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Monterey County Fire Training Officers Association

A 501(C) 3 not-for-profit California Public Benefit Corporation

Welcome to the website of the Monterey County Fire Training Officers Association. Our goal with this website is two fold.  First, our desire is to assist members of the fire service, and fire service candidates, in receiving up-to-date training that meets their individual training needs. Individual training and continuing education in the fire service is a vital component to a successful fire service career.  Secondly, we wish to assist fire service agencies in meeting their overall training objectives. We hope to accomplish this by linking fire service agencies with the resources, materials, and opportunities they need to have a successful training division with measurable results. Fire service training is continually evolving. A variety of improved delivery methods through new technology has opened many doors and provides new opportunities that were not possible in the past. Our desire is that this website will capture these new technologies and make them available to all members of the fire service.

Ongoing Training:

The Monterey County Fire Training Officers Association (MCFTOA) has supported and provided fire service training in Monterey County for nearly fifty years. As a standing committee of the Monterey County Fire Chiefs Association, the MCFTOA has hosted numerous classes over the years on many fire service-related topics. Recent classes include S-404 Safety Officer, S-234 Ignition Operations, practical Auto Extrication Techniques, Peer Fitness Trainer Certification, The Charleston Report, PC 832 Reserve Officer Training, S-440 Planning Section Chief, Elevator Rescue, The Cutting Edge Command Officer, Certification Track Update, Off-Road Driving Skills, S-290, S-212, and the Company Officer Series, which we have hosted the last three years in a row. Based on our available resources, we offer training to our local fire service personnel at a reduced rate to assist with agencies and personnel meeting their educational and training goals. 


Formal Education:

Believing in the importance of formal pre-service and continuing education, the MCFOTA has maintained a long-standing partnership with Monterey Peninsula College and its Fire Technology Program and Firefighter Academy. The MCFTOA serves as the MPC Fire Technology Advisory Committee and many members of the fire service in Monterey County are Instructors with MPC’s Firefighter Academy. Monterey Peninsula College officers all their public safety classes at the MPC Public Safety Training Center on the former Fort Ord Military Installation in Seaside, CA. For more information on MPC’s Firefighter Academy, MPC’s Fire Service Degree Program, and classes offered at the Public Safety Training Center, look for the corresponding tabs on this site. 



Membership in the MCFTOA is open to both active and retired emergency services personnel. Our goal is to have 100% participation from every fire service agency in Monterey County. Check out our “Membership” tab for more information on membership opportunities including a membership application, meeting schedule, and corporate bylaws. We hope this website helps you meet your individual and department training needs. Please feel free to contact us at mcftoa@gmail for any training related information you may need or any suggestions you have to improve the delivery of fire service training in Monterey County.