Firefighting Commission

The Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education Commission is responsible for the certification of volunteer and paid firefighters in the State of Tennessee.

The Commission's day to day operations are administered by Director Randy Fox. In addition to the office personnel, the Commission currently has two Field Coordinators who coordinate practical and written testing across the state. Fire departments wishing to host written or practical exams can fill out the Request to Host a Written or Practical Exam Form online. If you have questions about hosting an exam, please contact:

Firefighting Commission Field Coordinators
Region Coordinator Phone Email
Middle & East TN None (Contact Steven Cros​s) - -
West TN & TFACA Steven Cross 615-339-6021
Accreditation Manager Linda Brown 931-294-4136
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Course Description
Course Name Tennessee Firefighting Commission Class 101 (Click Here to Register)
Length 4 Hours
Description The TN Firefighting Commission will present new/updated Rules/Policies of the Commission as well as orientate participants on many aspects of Acadis records management. Subjects will include Training Class Submission, Educational Incentive Pay Forms Submission, Lesson Plans module for submitting in-service programs for approval, and etc.
Pre-Requisites None
Fees $25.00 (Includes lunch for Friday and full conference exhibit entrance)
Materials Classroom Materials: Pen / Paper
Dates Friday, May 12, 2017 11:30pm - 5:30pm
Additional Notes This class has been assigned to:
Gatlinburg Convention Center
234 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Classroom: Gatlinburg Room A


The Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education Commission is proud to be accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress and by the Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System.

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