This program is designed to prepare the student for competencies established by the NFPA 1001 “Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications” 2012 edition. Also included within the standard by reference is the NFPA 472 “Standards for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents” 2013 edition.
Students must attend all sessions and complete all assignments to qualify for the state exams.
The exams will consist of a practical skills assessment followed by a cognitive written exam. The Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, Office of Certification will conduct all examinations.
Fees for all examinations are included in the registration fee and include State of Connecticut and National Certification fees.
The IFSTA "Essentials of Fire Fighting" (6th Edition) will be the primary reference textbook for this course and will be provided to each student.
This program requires hands-on training along with classroom instruction.
Full protective clothing including SCBA with one spare cylinder is required each day of class.
This course will be held on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day.
Students must report the first day of class with full protective clothing and SCBA
Any students absent on the first day will be dropped from the roster
lunches will be provided
Commission on Fire Prevention and Control
Certification Examination Reference Materials
Firefighter I: Including Awareness and Operations Level Hazmat/WMD
* NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2013 Edition.
* NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2013 Edition.
*IFSTA, Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th Edition.
*Jones and Bartlett, Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, 3rd Edition.
* IFSTA, Hazardous Materials for First Responders, 4th Edition.
* Jones and Bartlett Learning, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations, 1st Edition.
* DOT, Emergency Response Guidebook, 2012 Edition.
* NIOSH, Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, 2007 Edition.
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