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Fire Science Technology: Organizations

This guide is designed to be a one-stop source of information to support the Fire Science Technology program at GPTC.

State and Local Organizations

The Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council provides certification standards for all firefighters, fire inspectors, fire investigators and fire & life safety educators.

The Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs (GAFC) is comprised of career, combination and volunteer Chiefs with a common goal of bettering the fire service and its service delivery to the citizens of Georgia.

The Georgia State Firefighters Association (GSFA), founded in 1952, is the largest and oldest fire service organization in the State of Georgia. GSFA provides members with an active network and resources for information, communication, and representation on a state and national level.

Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation partners with the fire service and burn care community to provide fire safety and prevention education, support medical facilities and assist burn survivors in their recovery.

The Metro Atlanta Fire Chief's Association (MAFCA) mission is to promote informed and progressive leadership in the Metro Atlanta area that results in control and reduces the impacts from fire, emergency medical, and natural or man- made disasters through legislation, prevention, professional development, standards, information, and education.

The Professional Fire Fighters of Georgia protect and advance the interests of career firefighters employed by the cities and counties of the Peach State. Comprised of local affiliates of the International Association of Fire Fighters, PFFG works with governing bodies at the state and local level to improve the health and safety, compensation and benefits of Georgia's fire service professionals.

National and International Organizations


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