XFD002 – 4.00 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 [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This is the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting lesson covering fire department communications.  This lesson describes different communication systems used within the fire department.  It also explains the procedures for receiving emergency and nonemergency calls, as well as the radio procedures used for internal communications.  

(Note:  Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.)  


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


Essentials of Fire Fighting, Seventh Edition recommended. 


  • Nonemergency calls
  • Communications systems and equipment
  • Dispatching emergency calls
  • Emergency and non-emergency phone calls
  • Portable radio for routine and emergency traffic

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]

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