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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
  July 22, 2015
"Surviving the Insult: 2015 Interior Benchmarking"Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol flyer. Session presented by William Greenwood at Merrimack High School Auditorium on August 18, 2015.
  July 17, 2015
Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue ProgramAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol - Flyer and Application attached. Course runs 8/4-8/7/2015
  June 1, 2015
SAVE THE DATE - "Pride & Ownership and Fire Alarm Leadership" Lasky Seminar Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol - September 12, 2015
  May 7, 2015
Fire Standards and Training Commission Schedule for 2015 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol Link to FST Commission Meeting Minutes
  November 24, 2014
North Country Training Facility information
  October 6, 2014
New College Degree program available for NH Fire and EMS personnel Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
  May 9, 2014
Notice from EMS Bureau Chief, Nick Mercuri regarding Intranasal Narcan Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol


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 February 13, 2015
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.
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General Admission Application Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol Student Medical Release FormAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol (required for all fire training courses)
Hiring Requirements Explained Adobe pdf
EMS Best Practices
Entrance Test Information

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