Firefighting Commission

The Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education Commission is responsible for the certification of volunteer and paid firefighters in the State of Tennessee.

In addition to the office personnel, the Commission currently has two Field Coordinators who coordinate practical and written testing across the state. Fire departments wishing to host written or practical exams can fill out the Request to Host a Written or Practical Exam Form online. If you have questions about hosting an exam, please contact:

Firefighting Commission Main Line / 931-294-4140
Region Director Phone Email
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Region Administrative Assistant Phone Email
State Wide Tina Baker 931-294-4139 Tina.M.Baker@tn.gov
State Wide Robert Northcutt 931-294-4205 Robert.northcutt@tn.gov
State Wide Robyn Bain 931-294-4117  robyn.k.bain@tn.gov
Region Region Coordinator Phone Email
West TN Richard Guardino 629-259-1897 Richard.Guardino@TN.gov
  Accreditation Manager Phone Email
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None at this time.

The Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education Commission is proud to be accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress and by the Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System.

Pro Board Accredited
International Fire Service Accreditation Congress