Yes! (Do not listen to rumors!) Additionally, the practical skills exam includes the following stations:
Ladders, Hose Handling, SCBA Emergencies, Firefighter Removal, PPE and Emergency Response Guidebook proficiency.
An E Book can be purchased from IFSTA at a reduced cost from the traditional text.
Enrollment is mandatory and students should be aware of class dates prior to committing to a particular course. Students are no longer permitted to just show up and attend a class.
No, these dates are now encompassed within the courses.
The Firefighter 1 program will be offered in four formats. They are as follows:
Hybrid Class – The Hybrid class is a combination of online learning and traditional classroom sessions offered over a 15-week period. There are five mandatory classroom sessions, eight online sessions and six hands-on training (HOT). Included are the Practical Skills exam and written final exam.
Conventional Class – This course is comprised of fourteen classroom sessions, six hands-on training (HOT) and the Practical Skills exam and written final exam. The class will meet on a set day and time each week. Quizzes and tests must be successfully completed online.
Sunday Boot Camp – This course is offered over a ten-week period on Sundays. Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and run to approximately 2:00 p.m. The majority of the course is structured with traditional classroom sessions in the morning and hands-on training in the afternoon. Quizzes and tests must be successfully completed online. The course concludes with the Practical Skills exam and written final exam.
Weekday Boot Camp – This course is offered over a two-week period. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and run to approximately 3:00 p.m. The majority of the course is structured with traditional classroom sessions in the morning and hands-on training in the afternoon. Quizzes and tests must be successfully completed online. The course concludes with the Practical Skills exam and written final exam. Due to the condensed timeline, extensive preliminary reading and work is required.
Registration is accomplished online via the SCFA Web site. Upon verification of enrollment in a Hybrid course students will be instructed on the procedure to access the IFSTA Resource One program.
Once enrolled in a course you will complete the Firefighter 1 program in the indicated time period. If you are unable to complete the course you will be removed from the program and required to enroll in another course. You will be required to attend all the classes associated with that course.
Students can contact a Chief Officer via e mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance and guidance with special situations. We request you refrain from calling the academy and all inquiries will be addressed ASAP.
IFSTA offers a Firefighter 1 workbook and Test Prep that is recommended to insure the student’s success with this program.
Fire Behavior / Flashover Simulator
Tools / Car Fires
Search / Firefighter removal / Victim removal
SCBA Emergencies (Basic Mask Confidence Course)
* Each training session starts with the 2 minute PPE Drill
** Ropes and Knots (hands on) are taught during the classroom session
You are required to contact the lead instructor for that course and be guided by his instructions. Excusals will only be granted for justifiable reasons (i.e., Family emergencies, death in the family or unavoidable work conflict) and evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Multiple absences may require the firefighter to withdraw from that course.
The textbook is the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations (7th Edition).
Courses will be posted at the Academy website on the open enrollment page.