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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:

Region Director Phone Email
State Wide
Anthony Grande  Office: 615-532-6631
Cell: 615-795-1539 
Anthony.grande@tn.gov
Region Administrative Assistant Phone Email
State Wide Cheryl Deener 931-294-4140 Cheryl.deener@tn.gov
Region Coordinator Phone Email
East TN Michael Miranda 615-339-6021 Michael.Miranda@tn.gov
Middle TN & TFACA Brian Nicholson 931-200-9337 Brian.Nicholson@tn.gov
West TN Joshua Holdeman 629-203-1461 Joshua.Holdeman@tn.gov
Region Accreditation  Coordinator Phone Email
State Wide Fred McCay 931-294-4136 - Office
615-218-4227 - Cell
Fred.McCay@tn.gov 

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