OSFM Centennial Celebration Invitation

As a key stakeholder of the CAL FIRE – Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), it is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us for the OSFM’s Centennial Celebration on May 23, 2023. This momentous occasion marks a century of dedication, service, and sacrifice by the hardworking employees who have served in Office over the past 100 years.

The celebration will take place at The Clubhouse at Cal Expo (1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento) starting at 1 pm. The event will feature speeches, presentations, refreshments, and other activities. It will be a wonderful opportunity to honor the rich history of the Office of the State Fire Marshal and pay tribute to the fire marshal staff who have served with distinction over the years.

We hope that you will join us for this special event. We believe that your presence will help to make the occasion even more memorable and meaningful.

Please RSVP at https://bit.ly/OSFM_Centennial_Registration so that we can ensure that we have adequate seating and refreshments for all our guests.

We look forward to your presence at the OSFM Centennial Celebration



Daniel Berlant

Acting State Fire Marshal /
Deputy Director – Community Wildfire

Preparedness & Mitigation

715 P St., Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 223-3576 Cell


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Matthew Jewett, SMFD Engineer (Retired)Fire Academy Director, Instructor[email protected] | (530) 718-4853Miramar College Fire Fighter Academy Program

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Good evening CFTDA,


As per the request of the Wildland Steering Committee we ask that you please fill out the survey at the attached link. Thank you! This applies to a Wildland specific Academy not FF1C as part of your Basic Academies. 


Very Respectfully,

Peter Cacossa

Greetings everyone,

We are working on a letter writing campaign to support SB 577 (Hurtado) (see attachment for proposed bill) which would allow the State Fire Marshal to accept additional funding sources for the California Fire Service Training and Education Program. The bill would make the same change relative to the California Fire and Arson Training Act. Permitting the State Fire Marshall to receive additional funding sources for training programs will help to mitigate rising fees for those seeking fire training certification.

California State Fire Training (SFT) provides curriculum and certification to current fire department firefighters, and individuals seeking a career in the fire service. Over the years the fire service has become more professional and certifications are now required for every position in the fire service. To generate enough revenue, fees needed to be raised by over 200% and in some cases as high as 400%. This has resulted in courses and certification becoming unaffordable to volunteer firefighters and for individuals seeking entry level positions. SB 577 allows the State Fire Marshal to accept additional funding sources for the California Fire Service Training and Education Program.

We would like to see if your institution would be willing to draft a letter () in support of the SB 577. If so, please send Please send a copy to Harrison Pardini at Ha[email protected] and Submit online via Advocate Portal https://calegislation.lc.ca.gov/Advocates/. Thank you for your time, help and consideration.

Matthew Jewett

CFTDA Vice President

[email protected]

SB 577 Letter of Support.docx
SB 577 Letter of Support CFD.pdf
SB 577 State Fire Training Accessibility Act (Hurtado) Fact Sheet.pdf

September 28th & 29th, 2023 Cal Fire Technology Directors Association Meeting San Diego (Coronado Island) hotel reservation details below:

  • Start Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 
  • End Date: Friday, September 29, 2023 
  • Last Day to Book: Wednesday, September 6, 2023 
  • Hotel offering your special group rate: 
    • Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa for 199 USD per night 

Link: Book your group rate for Cal Fire Technology Directors Association Meeting 

-Matthew Jewett, CFTDA Vice President

Matthew Jewett, SMFD Engineer (Retired)Fire Academy Director, Instructor[email protected] | (530) 718-4853Miramar College Fire Fighter Academy Program

Academy Video Click Here

Happy Monday everyone,

In an effort to make things smoother I have consolidated the information for the February 2nd meeting into this one post:

  1. If you are attending please complete the CFTDA Lake Tahoe Community College Meeting RSVP Details February 2nd 2023
  2. There will be a social gathering on February 1st at 1800 hours at McPs Tap House (4125 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe 96150)
  3. CFTDA dinner on February 2nd at 1830 hours after our CFTDA meeting concludes (Stateline Brewery and Restaurant 4118 Lake Tahoe Blvd South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150)
  4. Agenda:
    1. February-2nd-2023-Meeting-Agenda.docx
  5. Lake Tahoe Campus Map / Meeting Location for the 2nd:
    1. campusmap.pdf
    2. Room: U112/U113
  6. If you are zooming in, the link is:
    1. https://scccd.zoom.us/j/88628562987?pwd=emZqQk5LbzlRZ3NXTzRxQ3lvZENqZz09
  7. In case you still need a room: 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.


    Looking forward to seeing you all there.


V/P Matthew Jewett

Good afternoon CFTDA!

Attached is the zoom link for FEB 2nd only.

Peter Cacossa is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: 2 FEB 2023 CFTDA Meeting ZOOM
Time: Feb 2, 2023 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Good morning CFTDA,

I wanted to pass this along to any of you that are interested in this webinar.

Gear Wash is offering a free webinar for anyone interested in learning about California’s NFPA 1851 laws and the why behind properly maintaining your gear. We will share research and insight relating to NFPA 1851, discuss California’s laws and regulations, and educate you on how to execute a compliant program in your department.