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fstems logoDirector Deborah A. PendergastThe Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services recognizes that its primary mission is to increase the capability of the entire New Hampshire Fire and Emergency Medical Services through the application of the best methodologies and techniques in education and practice.

We believe in the achievement of excellence in our services through dedication, teamwork, and open communication.

We are committed to exceeding expectations through the efficient research, development and delivery of all aspects of fire and emergency medical service training, education, and administration.

Director Deborah A. Pendergast oversees the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services, a division within the New Hampshire Department of Safety. Her duties include overseeing the state’s Fire Academy in Concord, fire training curriculum and certification, as well as oversight of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. Her duties are outlined in state law (RSA 21-P:12-a and RSA 21-P:12-b). The Fire Academy includes an administration/classroom building, 72-bed dormitory, 2-bay fire station (drive through), training ground (2 burn buildings, flashover simulator, and other props), and many mobile props that are used throughout the state. The New Hampshire Fire Academy serves as the Northeast regional training facility for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Personnel. Additionally the Division is in the process of constructing a new training facility in the North Country.

NOTE: For information regarding Fire and EMS Training throughout the state, visit: star of life
EMS Licensing Process
Scheduled Training & Events Page (Fire Courses)

Course and Exam Schedule (EMS Courses & Exams)

Online Training Resources (NHoodle)


News and Events

More News from the Division of Fire Safety
  October 6, 2014
New College Degree program available for NH Fire and EMS personnel Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
  October 2, 2014
Due to a scheduling conflict the November Commission Meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, November 20th at 3pm in Classroom 2. Rehearsal for the Academy Awards Ceremony will be immediately following the meeting. In conjunction with this meeting, the Commission will be holding a public hearing on the following curriculums:
  • Fire Investigator
  • Fire and Safety Educator
  • Fire Inspector III
  September 16, 2014
2014 NH Trauma System Conference BrochureAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol November 7th, 2014 at the Mountain View Grand Resort. Online Registration.
  September 15, 2014
Helmet Raffle Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol at Loudon Fire Department. Drawing is on November 10th, 2014.
  September 15, 2014
Discount Tickets for State Employees at the UNH Football Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol game on September 27th, at 6:00pm.
  June 6, 2014
North Country Training Facility information
  May 9, 2014
Notice from EMS Bureau Chief, Nick Mercuri regarding Intranasal Narcan Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
  March 17, 2014
NEW! Online Help Desk Ticket - to report issues with online programs and resources.
  March 1, 2014
Please visit our NHOODLE site for Online Learning Academy, eProX, and our Helpdesk Ticket.
  February 28, 2014
NH Spinal Injury Protocol Trailer - Click the link to view the informational video on YouTube.


Of Interest

Current Homeland Security Training, Policy and Documents
Overtime Backfill Reimbursement Update Adobe Acrobat Reader SymbolPosted October 21, 2014
Homeland Security Grant Training Reimbursement Packet Adobe Acrobat Reader SymbolPosted October 21, 2014
NOTE: This is information on grant funded training reimbursement for overtime/backfill, pay reimbursement for call firefighters and stipend for volunteer firefighters. This is for CURRENT programs.
Overtime and Backfill Policy Adobe Acrobat Reader SymbolPosted October 21, 2014
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Hiring Requirements Explained Adobe pdf
EMS Best Practices
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