This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain certification at Firefighter Levels I and II. The course is comprised of two parts – an online portion and a face-to-face skills portion. You must successfully complete both parts to be eligible to sit for the certification examination.
The Firefighter I & II online portion is completed by using a home computer, textbook, and online supplemental material. It consists of reading assignments, online knowledge-building activities, online discussions with your instructor and fellow students, videos and multimedia, module quizzes, and a final exam. You will have 10 weeks to complete the online portion of this course.
The Firefighter I & II skills session is a three week, face-to-face boot camp consisting of classroom and hands-on field application training. You will put your online learning into practice by participating in field exercises and scenarios, as well as classroom exercises and discussions. The three week skills session begins two weeks after the end date of the online portion of the course.
This program meets or exceeds all requirements set by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, as well as NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.
In addition, you will receive the following certificates as part of completing this course:
Courage to Be Safe: Everyone Goes Home
NIMS 100 Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
NIMS 200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
NIMS 700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
NIMS 800 National Response Framework, An Introduction
VFIS Emergency Vehicle Driver Training
This course provides a total of 545 hours of training.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Detailed Student Information
TopicsFire commission rules and regulations+Fire science+Emergency service communications+Portable fire extinguishers+Rope, knots, and hitches+Personal protective clothing+Firefighter safety+Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus+Fire apparatus familiarization+Fire service hose+Fire streams+Advanced fire attack+Building construction+Forcible entry+Overhaul and salvage+Inspections+Incident Command System+Fire protection systems+Hazardous materials+Public relations and safety education+Reports and records+Wildland fire suppression+Fire cause determination+Pre-incident planning+Rescue operations+Rappelling+Emergency vehicle driver training
Men and women seeking employment as a firefighter in a municipal fire department.
Continuing Education & Professional Credits
Available Skills Sessions
You must attend the skills session associated with your online class. You will be prompted to register for the skills session after successful completion of the online portion of the course.
Skill Sessions (Boot Camp) Dates