ASP602 – 36.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This is the first of two skills courses which must be mastered in order to complete your Firefighter Level I training. It is comprised of the skills which are the live-fire prerequisites as outlined by NFPA 1403. These skills must be completed prior to a participant going into an interior live-fire training scenario. The materials for ASP602 corresponds to the skill sheets found in the 7th Edition of IFSTA’s Essentials of Firefighting. Please bring your textbook to the skills sessions. 

If you are already a member of a fire department, many if not all of these skills may be completed at your home department. Training must be well documented and approved by a certified instructor / certification coordinator. Whether you choose to complete the skills at your home department or with us at the Brayton Fire Training Field, you will be ready to experience live-fire training for the first time.

Once you complete this course and receive training in the remainder of Firefighter Level I skills, you may be eligible for certification. Please check with the fire certification agency in your area to learn what qualifications are required.

This course is not a Pro Board certification and cannot be converted to Pro Board. It also does not directly lead to IFSAC or TCFP certification.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NFPA 1001 Firefighter I lecture objectives such as ASP601 NFPA 1001 Structural Firefighter I: Online or equivalent.

Contact the Annual Schools office for approval of equivalent training. 

Proof of prerequisites in the form of certificates of completion should be uploaded into your student portal after registration. At the end of registration, you will see a blue arrow icon beside your course to upload your prerequisite documentation. Participants that do not have the required prerequisites will be removed from the course.

Course Completion Requirements

Clothing and Protective Equipment Requirements or Course Attire

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Level 4 as described in the TEEX Student Safety Manual.

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Recommended

Physical Condition

Due to the strenuous nature of firefighting and rescue activities, participants should secure a professional evaluation of their physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.

Topics

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  • Hose
  • Nozzles
  • Fire Streams
  • Ladders
  • Forcible Entry
  • Ventilation
  • Loss Control
  • Fire Extinguishers

Suggested Audience

This course is targeted for individual pursuing firefighter certification.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Contact Information

Customer Care Center

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (866) 878-8900
Email: annualschool@teex.tamu.edu

Resources

New Annual Schools Path toward Firefighter I and II Certification 

  • Option A – New firefighters or those with limited training opportunities.
  • Option B and B2 – Firefighters with some training but not enough to complete FFI. They get to skip ASP602 if they have documented completion of the live-fire prerequisites per NFPA 1403. The difference between B & B2 is when ASP604/605 are taken (spring/summer vs fall/winter).
  • Option C – Firefighters who have completed the Firefighting Phases (1 – 3) from previous Annual Schools or have already finished Firefighter Level 1.

Payment Info

We have streamlined the process for payment via Texas A&M Forest Service funding (H.B. 2604 or TIFMAS Grant Assistance Program). Before you register for a course, you must attain approval from the Texas A&M Forest Service for training tuition. On your approval letter, there will be a voucher approval number. Each participant approved for tuition grant assistance will need this number.

Register for your course through your TEEX student portal. On the payment section, choose “Purchase Order” and enter the “VFDE” number (for example “E123456”). If your department was approved for multiple participants, each participant up to the maximum approved in the training tuition request may use the same VFDE number. If the total amount due is greater than the total amount allowed by the tuition voucher, the individual/department will be responsible for the difference. You are no longer required to email or fax the approval letter to TEEX/ESTI unless it is specifically requested by TEEX staff. 

The PO contact email needs to be either yourself or a responsible person within your organization.

A new data field has been added to the payment process. The Tax ID (Tax Payer ID, EIN or FEIN) will be the number assigned to your organization. The field is required and needs to be in the following format: xx-xxxxxxx.

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