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Posted March 3, 2016

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    Posted May 13th, 2016

    Virginia Fire and Rescue Conference Call for Presentations

    Posted January 19th, 2016

    VDFP Announces Organizational Realignments

    Posted February 19th, 2015

    Shut the Door on Fire Children’s Activity Pages

    Posted January 21st, 2015

    This Week in Richmond - Blue Ridge PBS

    Chief Carter

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    Melvin Carter, Executive Director of the Virginia Department of Fire Programs recently appeared on “This Week in Richmond.” You can view the full interview here.
    Guests: Melvin Carter & Jay Poole

    Posted October 27th, 2014

    Pro-Board Registration has changed

    By David Jolly, QA Division Chief

    Beginning October 1, 2014 VDFP will no longer register student’s completed certifications with the Pro Board national registry. VDFP will continue to offer certification training through the Pro Board national standard, but students wishing to register their certification with Pro Board must do so themselves effective October 1, 2014.

    A student wishing to have their certificate registered with Pro Board, must complete sections 1 and 3 of the Pro Board application for each certification and remit the completed form along with a check for $15.00 (per certificate) to the division office in which the certificate was issued. A copy of the Pro Board application can be found at: http://vdfp.virginia.gov/training/proboard_accreditation.htm.

    The Department of Fire Programs will not be able to complete any application without payment information (an attached check or credit card information) being provided when the application is received in the division office. Those applications without payment information will be returned to the student for payment information and resubmission.

    Should you have questions and/or if we can assist you with this process please do not hesitate to contact our Division Offices.

    Posted September 26th, 2014

    Micro Business Certification available for certified SWaM vendors

    Dear Certified SWaM Business Owners,
    Effective October 1, 2014, all state purchases under $10,000 shall be set aside for micro-businesses when the price quoted is fair and resonable. As a certified Small Business by the Department, your company might qualify to be a "Micro Business".

    Posted June 17th, 2013

    DFP to suspend courses for review and update

    Effective July 1, 2013 the Department of Fire Programs will be suspending the following three classes:

    1. L. P. Gas Emergencies: , Program Manager
    2. Farm Machinery and Extrication: , Program Manager
    3. Firefighter Skills for Single Family Dwellings: , Program Manager

    The courses are being suspended to allow the Program Manager with the assistance of a development committee for each program to review, update and pilot the programs. This is required to ensure our programs meet the objectives and needs of the first responders throughout the Commonwealth. Part of the review process will be the development of a process whereby the programs can be delivered consistently throughout the Commonwealth. This will require that the logistical requirements be identified and available either by the agency or the host locality in order for the program to be delivered.

    The goal of the agency is to develop the programs for pilot delivery over the next several months so the programs can be put back on line for the spring delivery in 2014.

    Questions about these programs and or a desire to serve on the development committee should be directed to the program manager responsible for the program or the .

    Posted November 15, 2012

    National Fire Academy requiring Student Identification Numbers for All Courses

    National Fire Academy students interested in applying for on-campus (10-/6-/2-day), off-campus (10-/6-/2-day) and NFA Online courses need to register for a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID) prior to taking any NFA delivery course. This number is used in place of a Social Security Number and is obtained through the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). If you are planning to take a NFA course this unique number must be submitted on your application to receive a certificate. Use the following link to begin the registration process - http://www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/about/attend/ftin.shtm