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The Idaho Fire Service Training (FST) program is committed to partner with Idaho fire departments, fire districts, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ’s) to provide Idaho firefighters with quality training and safety practices consistent with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and current National best practices. We also exist to provide verification of requisite knowledge and skills by administration of a nationally recognized third party certification process.



Gain skills and knowledge at a class or fire academy or see the equipment we have to support a training event.



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  • 1967

    FST established

    FST established

    January 6, 1967
    FST was created to offer training to fire departments in Idaho and was initially housed under IDCTE (formerly known as the Idaho Division of Vocational Education).
  • 2014

    FST transfers to Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC)

    FST transfers to Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC)

    January 8, 2014

    The FST program was transferred to the technical college system to gain efficiencies. At that time, EITC began the IFSAC accreditation process, which was attained in April 2015.

  • 2017

    EITC becomes College of Eastern Idaho (CEI)

    EITC becomes College of Eastern Idaho (CEI)

    January 1, 2017

    Voters approved to change EITC from a technical college to a community college, establishing their own governing board and providing independent oversight for the FST program. While running the program, CEI secured more than $1 million in federal grant funding to purchase state-of-the-art fire training equipment to support more than 180 Idaho fire departments.

  • 2020

    IDCTE announces FST moving back to Boise

    IDCTE announces FST moving back to Boise

    January 1, 2020

    IDCTE proposed moving FST back to the Division to create a statewide system that allows institutions to meet the needs of their region and industry and use SkillStack® for student record management.

  • 2021

    FST returns to IDCTE

    FST returns to IDCTE

    January 1, 2021

    At the start of fiscal year 2022, FST moved back to IDCTE. After IFSAC accreditation is transferred from CEI, IDCTE begins engaging its partners in strategic planning to develop a shared vision for the future of FST in Idaho.


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Karine Johnson

Karine Johnson Program Director

Brad Terry

Brad Terry Acting Program Director

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Travis Myklebust Regional Support Specialist in Regions 1 and 2

Cindy Cook

Cindy Cook Fire Service Testing Coordinator

Mathew Frisbie

Matthew Frisbie Fire Service Training Coordinator


Sandi Wiensz Technical Records Specialist II

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