CSFA is actively working with SAFER grant funding to enhance the recruiting and retention efforts for the California fire service. In Fall 2018 CSFA was awarded their 4th statewide SAFER grant. This 4-year grant award will provide live fire training courses to volunteer firefighters throughout California. There is no cost for these courses. Departments will need to enroll their volunteers and get them to and from the event. Sixteen (four per year) 2-day live fire training courses geared towards the specifications for Fire Control 3 certification will take place across California. Burn buildings and trailers will be rented and facilitated by experienced instructors in locations that will provide convenience for participation. Download the flyer here!
At most locations we contract with the Kelseyville Fire Protection district to utilize their live burn trailer. To learn more about what to expect with this trailer visit the Kelseyville website here.
Please contact Chris Barron with any questions regarding Live Fire Training.
2021 Live Fire Training Schedule
Sign up for Live Fire Training Here
Download the Flyer Here
Firefighter Health Physical & PPE
- Each firefighter enrolled in a volunteer fire department after November 2018 is eligible to receive $450 toward a NFPA 1582 firefighter physical
- Each firefighter enrolled in a volunteer fire department after November 2018 is eligible to receive $2500 toward bunker gear set for free as long as he/she has passed the firefighter physical
- To apply for your department’s physical and PPE program reimbursement, click here.
Your go-to website for becoming a Volunteer in California.
A perpetual online survey to continually gauge the pulse of California’s Volunteer
Fire Service. The CSFA Committee for Volunteers is responsible for updating and
collecting this survey data.
CSFEWBC has partnered with Provident Insurance to provide California volunteers
with the best Accident & Health plans in the state. Provident offers a 10% discount
on rates to all CSFA members. They have been insuring firefighters and their families
since 1928. A variety of plan designs are available to volunteer departments.