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    I've been looking and I cant find a simple list of what states are IFSAC and which are not. Can anyone help me out?

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    Some of the basic classes taught by LSU Fire Training are now IFSAC.

    FF1 & II, Instructor I & II, Fire Officer I & II and a couple of others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Some of the basic classes taught by LSU Fire Training are now IFSAC.

    FF1 & II, Instructor I & II, Fire Officer I & II and a couple of others.
    Well I'm going to be getting certified soon and I'm wondering what states an IFSAC certification will be good in..

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    Nevermind i found it! Haha I guess I just had to look harder..

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    Maryland is certainly a National Pro Board State, I don't know about IFSAC.


    This may not be the time and/or Place, but I'll ask anyway - Why not merge NBFSPQ and IFSAC and have ONE Nationally Recognized Fire Training Standard??........ Having One Standard in this Country would make it a lot easier to force those States that won't recognize other States Training to get on the Bus with the Majority that do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Maryland is certainly a National Pro Board State, I don't know about IFSAC.


    This may not be the time and/or Place, but I'll ask anyway - Why not merge NBFSPQ and IFSAC and have ONE Nationally Recognized Fire Training Standard??........ Having One Standard in this Country would make it a lot easier to force those States that won't recognize other States Training to get on the Bus with the Majority that do.
    That would make too much sense.

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    IFSAC, NBFSPQ? I'm from New Jersey and we don't have any of those fancy acronyms here.
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    It looks like people are only going to throw in one state at a time. Where I live in Tennessee, we're IFSAC. I also know that North Carolina is as well. I believe reciprocity in these states is as simple as paying the fee so long as your certificates have the IFSAC numbered sticker on them. Good luck!

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    Kentucky is IFSAC

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    South Carolina and Virginia are IFSAC.

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    California- Not IFSAC.

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    I live in South Carolina and I know that my fire certs say IFSAC and NFPA

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    TEXAS accepts IFSAC. Check the Texas Commission on Fire Protection website. You can download IFSAC forms and it spells out the requirements by the commission.
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    Minnesota is IFSAC and PRO for all certifications. Wisconsin is IFSAC for FF I and II, and I beleive Driver/Operator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StillLearning View Post
    Wisconsin is IFSAC for FF I and II, and I beleive Driver/Operator.
    Wisconsin is goofy, IFSAC recognizes FF I, FF II, Fire Officer I & II, Driver/Operator, and all levels of EMT. Nothing for hazmat or inspector/investigator.

    I totally agree Harve....If only there was a NATIONAL standard of training. Granted, east coasties don't have to know how to fight a 10,000 acre brush fire in the mountains like the west coasties, but the basics should be the same with different regional modules or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    east coasties don't have to know how to fight a 10,000 acre brush fire in the mountains like the west coasties
    I don't believe a substantial amount of wildland training is required for state FF1/2 in CA, and the way someof the structure departments handle them can be less than ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Maryland is certainly a National Pro Board State, I don't know about IFSAC.


    This may not be the time and/or Place, but I'll ask anyway - Why not merge NBFSPQ and IFSAC and have ONE Nationally Recognized Fire Training Standard??........ Having One Standard in this Country would make it a lot easier to force those States that won't recognize other States Training to get on the Bus with the Majority that do.

    Harve, brother what have you been smoking? That would make way too much sense. No one in their right mind would have such an easy system.
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    Wisconsin is goofy, IFSAC recognizes FF I, FF II, Fire Officer I & II, Driver/Operator, and all levels of EMT. Nothing for hazmat or inspector/investigator.

    And Wisconsin didn't go IFSAC for awhile so you've got alot of non-IFSAC certificates out there. You forgot Instructor certifications are IFSAC also.

    Regarding investigation Minnesota is doing it now, I have mixed feelings in that while I feel state certification is fine, I don't want it to take away from the IAAI CFI program and certification.

    And I agree, a National system is needed but with each state having its own system and methods I don't know if it will ever totally happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Why not merge NBFSPQ and IFSAC and have ONE Nationally Recognized Fire Training Standard??........
    Come back to Earth now Chief. How would the training centers, CCs and JCs down here make any money if they took out of state certs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1983 View Post
    Come back to Earth now Chief. How would the training centers, CCs and JCs down here make any money if they took out of state certs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StillLearning View Post

    You forgot Instructor certifications are IFSAC also.
    I sure did. Fire Service Instructor I & II count now too. Forgot about it.

    I also agree with you about the IAAI Certified Fire Investigator program. Jury is still out if Wisconsin will recognize it. I thought I heard that it was going to be but don't quote me.
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    What do you mean recognize it? Currently there is no fire investigator certification available in Wisconsin that I am aware of. Did WI IAAI change something?

    Wisconsin is sadly lacking behind on accredidation issues in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
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    Actually that doesn't really help. That lists California, Florida, and other states that don't actually take out-of-state IFSAC certified firefighters.

    Perhaps a shorter question and answer discussion would be:
    "What states in the US do not accept out of state IFSAC certified firefighters?"

    The link you posted clearly does not include Wyoming or Maryland, so we can assume they do not take IFSAC either. Any others?

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