MSU Extension’s Fire Services Training School (FSTS)

The Fire Services Training School (FSTS) is the state level agency charged with providing professional development for community fire and rescue services. For administrative purposes, the FSTS is attached to the Extension Service of Montana State University. The objectives of FSTS are to:

  1. Provide fire service personnel with professional training
  2. Identify new methods of fire prevention and suppression and disseminate information about them
  3. Provide a resource center for use by local fire services
  4. Provide testing and certification for personnel and apparatus
  5. Coordinate fire services training in the state.

Facilities
FSTS offices are now located in the Wheat Building, 750 6th Street Southwest, Great Falls, Montana. However, FSTS operates all over the state, utilizing the facilities, apparatus, and equipment of community fire services when providing training services. FSTS trainers are strategically located in Great Falls, Billings, Helena, Bozeman, Kalispell, Huson and Wolf Point. FSTS operates several mobile training props, all dedicated fire training structures are owned by communities.

Office Staff For Fergus County MSU Extension’s Fire Services Training School (FSTS):

Denise Seilstad (Fergus County)
Agent
Tel: (406) 535-3919
Email: dsei...@montana.edu

Seldon Butch Weedon (Fire Services Training School)
Director
Tel: (406) 771-4328
Email: bwee...@montana.edu

Darren Crawford (Fergus County)
Agent
Tel: (406) 535-3919
Email: d...@montana.edu

Doug Lobaugh (Fire Services Training School)
Regional Fire/Rescue Training Manager
Tel: (406) 771-4328
Email: doug...@montana.edu

Dave Mason (Fire Services Training School)
Training and Development Officer
Tel: (406) 771-4335
Email: bax...@wildblue.net

Craig Jeppson (Fire Services Training School)
Southwest Fire Training Manager
Tel: (406) 761-7885
Email: crai...@montana.edu

Terry Larson (Fire Services Training School)
Training and Development Officer
Tel: (406) 670-8858
Email: acx...@wtp.net

Tom McIsaac (Fire Services Training School)
Training and Development Specialist
Tel: (406) 696-0571
Email: mcis...@bresnan.net

Bertie Brown (Fergus County)
Administrative Support
Tel: (406) 535-3919
Email: fer...@montana.edu

Jennifer Saunders (Fergus County)
4-H Support
Tel: (406) 535-3919
Email: ferg...@montana.edu

Ed Burlingame (Fire Services Training School)
Fire Service Educator
Tel: (406) 761-7885
Email: ebu...@centurytel.net

Jeff Jackson (Fire Services Training School)
Regional Trainer
Tel: (406) 771-4335
Email: jjac...@montana.edu

Jonathan Marshall ( Fire Services Training School)
Public Education Specialist
Tel: (406) 771-4338
Email: jona...@montana.edu

Holly Harris (Fire Services Training School)
Administrative Support
Tel: (406) 771-4439
Email: hhar...@montana.edu

Katheryn Craig (Fire Services Training School)
Ofifce/Financial Manager
Email: kath...@montana.edu

Location

Fire Services Training School (FSTS)
750 6th St. SW, Suite 205
Great Falls, MT 59404
United States
Contact
Phone: 
o - 406-761-7885, (406) 771-4335, p - (406) 771-4328, Toll Free Answering Machine: 800-294-5272
Fax: 
406-268-3735
Email: 

bwee...@montana.edu