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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
Nov 4 - Academy deadline has been extended to 1400 PST Friday Nov 8

Oct 31 - Posted revised HFTA policy manual
Oct 30 - Posted Academy Scholarship information
Oct 8 - Posted 2020 master calendar
Sep 17 - Posted revised 32nd fire academy open enrollment announcement, new live fire training policies, live burn IAP and IAP with pre-filled objectives.
Posted flyer for Instructor II instructional development.
Jul 1 - Changed link for new Cal Fire training site

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32nd ACADEMY INFORMATION
Academy deadline has been extended to 1400 PST Friday Nov 8

Academy Scholarship 
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
 Updated Wed 5.22.19 - new county ops policy link 

Central Zone Policies

County OPS Policies

A-0 Central Zone Purpose and Introduction Statement 5.8.14 County OPS Policies 5.22.19
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
10.31.19 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 Wed 10.30.19 - removed old class
Changes, if any, in yellow background Miramar College enrollment link

Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 2 Instructor II - instructional development hybrid

Oct 29 - Last day to cancel Rescue System 1 with refund
Nov 12 - 16 Rescue System 1


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2019 MEETING DATES AND NOTICES

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



February 5
March 26
June 4
August 6
October 1
December 3
January 10, elect chair / vice chair
April 11
July 25
October 10
January 9
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11
October 9
November 13
December 11
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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
9.17.19 HTF live burn IAP fillable Acrobat
9.17.19 HTF live burn IAP fillable pre-filled objectives Acrobat
9.19.19 Live fire training policies Acrobat
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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

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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