Illinois Fire Service Institute

 

Basic Operations Firefighter / NFPA Firefighter I Blended : 277.00 Hours

Course Description

The Basic Operations Firefighter course is designed to give new firefighters the practical and cognitive training needed to operate safely and effectively on the fire ground. This course exceeds the requirements outlined by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal for Basic Operations Firefighter training. Upon successful completion, the student will meet Illinois OSFM, ProBoard, and IFSAC NFPA Firefighter I requirements for certification. IFSI Basic Operations Firefighter focuses on an intense classroom and hands–on approach to firefighting, which promotes both skill competency and an understanding of the fire ground. Students complete numerous evolutions, which encourage them to apply their skills to a variety of scenarios.

NO COST TRAINING OPPORTUNITY LEADING TO STATE AND NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

The IFSI Basic Operations Firefighter/NFPA Firefighter I BLENDED course is offered at no cost to Illinois students and departments. This program is supported by a grant offered through the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal. 

The Basic Operations Firefighter / NFPA Firefighter I (Blended) is designed to give firefighters the practical and cognitive training needed to operate safely and effectively on the fireground in a flexible blended schedule leveraging online training and weekend hands-on practical.

The Basic Operations Firefighter / NFPA Firefighter I (Blended) exceeds the requirements outlined by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal for Basic Operations Firefighter training. Upon successful completion, the student will also meet Illinois OSFM, ProBoard, and IFSAC NFPA Firefighter I requirements for certification.

This program is delivered balancing a blended learning concept utilizing a variety of online teaching elements. Interspersed with weekend hands-on practical training sessions develops and validate that the student is successfully mastering the knowledge and skills needed as a firefighter. Attendance is mandatory for all portions of the program.

Makeup of the course is as follows.

  • Orientation Session (In-Class, 5 Hours) to ensure the students understands the online activities, program expectations, and equipment requirements.
  • On-line learning, self-directed 128 hours of education completed over 18 consecutive weeks.

For the online activities a student will need:

    • Computer
    • Internet access for online material
    • Textbook

Online activities will include:

    • Reading assignments
    • Virtual real-time classroom sessions
    • Interactions and activities
    • Online discussions
    • Videos
    • Module quizzes
  • Weekend sessions - 144 hours will consist of short classroom session(s) followed by focused, hands-on practical activities.
  • The final weekend of the program is testing and evaluation for state and national certification.

The weekend practical portion promotes both skill competency and an understanding of the fireground. Students complete numerous fireground-speed evolutions, which encourage them to apply their skills to a variety of scenarios.

Requirements:

  • Member of a recognized fire department or fire brigade
  • SCBA Fit Test
  • All candidates will be required to participate in all activities and may not have any conditions found in NFPA 1582 that would render them unfit to participate in these or other activities at the Practical Sessions. It is the responsibility of the department to clear the candidate for this rigorous program.
  • Dedication and commitment is the key to success in this challenging program.

Student Fee:

  • In State – Grant Funded, no cost to students or departments.
  • Out of State – $5,500.00
  • Cancellation from the class will be reviewed and is subject to the full course fee.  Any cancellation must be in writing by email to fsi.illinois.edu or by fax 217-244-6790 and receipt should be verified by you to ensure the cancellation request has been received. 
  • In addition, if you withdraw or fail to participate after the course has begun, you or your department will be billed the full amount of $5,500.00

Books and tuition are included.

Skill evaluations can be viewed here.


Syllabus

  BOF Blended Syllabus general.docx

This course is part of the following Program

  • firefighter i

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to taking this course


If you have specific questions about this course contact BRYN O'NEIL

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact BRYN O'NEIL or your regional representative.

If you are not sure who your regional representative is, take a look at this map. It is color coded by county.

Upcoming Classes

Click on the city name for more details and registration options


rockford Sat, Jul 24 2021 -
Sat, Jul 24 2021
(Mandatory Orientation Day, Cherry Valley FPD, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Mon, Aug 2 2021 -
Mon, Aug 2 2021
(Online Session: Specific due dates will be communicated at orientation. )

Sat, Aug 14 2021 -
Sun, Aug 15 2021
(Practical Session #1: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Aug 28 2021 -
Sun, Aug 29 2021
(Practical Session #2: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Sep 11 2021 -
Sun, Sep 12 2021
(Practical Session #3: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Sep 25 2021 -
Sun, Sep 26 2021
(Practical Session #4: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Oct 9 2021 -
Sun, Oct 10 2021
(Practical Session #5: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Oct 23 2021 -
Sun, Oct 24 2021
(Practical Session #6: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Nov 6 2021 -
Sun, Nov 7 2021
(Practical Session #7: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Nov 20 2021 -
Sun, Nov 21 2021
(Practical Session #8: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Dec 4 2021 -
Sun, Dec 5 2021
(Practical Session #9: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

sherman Sat, Jul 24 2021 -
Sat, Jul 24 2021
(Mandatory Orientation Day, Sherman FD, 2215 E. Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Mon, Aug 2 2021 -
Mon, Aug 2 2021
(Online Session - Specific dates will be communicated at orientation. )

Sat, Aug 14 2021 -
Sun, Aug 15 2021
(Practical Session #1: Sherman FD, 2215 E. Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Sat, Aug 28 2021 -
Sun, Aug 29 2021
(Practical Session #2: Sherman FD, 2215 E. Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Sat, Sep 11 2021 -
Sun, Sep 12 2021
(Practical Session #3: Sherman FD, 2215 E. Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Sat, Sep 25 2021 -
Sun, Sep 26 2021
(Practical Session #4: Sherman FD, 2215 E. Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Sat, Oct 9 2021 -
Sun, Oct 10 2021
(Practical Session #5: Sherman FD, 2215 E. Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Sat, Oct 23 2021 -
Sun, Oct 24 2021
(Practical Session #6: Sherman FD, 2215 E. Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Sat, Nov 6 2021 -
Sun, Nov 7 2021
(Practical Session #7: Sherman FD, 2215 E. Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Sat, Nov 20 2021 -
Sun, Nov 21 2021
(Practical Session #8: Sherman FD, 2215 E. Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Sat, Dec 4 2021 -
Sun, Dec 5 2021
(Practical Session #9: Sherman FD, 2215 E. Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

streator Sat, Jul 24 2021 -
Sat, Jul 24 2021
(Mandatory Orientation Day: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364)

Mon, Aug 2 2021 -
Mon, Aug 2 2021
(Online Session: Specific due dates will be communicated at orientation.)

Sat, Aug 14 2021 -
Sun, Aug 15 2021
(Practical Session #1: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364)

Sat, Aug 28 2021 -
Sun, Aug 29 2021
(Practical Session #2: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364)

Sat, Sep 11 2021 -
Sun, Sep 12 2021
(Practical Session #3: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364)

Sat, Sep 25 2021 -
Sun, Sep 26 2021
(Practical Session #4: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364)

Sat, Oct 9 2021 -
Sun, Oct 10 2021
(Practical Session #5: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364)

Sat, Oct 23 2021 -
Sun, Oct 24 2021
(Practical Session #6: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364)

Sat, Nov 6 2021 -
Sun, Nov 7 2021
(Practical Session #7: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364)

Sat, Nov 20 2021 -
Sun, Nov 21 2021
(Practical Session #8: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364)

Sat, Dec 4 2021 -
Sun, Dec 5 2021
(Practical Session #9: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364)

swansea Sat, Jul 24 2021 -
Sat, Jul 24 2021
(Mandatory Orientation Day, Swansea FD, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Mon, Aug 2 2021 -
Mon, Aug 2 2021
(Online Session - Specific due dates will be communicated at orientation. )

Sat, Aug 14 2021 -
Sun, Aug 15 2021
(Practical Session #1: Swansea FD, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Sat, Aug 28 2021 -
Sun, Aug 29 2021
(Practical Session #2: Swansea FD, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Sat, Sep 11 2021 -
Sun, Sep 12 2021
(Practical Session #3: Swansea FD, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Sat, Sep 25 2021 -
Sun, Sep 26 2021
(Practical Session #4: Swansea FD, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Sat, Oct 9 2021 -
Sun, Oct 10 2021
(Practical Session #5: Swansea FD, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Sat, Oct 23 2021 -
Sun, Oct 24 2021
(Practical Session #6: Swansea FD, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Sat, Nov 6 2021 -
Sun, Nov 7 2021
(Practical Session #7: Swansea FD, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Sat, Nov 20 2021 -
Sun, Nov 21 2021
(Practical Session #8: Swansea FD, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Sat, Dec 4 2021 -
Sun, Dec 5 2021
(Practical Session #9: Swansea FD, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

 
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