The Division of EMS will be launching a NEW online certification renewal system on May 24, 2016, and we are asking you to share the information with your staff and students. The following information will impact all EMS & Fire certificate holders.
Once the new system is launched, and before certification renewal, each certificate holder must:
The new renewal system is user friendly, provides prompts to ensure correct information is entered, allows for quicker processing of applications, and provides a secure environment in which to enter information.
Effective May 24, 2016, all EMS and Fire certifications must be renewed online. Paper renewal applications will no longer be mailed.
As we get closer to May 24, step-by-step instructions for the new system will be posted on our website.
2016 Calendar of Events:
* Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the Ohio Fire and Rescue Officer Development Conference and Tradeshow July 14-18, 2016 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton in Columbus, Ohio.
This year’s theme is “Protecting Those Who Protect Others”. The educational programs offer the latest in leadership, safety and officer development. This year’s sessions will address health and safety issues for those serving the fire service industry, management strategies, and emergency response to name just a few.
*8th Annual Instructor Development Symposium:
October 14th or 15th at the State Fire Marshal's Office, Reynoldsburg
In collaboration with The Ohio Fire Academy & The Ohio State University Center for EMS
Single Annual Membership to OSFSI - $40
Download the OSFSI membership form here.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)
Vulnerability Assessment Tool
Program Overview (https://www.firevap.org/)
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), in coordination with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), has developed an online Vulnerability Assessment Tool that will provide fire departments with a systematic process to evaluate risk and ultimately reduce the threat of firefighter injuries and deaths. Honeywell has chosen to financially support the Vulnerability Assessment Project, and to supply leadership throughout its development.
At the end of the process, users have a customized report identifying areas of vulnerability linked to firefighter injuries and deaths. Each report contains suggestions for “risk reduction alternatives” specific to identified vulnerabilities and provides pertinent industry standards and guidelines to address the identified concerns.
Fire departments can then use this analysis to develop operational and strategic plans to implement the risk reduction recommendations necessary to minimize or eliminate predictable causes of line-of-duty injuries and deaths.
Online and Interactive
Easy to Use
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