Fire Officer I (NFPA 1021 - 2014 ed.)


Course Prerequisites

Firefighter I or equivalent

Student Prerequisites for admission into course

1. The book IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer (5th edition) must be purchased for the class. (See Mandatory Items to the right of this box for a link to one vendor.)

2. The student must have access to a laptop or tablet to bring to each session of the class. Students will be required to enroll in IFSTA Resource 1 for additional class information, activities, quizzes and tests.

3. PLEASE READ BELOW FOR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING REGISTRATION AND THE NEW FIRE OFFICER I FORMAT.

 

Designed for

Fire Service Personnel

Course Length

21 Units – 63 Hours

Fire Officer I (NFPA 1021-2014 ed.)

Cortland County is offering the new Fire Officer I format. This format of Fire Officer I is administered by completing the five separate Fire Officer I Modules as outreach courses in any order: Leadership and Supervision, Company Training & Community Risk Reduction, Firefighter Health and Safety, Planning and Emergency Response, and Fireground Strategy and Tactics for First Arriving Companies. Upon completion of all five modules the student can apply for a Fire Officer I certificate. The series must be completed within two years.

Cortland County is offering the individual modules separately but as a continuous schedule for the fall of 2019. Students wishing only to take certain modules can do that. Other students lacking any modules from previous instruction can sign up and attend any of the modules in Cortland County. If a student is unable to complete a specific module, they will have the opportunity, within 24 months, to go to another county or the Fire Academy.

Students MUST sign up for each individual Module, even if the intent is to take all of them sequentially. Students completing all five modules this fall (2019), will be issues a Fire Officer 1 Certificate at the last class.
Any specific questions please contact SFI Wayne Friedman at (607) 745-1664

Following is the description of each module, length and dates of instruction for each:

1- Leadership & Supervision course: 9/17; 9/24; 9/26; 10/1; 10/3.

Leadership & Supervision course provides current and potential fire officers with a fundamental knowledge of the duties, responsibilities, and leadership required to be successful as a fire officer. Additionally, this course covers the basic responsibilities of the fire officer as they relate to human resources management as well as common administrative functions. This course is based upon the requirements found in Chapter 4 of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. Course Length: 15 hours Prerequisite: Firefighter I, or Basic Firefighter, or Firefighting Essentials Required Text: Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer 5th Edition (IFSTA) Course number: 01-11-0152

2- Planning and Emergency Response: 10/8; 10/10; 10/15; 10/17.

Planning & Emergency Response course provides current and potential fire officers with a basic knowledge of building construction, commonly found fire protection features, conducting a pre-incident plan survey, determining what elements to include in a pre-incident survey, and developing and managing pre-incident plans. Additionally, this course covers the company officer’s responsibilities as they relate to the post-incident analysis process. This course is based upon the requirements found in Chapter 4 of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. Course Length: 9 hours Prerequisite: Firefighter I, or Basic Firefighter, or Firefighting Essentials Required Text: Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer 5th Edition (IFSTA) Course number: 01-11-0153

3- Firefighter Health & Safety: 10/22; 10/24; 10/29; 11/5.

Firefighter Health & Safety course is designed to show how to determine company-level training needs, teaching from a lesson plan, documentation of training activities, and different methods to conduct company-level training. Additionally, this course covers the basic responsibilities of the fire officer as they relate to community relations, company-level building inspections, and community risk reduction. This course is based upon the requirements found in Chapter 4 of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications Designed for: Current and prospective fire officers Course Length: 12 hours Prerequisite: Firefighter I, or Basic Firefighter, or Firefighting Essentials Required Text: Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer 5th Edition (IFSTA) Course number: 01-11-0151

4- Fireground Strategies and Tactics for First Arriving Companies: 11/14; 11/16; 11/16; 11/19; 11/21

Fireground Strategies and Tactics for First Arriving Companies is designed for the first arriving officer at any incident. The primary focus of this course is structural firefighting but the lessons learned are applicable for any emergency scene. Elements of this course include scene size-up, decision making, determining incident strategies, and making tactical assignments. Also included are lessons on building construction, fire behavior and growth as well lessons for operating at common non-fire incidents such as motor vehicle accidents, propane and natural gas emergencies, and other typical non-fire emergencies. In addition to lecture and classroom activities this course utilizes scenarios to allow participants to employ their newly learned skills in real time. Designed for: Fire officers and prospective fire officers Course length: 15 hours Course, Prerequisite: Firefighter 1, or Basic Firefighter, or Firefighting Essentials Course number: 01-11-0143

5- Company Training & Community Risk Reduction: 11/7; 11/9; 11/9; 11/12

Company Training & Community Risk Reduction course provides current and potential fire officers with a basic knowledge of how to determine company-level training needs, teaching from a lesson plan, documentation of training activities, and different methods to conduct company-level training. Additionally, this course covers the basic responsibilities of the fire officer as they relate to community relations, company-level building inspections, and community risk reduction. This course is based upon the requirements found in Chapter 4 of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. Designed for: Current and prospective fire officers Course Length: 12 hours Prerequisite: Firefighter I, or Basic Firefighter, or Firefighting Essentials Required Text: Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer 5th Edition (IFSTA) Course number: 01-11-0150