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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.

2019 HFTA Class List
HFTA Class Registration


How to Sign Up for Classes
Current News

Dec 6 - Posted LARRO and HAZMAT for the IC classes
Nov 27 - Posted Company Officer 2A, 2B and S290 classes
Nov 26 - Posted Dec 4th Board of Chiefs agenda
Nov 7 - Posted 2019 academy scholarship information
Oct 26 - Posted confined space rescue technician announcement
Sep 20 - Posted S-404 class announcement
Sep 9 - Posted S-290 class announcement

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31st ACADEMY INFORMATION

Master schedule

Open enrollee application

27th academy youtube video

Physical Fitness and Training

Physical Agility Test

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CENTRAL ZONE OPERATIONS

Updated files have yellow background

Central Zone Policies

County OPS Policies

A-0 Central Zone Purpose and Introduction Statement 5.8.14 County OPS Policies 2.12.18
A-0.1 Section Index
A-0.2 Contents 3.6.18
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 2.6.18
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 2.6.18
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 2.6.18
D-2.4 Agency Three Letter Designator 9.17.13
D-2.5 Staff Numbering 8.7.07
D-2.6 Radio Communications 2.6.18
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 2.6.18
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 2018 STL-ENG-MAC rotation Dispatch Spreadsheet 1.13.18
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 Thu 12.6.18 - added 2 classes
Changes, if any, in yellow background Miramar College enrollment link

Jan 21 - Last day to cancel company officer 2A with refund

Jan 29, Feb 19 Company Officer 2A

Jan 21 - Last day to cancel company officer 2B with refund

Jan 29, Feb 19 Company Officer 2B

Feb 27 - Last day to cancel HAZMAT with refund

Mar 7 - 9
HAZMAT for the IC

May 5 - Last day to cancel LARRO with refund

May 15 - 17 LARRO




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2018 MEETING DATES AND NOTICES

BOARD OF CHIEFS
(1st Tuesday even months, 0700)
COMMISSION
(Quarterly, 2nd Thursday, 1600)
TRAINING OFFICERS
(2nd Wednesday, 0900)



January 23, elect chair / vice chair
February 27
March 29 ** DATE CHANGE **
April 24
May 22 ** CANCELED **
June 26 ** MOVED TO JUL 3 **
July 10 ** RESCHEDULED **
August 7 ** RESCHEDULED **
October 2 ** DATE CHANGE **
December 4 ** DATE CHANGE **
January 11
April 19 ** special meeting **
July 12
October 11
January 10, Elect Chair / Vice Chair
February 14
March 14
April 11
May 9
June 13
July 11
August 8
September 12
October 10
November 14
December 12
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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

firefightermedic.com

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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