Courage to be Safe – General Delivery

XTN040 – 4.00 Hours


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08/03/24 – 08/03/24 Buna, TX FP XTN040 1340 Register
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08/07/24 – 08/07/24 Clyde, TX FP XTN040 1341 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Firefighters must have the courage to face a multitude of risks in order to save lives and protect their communities.  Their courage allows them to willingly risk their own lives so that others can be saved. 

A different type of courage is required to stay safe in potentially dangerous situations, avoiding needless risks, and tragic consequences.  This provocative and moving presentation is designed to change the culture of accepting the loss of firefighters as a normal occurrence. 

Building on the untold story of Line-of-Duty Death (LODD) survivors, it reveals how family members must live with the consequences of a firefighter’s death, and provides a focus on the need for firefighters and officers to change fundamental attitudes and behaviors in order to prevent line of duty deaths. 

The central theme promotes the courage to do the right thing in order to protect yourself and other firefighters and ensure that, “Everyone Goes Home” at the end of the day. 


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the TEEX Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines. 
  • PPE must be NFPA-approved.  See the Student Safety Manual to review PPE requirements for level. 
  • Laptop or tablet to view student manual and exercises.

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

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Understnad and describe the key national and local causes of firefighter injuries and fatalities.
  • Recognize the impact of firefighter fatalities on associated groups of people.
  • Understand and describe the 16 Life Safety Initiatives.
  • Develop strategies for turning the 16 Life Safety Initiatives into action steps.
  • Explain the importance of advocacy and implementation of the firefighter life safety initiatives.
  • List resources readily available to fire department personnel.
  • Develop a plan of action for implementation of one or all safety initiatives.

Suggested Audience

All Emergency response and public personnel, responsible for firefighter safety. 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

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

Other Information

To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form.

Contact Information

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