The Idaho Fire Service Technology (FST) Program is committed to partner with Idaho fire departments, fire districts, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to provide Idaho fire fighters with quality training and safety practices, consistent with NFPA standards and current national best practices. We also exist to provide verification of requisite knowledge and skills by administration of a nationally recognized third party certification process. This is especially important to the volunteer departments with limited budgets and staff. Without statewide minimum training requirements, each fire department may establish their own training and qualification standards, making access to the 200 courses available from FST extremely important.

After receipt of IFSAC accreditation, we will bring nationally recognized standards to Idaho's firefighters through the IFSAC Certification program. The Idaho IFSAC Certification Program is a voluntary program as there is no statutory requirement that firefighters become certified. The certification program establishes a way to assess the competency of firefighters and first responders, irrespective of their department affiliation and regardless of whether they are career or volunteer. Training is the foundation of this process with the ultimate goal of providing survivability skills to Idaho firefighters and preparing them to successfully pass the certification testing.

The objective of the FST instructor program is to produce a cadre of qualified part-time professional-technical instructors through a process designed to support and meet national standards. This program is specifically designed for those who desire to instruct for FST through College of Eastern Idaho. Fire Service Technology also assists local departments with in-house delivery of FST approved training material.

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Dean Ellis, Training Coordinator
(208) 535-5442

Nikki Berntsen, Technical Records Specialist II
(208) 535-5443

Penny Rainey, Office Specialist II
(208) 535-5441


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Fire Service Technology
College of Eastern Idaho
Alex D. Creek Building
Room 592
1600 South 25th East
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Phone: (208) 535-5441
Toll Free: (800) 662-0261
FAX: (208) 523-1815

College of Eastern Idaho, 208.524.3000, 1600 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

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