Fire Science Academy, University of Nevada News

Gary Zunino, Director of Fire Science Academy, annouces retirement

Gary has been involved in many facets of fire fighting, emergency response, and program management  During his career, Gary also worked for the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Nevada Department of Wildlife. Gary Zunino, Director, UNR FSA, has announced his retirement from State Service effective July 26, 2010. Gary joined the FSA staff in 2003 as a Program Development Specialist and was promoted to the position of Director in 2005. Over his 30 years of servic...

Fire Science Academy's Financial Sustainability Plan receives all round support

Fire Science Academy has received more support for the FSP plan FSA vendors and clients have provided support through discounted or donated products, services and equipment.Approaching the midpoint of fiscal year 2010, a lot has happened regarding the Financial Sustainability Plan (FSP) the FSA Stakeholder group presented to the Board of Regents in February, 2009. Many of the stakeholders and high volume users have provided support for the FSP through pledges of donat...

Policy update by Fire Science Academy for open enrollment courses

A change in schedule has been brought up for open enrollment courses  All updated policies were emailed and mailed to users of open enrollment courses.The Fire Science Academy has recently updated policies governing seats on hold, course review, "no show"students, and student cancellations, reschedules, substitutions and refunds. A copy of the updated policies were recently emailed or sent via standard mail to frequent users of the FSA Open Enrollment courses. The updates...

FSA begins Pump Row Prop refurbishment

The pump row prop redevelopment has been taken up by FSA FSA's pump row prop is a reproduction of a product transfer unit, very common in petrochemical facilities. Construction to refurbish and incorporate client-suggested changes to the Pump Row Prop have begun in earnest. The Pump Row Prop is a reproduction of a product transfer unit, very common in petrochemical facilities. Refurbishment of the prop includes installing a HDPE liner over the existing concrete slab...

Fire Science Academy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to launch new training centre at Jubail

The new facility will provide professional instruction in fire fighting and disaster management Beginning in 2011, the new training facility will be the first of its kind organized by the private sector.   The Fire Science Academy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (FSAKSA) in Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will, with ongoing consulting assistance from the University of Nevada, Reno Fire Science Academy Worldwide (FSAW), soon be breaking ground on its new train...

Fire Science Academy launches new website with increased interactivity

The new site will feature discussion blogs, date reservation for company special training, and news links Future additions will include a "Friends of FSA" membership program and a live training field web cam. Starting April 1, 2010, you will notice some changes to the Fire Science Academy Web site - www.fireacademy.unr.edu. The focus of the changes will increase the interactivity of our site, provide our clients with easy access to timely information regarding the in...

Reno Fire Science Academy offers year-round wildland firefighting training

FSA wildland fire classes meet all National Wildland Coordinating Group standards As areas of the West continue to struggle with drought conditions, another year of tinder dry grass and the threat of large wildland fires await. The University of Nevada, Reno Fire Science Academy (FSA) offers a set of Wildland Fire classes which meet all applicable National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) standards. The FSA's Wildland Fire curriculum consists of Wildland Firefigh...

University of Nevada, Reno Fire Science Academy helps develop new Indian emergency management training facility

The Fire Science Academy has helped plan a new firefighter training facility in Gujarat, India Fire Science Academy's worldwide division provides consulting expertise to promote emergency response training in India With ongoing consulting assistance from the University of Nevada, Reno Fire Science Academy Worldwide, the Institute of Fire Safety and Disaster Management Studies (IFSDMS) in Gujarat, India, has broken ground on its new training facility, expected to p...

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