NFPA Standard:1001, 2013, Chapter 5
Accredited: IFSAC: Yes NPQS: Yes
Prerequisites: Hazardous Materials Awareness, Operations
Description: Firefighter I will demonstrate the knowledge and ability to tie appropriate knots, don personal protective equipment including SCBA and firefighter turnout gear, understand the role of a firefighter I in the fire service organization, have a basic understanding of incident command, communicate with the use of radios and telephones during emergency and non-emergency situations, participate as a member of a team while extinguishing vehicle fires, exterior and interior Class A fires, ground cover fires, perform vertical and horizontal ventilation, establish water supply, perform overhaul and salvage operations and use a variety of tools.
Requirements for Certification: Candidates shall be at least 18 years of age. Provide documentation of Completion of Basic First Aid and CPR Class. Complete a practical skills examination with a "Passing" score. Complete an 100 question written examination with a passing score of 70% or higher
Reference List: NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2013 Edition, IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th Edition OR, Essentials of Firefighting and Emergency Response OR Jones and Bartlett, 3rd Edition, Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills.