CFPC: News
News
Press Releases
 Certification Receives IFSAC Accreditation
 
 FEMA Announces Second Grant Awards
 
 FEMA Announces Eight Round Awards
  FEMA has announced FIRE Act Grant recipients in the eight round of awards
 
 National Guard Special Response Team
  Connecticut is getting a special response team to deal with state emergencies or acts of terrorism
 
 FEMA Announces Ninth Round Grant Awards
  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) are pleased to announce the ninth round of 2002 Assistance to Firefighter Grant Awards for 390 fire departments
 
 FEMA Announces Tenth Round Grant Awards
  FEMA and the USFA announce grant awards for 445 fire departments
 
 2003 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
  FEMA and USFA Announce WebPosting of 2003 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
 
 Chief Wayne Sandford appointed Deputy Commissioner of Homeland Security
  “Wayne Sandford’s long experience in emergency management nicely complements Skip Thomas’ background in law enforcement and gives Connecticut a strong team to guide this critical new Department,” Governor Rell said. “I know they share my conviction that public safety is one of state government’s most important missions, and that Connecticut, with its unique ‘gateway’ location in the Northeast, has a key role to play in the region’s security.”
 
 2005 Assistance to Firefighter Grant Progam Guidance Released
  The Department of Homeland Security released the 2005 Program Guidance for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program today.
 
 Governor Rell: Federal Grants Available For Local Firefighter Training, Euipment
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that $390 million in federal grants is now available for local fire departments and paramedics to help pay for training and new equipment and vehicles.
 
 Governor Rell Announces Electric Vehicle Rescue Training For First Responders
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that state and local emergency officials will take part in a special training next week in New York City on handling emergencies involving electric vehicles (EVs).
 
 Connecticut Fire Academy Recruit Firefighter Class # 46 Graduation Ceremony
  The Commission on Fire Prevention and Control announces the graduation of Connecticut Fire Academy Recruit Class # 46. The graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, December 17, 2010 at Manchester Community College beginning at 1:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Chief Ronald J. Samul, New London Fire Department.
 
 New Free 'Neural-Based Learning for Fire Fighters' Program Available
  The Firefighters Support Foundation (FSF) has released Neural-Based Learning for Fire Fighters
 
 Change your Clocks - Change your Batteries
  This Sunday, March 12 we will set our clocks forward to observe Daylight Savings time. This is a great time to change the batteries in all of your home’s detectors, both Smoke alarms as well as Carbon Monoxide detectors.
 
 CT Fire Academy 2017 Rescue Week & Beyond
  2017 Rescue Week & Beyond
 

Announcements
 Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services Recruitment
 
 Public Fire and Life Safety Education Award
 
 Career Opportunity - National Fire Academy
  The National Fire Academy has posted a vacancy announcement for the position of Field Training Specialist
 
 Connecticut Fire Academy Hosts FEMA Regional Director
  FEMA Regional Director Daniel Craig spent a day recently learning how today's firefighters are trained from qualifed instructors.
 
 USFA To Send Grant Turndowns
  The United States Fire Administration will begin sending electronic notifications to some Assistance to Firefighter Grant applicants.
 
 Hand Held Assay for Anthrax Detection
 
 Looking for Community Heroes
  The Northeast Utilities Foundation, Inc. and the American Red Cross are looking for Community Heroes
 
 CFCA 100th Anniversary Special Presentation
 
 Space Shuttle to Test Suppression System
  The Space Shuttle is scheduled to launch in November and will carry the Water Mist Fire Suppression Experiment (MIST
 
 President Kills Extra $150M for FIRE Grants
  President Bush announced at an economic forum on August 13 that he will block $5.1 billion that Congress had approved for homeland security, including $150 million for this year's FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
 
 Pressure Relief Valve Recall
 
 FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program
  FEMA gives notice of the availability of funds for FY 2002 under the Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety Program
 
 9-11 Remembrance Commemoration at CFA
 
 Instructor of the Year
  The Connecticut Fire Department Instructor's Association announces the 2002 "Instructor of the Year"
 
 CPAT Examination Cancellation
  October 31 CPAT Examination Cancelled
 
 2003 Harvard Fire Executive Fellowship Program
  Application procedures have been announced for the 2003 Havard Fire Executive Fellowship Program
 
 West Hartford Line of Duty Death
  The West Hartford Fire Department regrets to announce the Line of Duty Death of FF Patrick Brooks.
 
 Connecticut Fire Academy Voice Mail Failure
  The Connecticut Fire Academy's Voice Mail System has failed and may have lost messages.
 
 Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification
  Commission to host Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification Testing
 
 Andrew J. Flanagan Memorial Scholarship
  Flanagan Scholarship Application available
 
 Fire Service Training Weekend Postponed
 
 USFA Administrator to discuss emergency preparadness
  R.David Paulson to appear on the History Channel
 
 2003 Fire and Life Safety Conference
  Conference Flyer available for download
 
 USFA Partners with Forest Products Association
  The United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) (http://www.afandpa.org/) announce a joint partnership
 
 Emergency Response Commission Annual Conference
  Conference FULL. Applications no longer being accepted.
 
 Passing of Ron Keane
  The State Fire Administrator regrets to announce the passing of Ron Keane.
 
 Critical Need for Wildland FF Indentified
  "Red Card" Wildland Firefighters Sought
 
 Memorial Ceremony (2003)
  Ceremony to unveil the honor roll of those Connecticut firefighters that died in the line-of-duty.
 
 Passing of Chief Ken Jeffery
  Long time Fire Chief and Connecticut Fire Academy Instructor Ken Jeffery passed away on December 31.
 
 Hollywood Comes to Windsor Locks
  During the week of June 7th the training grounds of the Connecticut Fire Academy were transformed into a movie set for Dr. Lee’s new television show “Trace Evidence…The Case Files of Dr. Henry Lee”.
 
 Hartford Circus Fire and Memorial Dedication Set
  The Hartford Circus Fire Memorial Foundation will commemorate the Sixtieth (60th) anniversary of the tragic Hartford Circus Fire in a groundbreaking ceremony for a memorial to the victims and survivors of the Hartford Circus Fire on Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at 2:00 p.m.
 
 Recruit Firefighter Class 31
  On December 20, 2004, Recruit Class 31 graduated from the Connecticut Fire Academy.
 
 Recommended Railroad Operating Practices for Transportation of Hazardous Materials
  Specific Practices and Procedures Outlined
 
 2005 CFDIA Instructor of the Year
  Russ Emons awarded the 2005 Instructor of the Year by the Connecticut Fire Department Instructors Association.
 
 Commission on Fire Prevention and Control receives donation of Honda alternatively fueled vehicle
  At their January 31, 2006 meeting, the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control received the donation of a 2001 Honda Civic GX fueled by compressed natural gas.
 
 Governor to Include Regional Fire School Funding to March Bond Commission Agenda
  The Commission on Fire Prevention and Control received confirmation today from the Office of Governor M. Jodi Rell that the Governor will include funds totaling $367,912 on the March 31, 2006 Bond Commission Agenda.
 
 Frequently Asked Questions
  Commission on Fire Prevention and Control posts FAQ's
 
 Wireless Internet Access Now Available at the Connecticut Fire Academy
  The Commission on Fire Prevention and Control is pleased to announce that Wireless Internet Access is now available at the Connecticut Fire Academy.
 
 Chief Crombie Honored
  The Commission on Fire Prevention and Control proudly honors a past Chairman
 
 State Bond Commission Authorizes $1.7 Million for Regional Fire Schools
  At the July 13, 2010 meeting of the State Bond Commission $1.7 million was authorized for the purchase of land for both the Eastern Connecticut Fire School in Willimantic and the Valley Fire Chiefs Regional Fire School to be relocated to Beacon Falls. In addition funding will help the state prepare for issuing Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) to design both the Fairfield and Burrville Regional Fire School facilities.
 
 Zika
  Zika Virus Information Bulletin
 
 Special CPAT Sessions
  Connecticut Fire Academy is offering two special sessions of CPAT this Summer
 
 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Workshops
  The application period for the 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) is slated to open sometime in September.
 
 Rescue Week and Beyond
  The Connecticut Fire Academy is pleased to announce the pilot delivery of Rescue Week and Beyond – expanding the traditional Rescue Week to encompass the weeks between October 1st and October 28th
 
 Special CPAT Session
  Special CPAT Session
 
 Hydrogen Safety Training for First Responders
  Hydrogen Safety Training for First Responders
 
 2016 Fire Service College Fair – Saturday October 22, 2016
  The 2016 Fire Service College Fair will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Connecticut Fire Academy from 9:30am to 3 pm. Come learn about college, training and career options in the Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management and Public Safety Communications Career Paths!
 
 2016 SERC Conference
  State Of Connecticut Emergency Response Commission
 
 2016 Seminar Series - Responding to and Preventing Acts of Violence
  Responding to and Preventing Acts of Violence
 
 Connecticut Fire Officer Weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland
  Applications are due to the CT Fire Academy on January 27, 2017. Please prioritize your course choices as noted on the application.
 
 2017 Seminar Series
 
 Public Fire & Life Safety Education Conference – August 24, 2017 - CFA
  Some highlights include Meri K Appy from the Vision 20 / 20 project talking about effective safety messages, a side-by-side sprinkler demonstration from the CT Fire Sprinkler Coalition, an overview of the American Red Cross’s Smoke Detector and Home Safety Inspection program and many more.
 
 All Hands Training Conference
  The Connecticut Fire Academy is pleased to present the All Hands Training Conference September 29-October 1.
 
 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program FEMA Region I
  2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program FEMA Region I Application Development Workshop Schedule
 
 FF HEATH WELLNESS AND FITNESS WEEK
  CT FF Health, Wellness and Fitness Week 9/17-23/2017
 

General
 About Adobe Acrobat
 
 CT Fire Net Heroes
 
 NFA Is Seeking Video Footage Of Incidents
 
 CT Fire Net Hot Flashes
 
 cfpc-news Listserv
 
 Connecticut Firefighters Memorial
 
 CT Fire Academy a view from above by Chris Johnston
 
 Public Service Announcements
 
 News
 
 Vehicle Fire Investigation School
  1st Annual Vehicle Fire Investigation School presented at Connecticut Fire Academy
 
 Fire and Emergency Response Equipment & Supplies Contract
  The Commission recently completed work with the Department of Administrative Services Procurement Services Division to develop and bid a comprehensive fire and emergency response equipment and supplies contract
 
 Spring 2003 Course Catalog
  The Connecticut Fire Academy 2003 Spring Course Catalog is available.
 
 2002 Firefighter Fatalities
  2002 Firefighter Fatality statistics released
 
 Department of Homeland Security Newsletter
  The latest issue of DHS News is now available
 
 New Haven Area Special Hazards Team Hazardous Materials Educational Workshop
  The New Haven Area Special Hazards Team is holding a three day workshop on October 25, 26, 27, 2007 to enhance the skills of Hazardous Material Technicians and Specialists.
 
 Annual Blue Mass
  The Archdiocese of Hartford will hold the Fourth Annual Blue Mass on Sunday, May 6, 2012, 11am at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford. Active and retired police, fire and safety personnel of all faiths and their families are invited. Dress uniform preferred.
 
 NFPA Annual Report on Firefighter Fatalities
  The number of on-duty firefighter deaths is the lowest since 1977. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today released its annual Firefighter Fatality Report at the NFPA Conference & Expo, which shows that a total of 72 on-duty firefighter deaths occurred in the United States in 2010. This is a sharp drop from the 105 on-duty deaths in 2008 and 82 in 2009 and it is the lowest annual total since the NFPA began conducting this annual study in 1977.
 
 CFA TRAINING AND EXAMS CANCELLED FOR SUNDAY DECEMBER 15, 2013
  CFA Classes Cancelled for December 15th
 
 Fire Fighter Fatality Investigations Interactive Map
  A New NIOSH Interactive Map
 
 Connecticut Fire Academy 'Introduction to the Fire Service' Program to Graduate
  CFA Intro to Fire Service Graduate
 
 SERC Conference
  State Emergency Response Commission
 
 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Workshops
  Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Workshops
 
 Fire Prevention Week
  It's Fire Prevention Week
 
 What you need to know about Ebola
  What you need to know about Ebola
 
 What you need to know about Ebola
  What you need to know about Ebola
 
 Change your Clock - Change your Battery
 
 "Put a Freeze on Winter Fires" Campaign
  Put a Freeze on Winter Fires
 
 Q Endorsement Training/Testing Train-the-Trainer Programs
  Q Endorsement Training/Testing Train-the-Trainer Programs
 
 CFA Donates Books to CREC Public Safety
  Connecticut Fire Academy Donates Books to CREC Public Safety Academy
 
 Summer Season: Peak Time for Grilling Fires
  Summer Season: Peak time for Grilling Fires
 
 Fall 2015 CPAT Application Period to Close on July 23, 2015
  Fall 2015 CPAT
 
 Suicide Prevention Week
 
 CSFA 2015 Firefighters Convention Parade
  CSFA 2015 Firefighters Convention Parade
 
 State EMS Plan 2015-2020
 
 Enjoy a Safe Halloween with NFPA's Fire Safety Tips
 
 Change your Clocks - Change your Batteries
  November 1st we change our clocks back to Standard Time, use this event as a reminder to change the batteries in your smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms.
 
 Thanksgiving Day presents hidden hazards
  Three times as many cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day
 
 DESPP URGES CAUTION WHEN PREPARING HOLIDAY MEALS
  Thanksgiving is peak day for home cooking fires
 
 CFA Receives Donation
  CFA Receives Donation from CT Chapter CPCU Society Good Works Committee
 
 Summer Season: Peak Time for Grilling Fires
  Grilling Fires
 
 CT Fire Academy Summer Recruit Orientation 2016
  CFA Summer Recruit Orientation 2016
 
 2016 Seminar Series
  Risk Benefit Overview Instructor: Deputy Chief Joseph Fleming, Boston Fire Department
 
 CPAT Spring 2017
  CPAT Spring 2017
 
 Rapid Intervention Team Training
  Two-day mentally and physically challenging hands on RIT program
 
 CT Fire Academy Seminar Series 2017
  Thursday, February 9, 2017 Modern Fire Attack Chief Peter Van Dorpe
 
 2017 Seminar Series - March
  Leading with Attitude This program will explore how we, as individuals, can help ensure our departments are on track and ways we can truly make a difference in our organization, regardless of rank.
 
 CFA June School 2017
 
 NAFTD 2017
  NAFTD 2017 Annual Meeting
 
 NAFTD 2017 Sponsorship
 
 Crisis Management for School Based Incidents for Key Decision Makers
  The purpose of this performance-level course is to provide the operational -level details to support many of the topics covered in the U.S.