Mission: To provide quality training and education to arizona's fire service community through the development and presentation of the annual arizona state fire school and area educational programs.
Programs: The arizona state fire training committee has two primary functions. 1. Fund, manage, administer and operate arizona state fire school. Fire school is a once per year activity conducted in september of every year. The 2014 fire school served 711 firefighters in 29 classes over five days conducted at the mesa convention center, mesa marriott hotel, phoenix fire training facility, scottsdale fire training facility, tempe fire training facility, mesa fire training facility, mesa maintenance i fire resource center, mcc i williams education center and the chandler fire training facility. Fire school is open to any arizona firefighter affiliated with any municipal fire department, fire district, non profit fire company or for profit fire company. However over 80% of our attendees are from very rural and small fire departments where training facilities and opportunities are very limited. 2. Fund, manage, administer and operate the arizona center for fire service excellence. The center has three primary responsibilities: a. ) coordinate with fire departments and education centers to provide certification testing for students and firefighters who have completed training activities and are ready for testing. B. ) coordinate and conduct workshops for arizona firefighters in activities that are not certified but generate certificates of completion. C. ) cooperate with the arizona department of administration in maintaining arizona firefighter's education transcripts and records. In the 2014 calendar year the center tested for certification in 4 different classifications representing - 144 classes - serving 1,985 students / firefighters. In the 2014 calendar year the center conducted or coordinated for certificates ofcompletion 14 different classifications representing - 63 classes - serving 997 students / firefighters. Schedule of activities attached.