CSFA Education & Training Committee
Committee Overview &
Chair Person: Paul H. Stein
To serve CSFA, its directors, committees, individual members, participating
associations and others, as directed, regarding matters pertaining to fire
service education, training, and professional development. To submit written
and/or oral committee reports when needed.
Goals of the Education Committee
To strengthen the Education & Training Committee as a viable resource
for CSFA membership.
To promote the concept of professional development and recognition for
To research and monitor education and training programs regionally,
statewide, and at a national level, which are relevant to California
firefighters in terms of firefighter professional development, fire protection,
and the California fire service.
To share and promote educational and training opportunities for entry-level
firefighters who are preparing for entry into the California fire service as
well as training opportunities that will assist in the professional development
To build educational and training partnerships in line with the Fire and
Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) and Training Resources and Data
Exchange (TRADE) related programs as well as with California State Fire
To build and promote CSFA's partnership with 2-3 regionally accredited and
respected Colleges and/or Universities.
History & Rational:
To preserve the integrity of the fire service, it must achieve recognition as
a profession. Too often manipulative training aspects of fire suppression have
overshadowed the need for a recognized professional education program for the
expanding field of fire protection.
Fire Services Education, Training and Professional
The Education & Training Committee will work to establish collaborative
partnerships with Educational and Training related organizations in order to
expand and enhance professional development opportunities for CSFA members and
the California fire service including, but not limited to: the Fire Service
Training Institute (FSTI), California Community Colleges, California Public and
Private Colleges/Universities, the California Fire Technology Directors
Association (CFTDA), the California Fire Chiefs' Training Officers Association,
California State Fire Training, and the National Fire Academy.
Download the annual committee report