Is there a Basic Exterior Firefighter class?
Students that require a Basic Exterior Firefighter Certification must enroll in a Basic Exterior Firefighter program on the open enrollment page. This program is conducted within the confines of the Firefighter 1 course; however, Basic Exterior students are not required to attend all of the classes. Details regarding required classes will be provided during the […]
What is the required equipment for the Hands on Training?
Full PPE including Hood, SCBA & Spare cylinder, Hydration based beverages. Long pants and shirt is required for the Flashover simulator. Performance Fitness Wear (Under Armour type clothing) should not be worn. Students must remove all piercings.
How do I register for a course?
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. Registration for a class opens two months prior to the start of the class at 8:00 a.m. (example: If the class start date is […]
Can I use an E- Book for the class?
An E Book can be purchased from IFSTA at a reduced cost from the traditional text.
What textbook will be used?
The textbook is the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting (7th Edition).
Where do I find the dates that the course will be meeting?
Courses will be posted at the Academy website on the open enrollment page.
If I have a specific question or need additional assistance with the program who should I contact?
Students can contact a Chief Officer via e mail @ email@example.com for assistance and guidance with special situations. We request you refrain from calling the academy and all inquiries will be addressed ASAP.
What happens if I miss a class?
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.
How much time do I have to complete the 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.
Do I have to enroll to take the course?
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.