Hello everyone,

Blasting out the February 2nd/3rd CFTDA Meeting @ Lake Tahoe CC Hotel Information:

Group code: CAFIRETECH is set and ready to use.  Book online at www.hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com by placing the group code in the Special Codes & Rates Section.  See CA FIRE TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION next to the room types you have booked.  You can also call 1-844-588-ROCK (7625) to make their reservations.  Guests will see a Resort Fee of $25 when they are booking.  This will be adjusted to your contracted rate of $18 when they check-in.

Below is a link that you can send your guests to assist them in booking.  If they would like to request pre and postdates please have them call 844-588-7625 as they will not be able to do this online.



VP Matthew Jewett

Good afternoon CFTDA,

Fresno City College needs help. The folks above me have deemed it necessary to send our Class V burn box to DSA. Has anyone else done this? I have heard numerous times that this should not happen because it is a prop and not a structure. If you have any insight please let me know.

Thank you to the folks at Allan Hancock for your info.

Very Respectfully,

Peter Cacossa

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Hello everyone, It is with a heavy heart, sorrow and deepest sympathy that I am sharing that Fred Ramsey from Santa Ana College passed this last Friday July 16th, 2022. Below is an update on Fred Ramsey’s funeral service:

Sunday, July 31st at 11am
Pacific View Memorial Park
3500 Pacific View Drive
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

Please keep Fred’s family and friends in your thoughts.

-Matthew Jewett

Full Time Tenure Track Instructor, Fire Service Technology @ Las Positas College (Fire Academy Focus)

This tenure track position will have a focus on the Fire Fighter I/II Academy at Las Positas College in Livermore CA.

Job Title Instructor, Fire Service Technology
Position Type Faculty
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Position Code 3FSS23
FTE 1.0
Pay Rate (or Annual Salary) $62,996 – $96,885/annual
FLSA Exempt
Job Location Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore, CA 94551
Department Public Safety, Advanced Manufacturing, Transportation, Health and Kinesiology
Job Summary
Las Positas College provides an inclusive, learning-centered, equity-focused environment that offers educational opportunities and support for completion of students’ transfer, degree, and career-technical goals while promoting lifelong learning. At Las Positas College we know that equity will be achieved by changing the impacts of structural racism, ableism, homophobia, and systematic poverty on student success and access to higher education, achieved through continuous evaluation and improvement of all services. We believe in a high-quality education focused on learning and an inclusive, culturally-relevant environment that meets the diverse needs of all our students and staff. ​
Equity is parity in student educational outcomes; it places belonging for students of color and disproportionately impacted students at center focus. Our prized and emerging equity efforts include Puente, Umoja, ConnectUp, Brother 2 Brother, Sister 2 Sister, Black Student Union, Presidential Task Force on Systemic and Institutionalized Racism, the Presidential Speaker Series, Black Education Association, UndocuAlly Taskforce, curriculum reviews and a linguistic justice curriculum.
Located in Livermore, Las Positas College is becoming an institution that reflects the diversity in California. We are a learning-centered institution focused on excellence and student success, and are fully committed to supporting all Tri-Valley residents in their quest for education and advancement.
Joining Our College Community
We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community. We look for applicants who:
    1. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference
    2. Demonstrate cultural humility and an ongoing desire to improve cultural competence
    3. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice
    4. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students
    5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals
    6. Actively seek to identify, disrupt, and remove institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities
    7. Empower the underrepresented and underserved
    8. Foster students’ potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders
    9. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination


The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking an Instructor, Fire Service Technology position for Las Positas College in Livermore, California.

This position reports directly to the Division Dean.

Representative Duties
1. Ability to effectively and enthusiastically teach Fire Service Technology courses, including, but not limited to: State Fire Marshall accredited courses leading to State and National Certification, the Basic Firefighter Academy and Wildland Firefighting, Fire Protection Organization, Fire Service Operations, Firefighter Safety and Survival, Fire Behavior and Combustion, Fire Prevention Technology, Fire Equipment and Systems, Fundamentals of Building Construction and Fire Protection, Hazardous Material, Fire Command Services, Fire Prevention, Fire Investigations, Fire Instructor.

2. Ability to design and implement innovative teaching methodologies in the above mentioned curriculum.

3. Demonstrated knowledge of current state and national curriculum and accreditation standards for course and program development and instruction.

4. Demonstrated knowledge of methods of instruction, testing, and assessment of students.

5. Participate in campus professional activities, which include, but are not limited to: committee membership, curriculum development, staff meetings, and community outreach.

6. Ability to contribute to the total operation of the instructional program including fulfilling Department, Division, and College responsibilities as well as within the community and the District.

7. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.

8. Ability to adapt instructional techniques to accommodate varied learning styles, and utilize a variety of teaching modalities including distance and hybrid learning.

9. Ability to seek and support professional growth and demonstrate career objectives consistent with the mission of Las Positas College.

10. Availability to teach morning, afternoon, evening, weekend, distance learning, and/or off-campus classes when scheduled as part of the regular teaching assignment, to teach outdoors and in sometimes inclement conditions, as well as the ability to effectively demonstrate operational firefighting techniques.

11. Ability to seek and support professional growth and demonstrate career objectives consistent with the mission of Las Positas College.

12. Evidence of a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and learning disabilities.

Minimum Education and Experience
Any bachelor’s degree or higher and two years of professional experience, OR any associate degree and six years of professional experience OR equivalent.

You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

*Degrees in Progress: To be conferred on or before July 1, 2022 will be considered, provided that the applicant also submits (1) an up-to-date transcript, (2) a photocopy of the degree requirement from the school catalog, and (3) proof of current course(s) and enrollment. Please provide your explanation and background material by using the optional document upload called “Other Document”. If you are unable to upload the above, please upload a document in its place and state you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

Applicants applying under the “Equivalent provision” must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above. Please provide your explanation by using the optional document upload called “Equivalency Statement”.

Minimum Qualifications
Evidence of a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and learning disabilities.
Desirable Qualifications
1. Teaching experience in Fire Service Technology a the college level.

2. Certificates, or the equivalent certificates for: Fire Instructor 1A, 1B and 1C Training Instructor, Regional Instructor Orientation, Ethical Leadership in the Classroom.

3. Experience as a training program coordinator and/or supervisor or manager in the Fire Service.

4. Demonstrated experience teaching the most current Firefighter I Curriculum at an Accredited Regional Training Program (ARTP) or Accredited Local Academy (ALA).

Job Work Schedule
This position is full-time, tenure track, beginning Fall 2022. Employment will begin on or about August 15, 2022.
Physical Demands and Working Environment
Posting Detail Information 

Posting Number F123P
Open Date 05/16/2022
Close Date 06/03/2022
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants
The Board of Trustees has implemented a vaccine mandate for all employees. Accordingly, finalist(s) must comply with the vaccine mandate prior to being forwarded to the Board of Trustees for approval. See vaccine mandate information at http://districtazure.clpccd.org/policies/files/docs/BP7330.pdf.
Notification to Applicants
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.
Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement
The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.
EEO Statement
It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color, national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its own statements of philosophy of objectives. The District encourages the filing of applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts/Credentials/Licenses
  4. Personal Qualifications Statement

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document
  2. Equivalency Statement

Good morning,


Below are two links for positions open at Contra Costa College.

Please share with anyone that may be interested. Also would it be possible to add to the CEMSEA and/or CFTDA websites?

Paramedic Faculty/Director

EMT Adjunct Faculty/Director


Thank you,



Holly Bow

Public Safety RJV

951 533-9050

Please click on the link below for the meeting agenda. For those that cannot make it we will have zoom up that can attend online.

Mar 31st 2022 Meeting

Peter Cacossa is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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As you may know as part of my STEAC membership, I volunteered to be on the Blueprint 2030 FESHE focus group. This is the ad-hoc committee that is evaluating bachelor’s and master’s degrees for the fire service.

I have been tasked with finding out from CFTDA a rough number of total students from our programs that are planning on transfer to a 4-year institution. The committee is interested in fire technology students, but not limited to those seeking a fire / public administration degree.

I am hoping that you might put this request out to the CFTDA mailing list, or post it to our website, or both. They are looking to have this information by April 1.

Thanks for any help you can provide!


Richard C. Beckman, BS, CFO, FI3

Fire Academy Coordinator

Rio Hondo College


Had a request from CPT Turner to send this out to the group. Based on the questions in the quiz it is what is in the curriculum for FF1. However, I still wanted to send it to the group for you to respond.

Good Afternoon Sir,

I am currently working on a proposal for creating a SFT forcible entry class.  I am looking to send out a brief survey to get data to see if there is an interest on developing this Statewide.  I received your email from Chris Fowler from SFT and was advised you may be able to send it out your ARTP group for their input.  Would you be able to send out this link to a google form that gathers information regarding this concept?  It should only take a few minutes of the respondents time.


Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Nic  Turner

Training Captain/ Tower Coordinator

Training Division
San Bernardino County Fire Protection District
Cell: 909-762-5357
2824 ‘W’ Street, Bldg. 302,
San Bernardino, CA 92415

I just wanted to get the word out there that we all lost a Great Man!  Mike Wilson passed away this weekend.  Mike had finished his EMS teaching career with Shasta College, was planning on finishing the build-out of the new Fire Training Facility at College of the Siskiyou’s, and was looking forward to retiring in Florida where he had recently moved his wife and family.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

He will be missed by all!


Donavan Lacy

Director of Fire Technology/EMS

Shasta College

(530) 242-2207

[email protected]