CSFA is actively working with SAFER grant funding to enhance the recruiting and
retention efforts for the California fire service. In spring 2013 CSFA was awarded
their 3rd statewide SAFER grant for. 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. Twenty four (six 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.
2016 Live Fire Training Schedule
October 19th & 20th in Culver City
Sign up for Live Fire Training Here
The current schedule has completed. Please check back for new dates soon.
Your central resource for Volunteer information. This library is provided by
the Fire Services Training Institute.
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.
The insurance branch of CSFA, California State Firefighters' Employee Welfare
Benefit Corporation (CSFEWBC) has been fortunate enough to receive a $2.2 Million
Safer Grant. This grant was awarded by the Department of Homeland Security to increase
the recruitment and retention of additional Volunteer Emergency Responders. The
grant is designed to offer benefits to Volunteer Emergency Responders in the State
of California that meet the designated Standards of Performance.
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.