekend Golf Scramble

The 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. The tournament is open to public service Read more…

2014 Firefighter Memorial Service

You 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, GA. Services commence at 11:00am.   With Read more…

The Atlanta Braves Firefighter Appreciation Day

The 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 tickets are $22 and Upper Box tickets Read more…

The 12th Annual Georgia State Fire Fighters Weekend

The 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 the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. Registration Read more…

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