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March 25 2021:  FO-I and FO-II Practical Skills Packet Submission Updates

Informational Memorandum 21-03

FO-I and FO-II Practical Skills Packet Submission Updates

March 2021: Whats New in PQT Newsletter

February 1, 2020:  Resumption of Testing and extension of rule

We are planning on resuming testing on February 1, 2021 with the following testing requirements and safety guidelines in place  

Candidates must not exhibit any signs of COVID-19 in order to participate in a DFPC testing event.  If a candidate exhibits or verifies having known symptoms of COVID-19, they will be asked to leave the site and will need to reschedule their exam for a future date All testing candidates will be required to provide and wear a mask or other appropriate facial covering Temperature checks will be conducted on all participants.  Individuals will be asked to leave the site immediately if they have a temperature reading of 100.4 or greater.  Please do a health self-screening, including temperature check, prior to arriving at the testing facility. Where soap and water are not readily available, alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60% alcohol will be supplied for use by all participants

The testing calendar is available to view on our website and Training Officers can register their personnel for exams in the Records Management System.

Certification applicants who are unable to complete the required certification testing components within the required 12 month period due to suspension of testing may request a 90 day extension. An extension request for completion of certification components should be submitted by the candidate's Training Officer here and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.   NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Contact: Marianne Maxfield, Certifications Manager, P 303-239-5878, marianne.maxfield@state.co.us

December 15, 2020: Evaluation of Written Testing

With Colorado continuing to experience increasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Governor Polis is urging Coloradans to significantly reduce unnecessary person-to-person interactions. Many counties are increasing their level on the dial to reflect the rapid spread of the virus.  In order to help slow the spread of the virus, we are evaluating written testing and training events on a month-to-month basis.  At this time, we will be cancelling all written testing events in January, 2021. You may request practical events in the RMS and continue with any practical events you have scheduled, however, no practical exams will be proctored by any DFPC staff. If the situation changes prior to January 31, 2021 we will notify registered individuals and training officers as soon as possible.

Please make sure that you are informed of, and following, the public health rules in place in the county/counties where you live, work, or visit. 

The Division of Fire Prevention and Control is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 in Colorado and will send out notifications if and when any information changes.  If you have any questions, please contact Section Chief Mike Scott at 303-514-8055 or michael.scott@state.co.us.

November 19, 2020: Evaluation of Written Testing

With Colorado experiencing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Governor Polis is urging Coloradans to significantly reduce unnecessary person-to-person interactions. Many counties are increasing their level on the dial to reflect the rapid spread of the virus.  In order to help slow the spread of the virus, we are evaluating written testing and training events on a month-to-month basis.  At this time, we will be cancelling all written testing events in December. You may request practical events in the RMS and continue with any practical events you have scheduled, however, no practical exams will be proctored by any DFPC staff. If the situation changes prior to December 31, 2020 we will notify registered individuals and training officers as soon as possible.

Please make sure that you are informed of, and following, the public health rules in place in the county/counties where you live, work, or visit. 

The Division of Fire Prevention and Control is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 in Colorado and will send out notifications if and when any information changes.  If you have any questions, please contact Section Chief Mike Scott at 303-514-8055 or michael.scott@state.co.us.

November 18, 2020: Extension of Rules for Initial Certification and Renewals

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe during these unprecedented times.

In response to COVID-19 written exam closures, and in-person training sessions being cancelled, DFPC has made two important modifications to the current rules requirements for initial certification and renewal of Firefighter and Hazardous Materials Responders Certifications.

1.Certification applicants who are unable to complete the required certification testing components within the required 12 month period due to suspension of testing may request an extension.   An extension request for completion of certification components should be submitted by the candidate's Training Officer and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basisEXTENSION EXPIRED - DFPC MARCH 16, 2021)

2. Extension of the current renewal requirements for certifications expiring on January 1, 2021 to allow for 90-day extension for the completion of renewal requirements until March 31, 2021. Training officers will be able to renew eligible certifications that have a January 1, 2021 expiration date in the RMS from October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

Information is subject to change as the Division of Fire Prevention and Control continues to monitor the issues as they impact agencies and first responders. For current information, visit the DFPC website or contact:

Marianne Maxfield, Certification Manager

P 303.239.5878  |  F 303.239.5887

690 Kipling St., Suite 2000, Lakewood, CO  80215

marianne.maxfield@state.co.us  |  www.colorado.gov/dfpc