SB 1387 Courses & Other Educational Opportunities

The AFDA will provide an expanded slate of one-day statutory training opportunities for all newly elected or re-elected fire board members. The one-day statutory training classes will be held throughout Arizona starting in December 2020. Class sizes will be limited, and all local and state COVID-19 pandemic safety protocols will be followed. In addition, AFDA will be professionally filming the statutory classes for use by AFDA members wishing to complete the six-hours of mandated training independent of the group training sessions. The video will be available in January 2021.
AFDA has preliminarily scheduled five stand-alone one-day statutory training sessions. Additional training sessions will be scheduled dependent upon need.   

NEW DATES – Registration links coming soon.

Phoenix – March 26 

Tucson – April 9

Mohave County – April 23

Flagstaff – May 7

Navajo County – May 21

Registration and light breakfast 8:00 – 8:30am
Statutory Training 8:30am – 4:05pm
Event cost:
$150 and includes a light breakfast and lunch.


SB 1387 Required Training Classes – Available as Independent Correspondent Courses

There will be a new video and new statutory book available in January 2021. Those who would like the option of independent at-home study, you can preorder materials and I will send out once available.

Click here to preorder.

Cost: $150 for video link of prerecorded statutory training class and spiral bound statutory book.

You will receive the reading materials and a test. Once the test is completed, return to AFDA admin office to receive credit.

Completion will be tracked by the AFDA Education committee and reported to the appropriate county agency  as required by law.

Please email the AFDA office, at if you would like a certificate of completion for your individual records, as well.

Subsequent to the passage of SB 1387 the AFDA Board of Directors through the Education Committee have  developed the following implementation guidelines in conjunction with the Arizona Attorney General Opinion (No.I14-003) for the training component of SB 1387. The following fire district officials will be required to complete six hours of training within the twelve months directly following the November general election.
  • Board members elected or appointed (due to running unopposed) as a result of the November 2018 General Election and Fire Chiefs hired on or after November 5, 2014 are required to  complete six hours of training as defined by SB1387 within twelve months of election, appointment or hire.
  • Incumbent board members whose term of office expired in 2018 will be required to complete the six hours of required training within the twelve months directly following  the November 2018 General Election.  

At the bi-annual AFDA Conferences complete six-hour  SB 1387 training  classes will be offered covering the following subjects:

  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Open Meeting Laws
  • Ethics and Fiduciary Responsibility

Completion of this curriculum will fulfill the SB 1387 statutory training requirement. 

NOTE: AFDA is required by law to report SB 1387 training compliance to each respective county Board of Supervisors. AFDA is not the enforcement agency and only submits names of individuals that have completed one of its training programs 

  • As an option to not attending on the conferences AFDA has developed a correspondence program that contains the information from the conference classes to meet the required curriculum
  • The SB 1387  training courses  will  be offered at AFDA Conferences and periodically thereafter as  necessary to ensure availability to fire district elected officials  and fire chiefs.

Completion will be tracked by the AFDA Education committee and reported to the appropriate county agency  as required by law.

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Sex Trafficking Prevention Training Brochure focused on EMS

AZ LAST Funeral Resource Guide 2015.