This phase provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills to be trained to the level of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. This is the third of five phases necessary to obtain your Firefighting 1 and Firefighting 2 through the State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association (SFFMA).
This course provides advanced firefighting techniques. Students rotate among the following classroom sessions and field operation exercises according to the section to which they are assigned.
- Firefighting Phase 1 or previous training in all of the subject areas contained within Firefighting Phase 1
- Firefighting Phase 2 or previous training in all of the subject areas contained within Firefighting Phase 2
- Prerequisite Verification
Course Completion RequirementsPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE) Level 4 as described in the TEEX Student Safety Manual.
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.
It is strongly recommended students purchase and read prior to attending:
Copy of the" IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th Edition", which can be purchased from:
IFSTA or thru the SFFMA.
IFSTA Item # 36935
This textbook will be used for all the Firefighting Phases classes.
TEEX will not provide or sell the recommended IFSTA textbook.
The end of course test will cover reading assignments and lectures found in this Phase. This test will measure your comprehension level of subject matter found in this Phase.
Students should read over all the topics listed above before the first day of class. For your benefit, there are review questions found at the end of each chapter.
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.
TopicsFire Department Communication (Read - Chapter 3, pages 92-116, 123-127)+Ropes, Webbing and Knots (Read - Chapter 8, pages 366-417)+Scene Lighting (Read - Chapter 10, pages 476-484)+Water Supply (Read - Chapter 14, pages 780-811)+Fire Control: Live Burns (Read - Chapter 17, Skills)+Fire Control: Misc. Skills (Read Chapter 17, pages 1027-1031, Skills: 1087-1091, 1097+Loss Control (Read - Chapter 18, pages 1100-1141)+Fire Origin and Cause Determination (Read - Chapter 19, pages 1142-1165)+Fire and Life Safety Initiatives (Read - Chapter 21, pages 1218-1267)
All Emergency response personnel, including fire prevention, suppression, control and safety personnel.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)+State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas (SFFMA)
Annual Schools require that you use the online registration system. If you are using a Purchase Order (including H.B. 2604 voucher) please place the number in the PO field for payment. Please know we must have a copy of the PO or voucher within 48 hours of your registration or you will be canceled out of the class.
The full rate will be applied after the early-bird registration deadline.