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          Utah Fire and Rescue Academy

           

          As the State’s response to COVID-19 has evolved, we have opened testing to individuals with symptoms, to individuals who have been in close contact with a known positive individual, and to targeted asymptomatic groups.(click to learn more)

          One of the State’s targeted asymptomatic groups is first responders that have had high-risk exposures.  For this targeted group, a first responder is an employee who responds to 911 calls and treats or transports people in crisis or medical situations (police officer, firefighter, EMT, paramedic, or dispatcher).  A high-risk exposure means having direct contact with infectious secretions (cough, sneeze, or saliva) or an aerosol-generating procedure (intubation, BVM use, nebulized medications, or CPAP) of someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or of someone whose COVID-19 status was not known.

          We have created a survey that will generate a testing referral for first responders that have had high-risk exposures.  The survey asks questions that will identify high-risk exposures and will generate a referral that will be sent by text and/or email to the individual.  

          We ask that you share the following link with your employees that are first responders so they can obtain a referral for testing when they have a high-risk exposure:
          //pubredcap.health.utah.gov/surveys/?s=AA9ALXNWPF

           

          The UFRA organization contributes to the safety and security of Utah residents by training fire service emergency responders, creating and maintaining programs and courses related to fire service emergency response, assisting in the development of current and future fire department leaders, and maintaining a certification program that insures a high degree of professionalism in all disciplines of the fire service.

           

          Training

          Firefighter training others

          The Utah Fire & Rescue Academy provides a wide variety of training opportunities to members of Utah fire departments.

           

          Certification & Testing

          Instructor explaining the rules of a test

          Becoming certified in various levels of the fire service ensures that your knowledge and skills meet national standards. UFRA is the only organization in Utah that can grant certifications that are accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard.

           

          Chiefs Resources

          Batalion chief

          We know you are busy and there is always more paperwork to be done. We have made the process easier. Check out our library of quick resources to make you life easier.

          Fire Officer Designation Program

          Map your path to career advancement.

          Announcements

          Firefighter Combat Challenge

          September 10-12, 2020

          Sponsored by SERVPRO, to be held at The Shops at SouthTown

          Learn More

          COVID-19 Testing for First Responders

          The Dept of Health has created a survey that will generate a testing referral for first responders that have had high-risk exposures to COVID-19. The survey asks questions that will identify high-risk exposures and will generate a referral that will be sent by text and/or email to the individual.  Access survey.

          COVID-19 New Red Card Procedures

          Wildland 2020 season updates:

          For the 2020 fire year, effective through December 31, 2020, we are departing from standard guidance described in the FFSL Fire Management Program Guide, UFRA certification standards, and National Wildfire Coordinating Group publications, including the WCT Administrator’s guide.

           More Details and Self Assesment forms

          Webinar

          STRENGTHENING FIREFIGHTER WELLNESS DURING TIMES OF CRISIS

          In case you missed the webinar with Gordon Graham and Dr. David Black of Cordico it is now available on demand.

          View Video

          Job Openings

          Looking for a new opportunity. Stay up to date with the latest job postings on our Fire Departments listing page. Need qualified help? Post your listings with us.

          Find Job Openings

           

           Utah Firefighter Crisis Support Line: 801-587-1800
          Available 24/7

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