Utah Fire Service Certification Council

The governing body for the firefighter certification system in the state of Utah is the Utah Fire Service Certification Council (UFSCC). The twelve member council are selected from the fire service of Utah and appointed by the director of the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy for a three-year term. The Council shall be made up of users of the system representing both paid and volunteer departments or agencies, members with special expertise areas and members from various geographical locations in the state.

The purpose of the Utah Fire Service Certification Council is to:

  • Establish uniform minimum standards for firefighter certification.
  • Ensure quality and uniformity in the certification system.
  • Make all testing and certifying services available to all firefighters or participants without regard to race, creed or ethnic origin.
  • Establish written and manipulative skill examination procedures to determine whether a firefighter or participant meets the minimum standards as set forth by the Council.
  • Certify Firefighters or Participants.
  • Review appeals.
  • Revoke, suspend, annul or deny certification.
  • Issue certificates to firefighters or participants who presents evidence that the minimum Utah standards established by the Council have been met.

The Utah Fire Service Certification Council meets every other month at various locations throughout the state. All Council meetings begin at 10:00 a.m., and are open to the public. If you would like to be on the agenda please contact the Certification Program Manager 30 days in advance and request to be on the agenda. (Meetings are subject  to change)

Utah Fire Service Certification Council Schedule

The Utah Fire Service Certification Council will be meeting on the following dates during the 2014 calendar year. Meetings are tentative and subject to change. All
meetings are held at UFRA and scheduled for 10:00 AM unless otherwise noted.

  • January 15th, St. George
  • March 19th
  • May 21st
  • July 16th
  • September 17th
  • November 19th


Certification Council Minutes

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013             2014                
2007 Minutes 2008 Minutes 2009 Minutes 2010 Minutes 2011 Minutes

January
March
May
July
September
November - No meeting held

January
March
May
July
September - No Meeting Held
November

July

UFRA Certification Staff

General Email: ufracertification@uvu.edu

Steve Lutz, Assistant Director - (801) 863-7720

Lori Howes, Program Manager - (801) 863-7752

Hilary Kline, Certification Assistant - (801) 863-7745

Jennifer Lindley, Certification Assistant - (801) 863-7773