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Director Cutting ImageOUR VISION:
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 Firefighter 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

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News and Events


The Division of Fire Standards and Training & Emergency Medical Service is opening the sixty (60) day public comment period on the proposed State of New Hampshire Patient Care Protocols Version 8.2, specifically the Operational K9 Prerequisite Protocol. Comments can be submitted to until 19 December 2023. Additionally, the Division will be holding a public hearing at the below location on the specified date and time.

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 09:00 a.m.
  • Place: Fire Standards and Training & Emergency Medical Services Classroom 1, 98 Smokey Bear Blvd Concord, NH 03305
  • Link to documents: NH Operational K9 Protocols

  October 12, 2023

The Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services is excited to announce the launch of the “On My Time” Firefighter I and II Training program. This program allows students and departments to work with a State Fire Instructor to complete Firefighter I and II training modules on their time and pace. The attached document outlines the program and we will be holding a couple online information sessions where the program will be explained and you may ask questions.

These informational sessions will be held:
Monday, October 23, 2023 @ 1:00pm Click here to join
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 @ 6:00pm Click here to join

If you have questions in the meantime please reach out to your Field Captain.

  September 13, 2023

The Division of Fire Standards and Training & EMS strives to provide the best training and educational opportunities to fire service and EMS providers in New Hampshire. We are excited to announce our new online classroom, which can be reached at

The new online learning classroom will replace our older classroom, which is located at With the launch of the new site, students can continue to access all our existing online training programs, as well as an expanded catalog of trainings which include individual Firefighter I and II modules. Additionally, the new classroom works in conjunction with RespondNH, the Division of Fire Standards and Training & EMS's central portal for managing all provider and service demographic profiles, licenses, certifications, and training records.

Student will not be able to initiate any new training on the old online learning academy, which will be completely retired as of October 18th, 2023. If students are currently enrolled in a course, they will continue to have access at but must complete it by October 9th, 2023, to avoid losing progress. Any partially completed coursework will be lost. Any incomplete courses will need to be restarted from the beginning in the new site.

To learn the specifics of how to access and use the online classroom go to

For any questions please contact


September 8, 2023
The Fire Standards and Training Commission has approved the written comment period to open through September 8, 2023 to November 11, 2023 for public comment on the proposed changes to the Fire Investigator curriculum.  Public comment can be submitted at: Public hearings will be held at the Bedford Fire Department, 55 Constitution Drive, Bedford NH on October 18, 2023 at 3:00 and 5:00


Upcoming Boards and Commission meetings

  Fire Standards and Training Commission (FSTC)
NH Fire Academy, Classroom 5 & 6
  Medical Control Board (MCB)
NH Fire Academy, Classroom 5 & 6
  Trauma and Emergency Service Coordinating Board (CB)
NH Fire Academy, Classroom 5 & 6
  Trauma (TMRC)
NH Fire Academy, Classroom 2
  Protected Health Information; Privacy Committee
NH Fire Academy, Drylab Classroom
  Sub-Committee Meetings        
  Public Hearings        
  Fire Investigator NFPA 1033
3:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Bedford Fire Department, 55 Constitution Drive Bedford, NH


All meeting materials can be found at:

Board & Committee Documentation – New Hampshire Fire Academy & EMS (



Of Interest

2022 Recruitment and Retention Report Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Field Captain's district mapAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
New Hampshire Fire Chief's List Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
EMS Unit ListAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
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
Course Price List for FY23 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol (effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023)
Course Price List for FY24 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol (effective July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024)

Prerequisites for training and certification programs (6/9/2022)Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Fire Standards and Training Cancer curriculum requirements for best practices for the use and cleaning of equipmentAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
2022 Annual Fire Department Roster Submission. Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Current Recruitment and Retention Newsletter Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Overtime/Backfill Policy and Documents
Overtime/Backfill Reimbursement Checklist for Training and ExercisesAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Homeland Security Grant Training Reimbursement Packet Adobe Acrobat Reader SymbolUpdated 10/2023
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.
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