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Welcome!

deborah pendergast, director

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

We strive daily to fulfill this mission with professionalism, integrity, and respect.

As Director, my duty is to oversee the three bureaus that make up the Division - the Bureau of Fire Training, the Bureau of EMS, and the Bureau of Certification and Support, as outlined in state law RSA 21-P:12-a and RSA 21-P:12-b respectively. The Division does not use any money from the state's General Fund, nor does it use citizen tax dollars. Instead, it is funded through a fee charged to insurance companies for motor vehicle records. We also rely on grants being awarded to our Division in order to keep our two facilities in working order.

Our Concord campus, the Richard M. Flynn Fire Academy, includes an administration/classroom building, 80-bed dormitory, 4-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. It also serves as the Northeast regional training facility for aircraft rescue and firefighting personnel. In August 2014, our Raymond S. Burton Fire & EMS Training Facility opened in Bethlehem to facilitate training in the northern part of NH. The new facility has a burn building with an accompanying water supply cistern, a 50-seat classroom, field office, and an equipment and decontamination bay.

From ensuring accessible, high quality, and cutting edge training to more than 10,000 municipal, volunteer, and on-call fire and EMS responders statewide as well as licensing EMS providers, ambulance services, and instructors, there is a lot going on! All of us here at the Division are excited about the future of Fire and EMS training and certification in NH.

I hope you will find the information on this website helpful. We also encourage you to sign up to be on our FST-EMS list serve in order to receive alerts and information about Fire and EMS training and events throughout the State of New Hampshire. General questions can also be emailed to fstems@dos.nh.gov.

Yours in service,

Director Deborah A. Pendergast

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

Course Catalog (Fire, EMS, Exams & Specialty program listing)

Online Training Resources (NHoodle)

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

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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.
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News and Events

More News from the Division of Fire Safety
  August 13, 2019
The Fire Standards and Training Commission will be holding a curriculum sub-committee meeting on August 19, 2019 at 2:00 in Classroom 1.
 
  May 8, 2019
NH Fire & Emergency Medical Services Committee of Merit 29th Annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony: 6:30PM on Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH. Nominations being accepted until July 1, 2019.
 
  June 7, 2019
Fire Standards and Training Commission Meeting: 9:30AM on Thursday, September 5, 2019; Dormitory Building, classrooms 5 & 6
FST Rules Sub-Committee: approximately 11:00AM or at the conclusion of the regular commission meeting on September 5, 2019.
 
  January 14, 2019
CPAT Testing is OPEN for Registration!
 
  December 7, 2018
NH Patient Care Protocols, Version 7.1 is now available
 
  December 7, 2018
2018 State of NH NHTSA Reassessment Report
- Link goes to BEMS Documents & Forms Page.
 
  August 22, 2017
Department of Environmental Services on Class B Firefighter Foam and potential PFCs Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
 
  September 18, 2015
Important Information regarding EMI, NFA and CDP Classes Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
 

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Of Interest

 
 
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 12/14/2018
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 200Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Fire Chapters 300 - 900Adobe 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
A Guide for New Fire Chiefs in New HampshireAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
How to Hire a Full Time Firefighter!Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
EMS Best Practices
Entrance Test Information
 
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