Bureau of Fire Accreditation, Standards and Training
Welcome to the Bureau of Fire Accreditation, Standards and Training.
The Bureau of Fire Accreditation, Standards and Training provides fire training and public fire
education services to the Alaskan fire service and all sectors of the Alaskan
Fire Training provides effective leadership, coordination and support for fire
prevention and suppression programs to Alaska's Fire and Emergency Services
Community losses from disasters.
Public Fire Education promotes
fire and life safety issues through education. We focus on Fire Prevention to
reduce the possibility of injury or death from fire. It is our goal to eliminate
injuries and death from fires or burns.
Fire Training and Education Offices:
All Bureau of Fire Accreditation, Standards and Training offices provide a wide variety of training
programs. Please visit the individual web pages below for a list of programs
offered by each office.
Bureau of Fire Accreditation, Standards and Training Headquarters
The Headquarters of the Bureau of Fire Accreditation, Standards and Training (BFAST) is located in the
Department of Public Safety Headquarters Facility in Anchorage, Alaska. The BFAST
Headquarters office provides program management and oversight of all BFAST
programs and activities.
Programs handled directly from this office include the following:
Fire Department Accreditation
BFAST accredits local training agencies to conduct training on behalf of the State
of Alaska. These accredited training institutions, such as local fire
departments, must adhere to approved state and national standards.
This accreditation program is an excellent way for a local department to use an
organized training method so that each student may complete certification
entirely at the local level. Contact BFAST for an accreditation packet or download
Technical Assistance Teams
BFAST has available technical assistance teams that can travel to communities
and/or departments to assist with fire issues or problems. Members of these
teams are selected from the Alaska fire service based on their experience and
the type of service requested. Communities requesting this support will be
responsible for travel and lodging for the team members.
These technical assistance teams can provide an outside viewpoint that is
sometimes valuable when looking at a particular issue.
For further information please contact:
Bureau of Fire Accreditation, Standards and Training Administrator
5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: (907) 269-5061
Fax: (907) 269-0134