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Our vision is to be the recognized leader in fire training and emergency medical services, respected by our stakeholders for anticipating and responding to their ever-changing needs while maintaining exceptional customer service.

We are committed to training, educating and certifying emergency and community responders to protect the citizens and visitors of New Hampshire.

The Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services is one of seven divisions within the Department of Safety working together to make New Hampshire the safest state in the nation. We are made up of full and part-time employees, including many instructors, who strive every day to fulfill our mission and commitment to excellence.  Our goal is to achieve this with professionalism, integrity and respect. High quality training is the foundation of prepared emergency responders who are integral to the quality of life in our state.  Our team is a highly motivated and dedicated group that work to meet the needs of New Hampshire’s Fire and EMS community in a responsive, proactive way, through collaborative partnerships with our stakeholders.

As Director, I am responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Division and the operations of the Fire Academy, including establishing training programs and offering instruction in firefighting, fire prevention and investigation, hazardous materials, technical rescue and the administration and management of fire departments and emergency medical units.  The Division is also responsible for managing the training, testing and licensing of EMS providers, units, instructors and vehicles, along with many other duties.  These responsibilities are functionally divided into three sections including the Bureau of Fire Training, the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and the Bureau of Certification and Support.  We are funded through revenue generated from the sale of motor vehicle records and grants awarded to our Division.

We encourage you to sign up for our FST-EMS list serve in order to stay up to date on general information, announcements and events throughout our State. Please feel free to contact us anytime by calling 603-223-4200 or by email at

Justin Cutting

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NOTE: For information regarding Fire and EMS Training throughout the state, visit:

Course Catalog (Fire & Specialty program listing)

Current EMS Courses

Current EMS Exams

Online Training Resources (Resource Center & Online Learning Academy)

Important Information regarding EMI, NFA and CDP Classes - PLEASE READ! Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

ATTENTION! EMS update: As of January 1, 2017, all new and lapsed/reapplying EMS Provider License applicants must complete a Criminal Background Check. Click the Star of Life icon.

News and Events

More News from the Division of Fire Safety

February 2021
has been scheduled for 2021. Please apply via the application packet on the following page:

  May 5, 2020
Joint Informational Bulletin – PFAS/Class B Firefighting Foam Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
  April 9, 2020
Emergency Responders Unprotected Exposure Guidance Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
  March 18, 2020
Emergency Protocol COVID-19 and Notice from Director Pendergast and Bureau Chief Romanello Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
  March 12, 2020
For up-to-date information on the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), please visit this DHHS website: or click the link above.
  September 18, 2015
Important Information regarding EMI, NFA and CDP Classes Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol


Of Interest

New Hampshire Fire Chiefs List Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Division of Fire Standards & Emergency Medical Services 2020 to 2025 Strategic Plan
2017 Annual Report: NH Division of FST&EMSAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
May 10, 2019
Advisory Notice: New Cancer Law
2016 Annual Report: NH TEMSISAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Current Homeland Security Training, Policy and Documents
Homeland Security Grant Training Reimbursement Packet Adobe Acrobat Reader SymbolUpdated 4/13/2021
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. Only programs that are advertised are eligible for Overtime/Backfill.
Overtime/Backfill Reimbursement Checklist for Training and ExercisesAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
FST Commission Administrative Rules: Adopted on June 28, 2017
Fire Chapters 100 and 200 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Fire Chapters 300 - 900 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Form A: updated June, 2017
Form B: updated June, 2017
General Admission Application Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Medical Release Form Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
How to Hire a Full Time Firefighter! Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
EMS Best Practices
Entrance Test Information
Course Price List for FY22 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol (effective July 1, 2021)
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