Please see the attachments for information regarding San Diego Miramar College’s Company Officer 2B and 2C courses.

The amendments to the CFTDA By Law’s presented at the September Zoom meeting were approved unanimously at our Oct 30 Zoom. A copy of the new By-Law’s can be found in the “About Us” section of the website. Thanks to Gail Warner and Randy Collins for making the changes and shepherding them through the adoption process.

2021 Membership dues are due January 1, 2021. If your institution pays your dues, please submit your purchase order requests early to get the process started. If paying by Zelle, please use the attached instructions.

For assistance, please contact Scott Jaeggi at:

562-941-4082 ext. 33

[email protected]

Click the link below to view the video:

Inside California Education | Sparking New Opportunities: Becoming Firefighters in Tahoe | Season 3 | Episode 10 | PBS



Following our September Zoom Meeting, a subcommittee comprised of Randy Collins, Pete Cacossa, Jeff Baumunk and Tommy Tunson met to develop a design for a Challenge Coin to be presented to the membership for approval. To that end, a design has been selected and a proof enclosed. While not shown on the proof, the organization’s mission statement (Dedicated to Promoting High Quality Fire Technology Education and Training) will be engraved on the edges of the coin.



Notes from the October 9 2020 STEAC meeting have been posted for your review. Those items of particular interest to the membership have been highlighted in yellow and include:

  • Addition of Jones and Bartlett’s Wildland Firefighter Principles and Practices as an approved textbook to the FFIC Course Plan (along with the previously approved Bill Ties’ IFSTA text.
  • Waiving the AS Degree requirement for the Chief Officer Cert. for 2 years providing candidates meet one of the 4 options identified in the SFT report. This was the meetings most controversial topic with it originally proposed for 4 years with the TO’s & CFTDA advocating reducing to 2 years. After a spirited discussion, it narrowly passed with the two year provision.
  • A confirmation from Chief Henning that the new fee schedule will go into effect Jan 1, 2021
  • A presentation from Dr. Tunson on the Transformational Organizational Model, Bridging the Racial Divide  that he presented to us at our last Zoom meeting. The item has been agendized for the Jan STEAC meeting.


If you have specific questions regarding the meeting, feel free to contact Randy Collins at [email protected]

Hi everyone! We greatly appreciate your time, energy, and effort in completing the following questions. The intent of this survey is to better understand best practices in selection criteria and processes for Firefighter Academy applications within the California Community College system. Your responses will help us drive industry forward as we implement impactful, positive changes within our own system. Click here for the Survey Link


To All CFTDA members;


Porterville College desires to deliver SFT Confined Space Awareness and Firefighter Safety and Survival in a hybrid format and is looking for anyone who has anyone created and submitted the required Course Outlines for either and had them approved by State Fire Training? If you have done so and are willing to share, please respond to Mario Garcia at:

[email protected]

Thank you