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SMG Academy 2017

Welcome to the website for the Thomas H. Owen Heartland Fire Training Facility. Located in El Cajon California, this facility provides ongoing training for the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove and Santee; the fire protection districts of Alpine, Bonita, Lakeside and San Miguel, San Diego County Fire authority, Barona and Viejas.
2017 HFTA Class List
2018 HFTA Class List
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How to Sign Up for Classes
Current News
Oct 17 - Posted 2018 class list and training calendar
Oct 16 - Posted 2018 academy scholarship information and agenda for October Board of Chiefs meeting
Sep 19 - Posted open enrollment and sponsored student flyers for 30th academy
Sep 7 - Updated 4 policies and A-0.2 contents documents on central zone opspage
Aug 23 - Posted new county ops policy 14A, Resource Activation and Deployment Guidelines
Aug 10 - Posted S-290 class
Jul 28 - Posted LARRO classes for September and October, HAZMAT for the IC and Confined Space Rescue Tech
July 21 - Posted revised D-19 rotation dispatch spreadsheet and rescue systems 1 class
Jun 23 - Posted 2017 STEN region VI update
May 17 - Posted SMG academy schedule and 5 revised files on Central Zone page
Jan 10 - Posted new course registration instructions
Dec 22 - Added Truck academy file (850 Mbyte) to San Diego County Training Officers Association page
Nov 29 - Posted Regional Training Foundation brochure
Nov 15 - Posted dedication to Thomas H Owen
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30th ACADEMY INFORMATION

27th academy youtube video

Open enrollee application

Sponsored enrollee application

Physical Fitness and Training

Physical Agility Test

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CENTRAL ZONE OPERATIONS

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Central Zone Policies

County OPS Policies

A-0 Central Zone Purpose and Introduction Statement 5.8.14 Operations Policies
A-0.1 Section Index 14A Resource Activation and Deployment Guidelines
A-0.2 Contents 7.21.17
A-1 Central Zone Operations Committee 8.20.13
A-2 Review and Amendments to Operations Manual 9.16.13
A-3 Resource Grouping Definitions 4.6.12
A-5 Requesting Changes to Response Plans 9.16.13
A-6 Title Identifications 8.18.13
A-6.1 Physical Identification of Fire Apparatus 9.13.13
A-8 Fifth Responder Status for Paramedic Ambulances 6.20.95
A-9 Earthquake Occurrence & Procedure 7.11.16
A-10 Strike team task force Operations 9.5.17
A-11 Zone Coordinator, Asst Coordinator & Zone Duty Chief 2.6.15
A-12 Training Status 4.14.11
A-13 Security Boxes - Key Safes 5.8.14
A-14 Move-Up Policy 9.5.17
A-15 Incident Reporting Requirements 11.16.12
A-16 Usage of HCFA 800 MHz Freqs by Non-Fire Paramedic Ambulance 5.10.17
A-17 Replacement of Specialized Apparatus in CAD 3.26.14
B-1 Explosive Device - Call Handling 4.18.11
B-2 Hazardous materials incident 2.17.16
B-3 High Rise Building Operations 10.09.02
B-4 Rehabilitation 9.20.13
B-6 Trauma Scene Clean Up 8.4.15
C-1 Personal Protective Equipment 11.20.14
C-1.1 Hand Signals 5.10.17
C-2 Fireground Accountability 09.20.13
C2.1 ERIC 2 in -2 out Policy 09.20.13
C-2.2 Notification of trapped victims 7.6.10
C-2.3 Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC) 9.20.13
C-2.3.1 RIC Exception Report
C-2.4 Firefighter Distress Call 11.3.09
C-3 Aeromedical Operations 11.6.12
C-4 Confined Space Rescue - Zone 5 6.25.02
C-5 Three Stripes 11.3.09
C-6 Heat Illness Prevention 11.2.16
D-1 Clear Text 4.6.12
D-2 Radio Identifiers 6.20.02
D-2.2 Phonetic Alphabet 6.11.16
D-2.3 Abbreviations 6.20.02
D-2.4 Agency Three Letter Designator 9.17.13
D-2.5 Staff Numbering 8.7.07
D-2.6 Radio Communications 6.20.02
D-2.7 OES Radio Identifier 8.7.08
D-3 Radio Procedures 11.3.09
D-3.1 Command and Tactical Radio Channel Assignment 8.18.08
D-3.2 Radio Traffic Priority 9.20.13
D-3.3 Radio Usage 6.17.03
D-4 Dispatch Format 5.10.17
D-4.1 Alert Tones 11.5.13
D-5 Unit Status 11.3.09
D-5. 1 Status Changes 4.6.12
D-6 EMS Calls from Private sector providers 5.10.17
D-7 Communication with aircraft 8.30.10
D-8 Communications with Private Ambulance Providers 9.19.16
D-9 Response to Pages 10.14.02
D-10 Emergency Button Procedure 9.0.13
D-11.1 Multi-Tiered Wildland Dispatching 6.20.02
D-11.2 Combination Structure Wildland responses 7.01.04
D-13 Assigning Alternate Tactical Channels 2.07.00
D-14 Mobile Radio Configuration 8.04.15
D-14.1 Base Station Radio Configuration 8.04.15
D-15 Manual Dispatching (Field Responsibilities) 11.3.09
D-16 Unit Identifiers 11.2.16
D-18 Cancellation-Limitation of Outside Activity 6.20.02
D-19 Strike Team Dispatch Procedures 9.5.17
D-19 2017 STL-ENG-MAC rotation Dispatch Spreadsheet 7.19.17
D-19.1 Strike Team Taskforce Leader Trainee Rotation 9-5-17
D-22 Law Enforcement Use of 800 MHz Radio System 6.20.02
D-23 Dispatch of Law Enforcement Requests to Stand Back 3.15.01
D-24 Command Procedures 11.6.12
D-25 Request Law Backup 2.23.09
D-26 Tactical Medic Procedure 07.15.10
D-27.1 Mutual Threat Area Response Communications 8.21.12
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HFTA DOCUMENTS

DATE POSTED DOCUMENT NOTES
7.28.15 Policy manual
7.28.15 Strategic plan for training
7.28.15 5 year capital improvement plan
6.26.15 UASI class fee schedule
6.23.15 Injury and illness prevention program
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SDCTOA DOCUMENTS

DATE POSTED DOCUMENT NOTES
12.22.16 Truck academy 850 Mbyte zip file
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HFTA CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Updated Monday 10.16.17
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Oct 3 - Last day to cancel Confined Space Rescue with refund

Oct 17, 19, 21, 23, 30
B shift
Confined Space Rescue

Oct 11 - Last day to cancel Oct LARRO with refund

Oct 25 - 27 LARRO

Nov 21 - Last day to cancel S-290 with refund

Dec 5 - 8 S-290

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2017 MEETING DATES AND NOTICES

BOARD OF CHIEFS
(4th Tuesday, 0700)
COMMISSION
(Quarterly, 2nd Thursday, 1600)
TRAINING OFFICERS
(2nd Wednesday, 0900)



January 24
February 28
March 28
April 25
May 23
June 27
July 25
August 22
September 19
October 24
November 28
December 26
January 12
April 13
July 13
October 12
January 11, Elect Chair/Vice Chair
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14
July 12
August 9
September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13
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HFTA DOWNLOADS

DATE POSTED DOCUMENT NOTES / DESCRIPTION / LINK
6.23.17 2017 STEN region VI update Powerpoint - 23 meg
7.30.15 Plan B transitional fire attack Powerpoint -175 meg
7.30.15 Rethinking RECEO vs Breaking Up with an Old Friend Acrobat
7.30.15 ISFSI - Sample Standard Operating Guideline
Residential Firefighting Strategy & Tactics
Acrobat
9.12.08 San Diego county air ops plan Powerpoint
9.05.07 HTF live burn IAP Excel
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STATE FIRE TRAINING

DATE BULLETIN
7.2.15 Current SFT certifications
 
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HOW TO BECOME A FIREFIGHTER

Thank you for your interest in joining the Fire Service. We recommend you
start with the document "Joining the Fire Service in San Diego County", then explore the
other links for additional information. You may also wish to visit the web
sites of our members who manage reserve programs. A list of these programs
can be found under "Reserve Programs" on our main page.


Joining the Fire Service in San Diego County

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Aspiring Firefighters

Realizing Your Firefighting Career

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PARTNER RESERVE PROGRAMS

Lakeside Fire Protection District

Heartland Fire and Rescue

San Diego County Fire Authority

Viejas Fire

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REGIONAL FIRE TRAINING FOUNDATION

Academy Scholarship Information

Foundation Brochure

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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ADDRESS

Training Manager
1301 North Marshall Ave.
El Cajon, California 92020 

PHONE

619.441.1693 

FAX

619.596.6153 

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