The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Firefighter Basic Online program is delivered in the modular form as prescribed by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, and meets the cognitive requirements for Firefighter Basic certification.
The practical requirements are the responsibility of the student, under the direction of their own fire department. A student practical package will be provided to guide and document student performance.
The Online Firefighter Basic Course consists of 23 subject areas (plus Haz Mat Awareness & Tech Rescue Awareness) delivered from the IFSI Online Classroom. The online classroom provides an overview of each subject, defines learning objectives, outline reading assignments, audio lectures, chat sessions, student assignments, and electronic quizzes. Students should be familiar with the use of the computer and have access to the Internet to complete this course.
The final exam will be administered through the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).
Module subjects are as follows:
Module A: Orientation/Organization - Safety - Communications - Building Construction - Fire Behavior-SCBA - Portable Extinguishers - Ropes and Knots
Module B: Fire Ground Search & Rescue - Fire Hose/Appliances - Firefighter Survival - Ventilation - Forcible Entry - Water Supply Ladders - Nozzles and Streams - Apparatus Familiarization - Fire Control/Suppression - Wildland Firefighting
Module C: Loss Control - Preserving Evidence - Fire Detection/Alarms - Fire Prevention/Public Education - Hazardous Materials Awareness – Technical Rescue Awareness.
Modules are intended to be taken in order. An exception may be given by the Firefighting Program Director or Distance Learning Program Director.
***Students will need IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th Edition
There are no prerequisites to taking this course
If you have specific questions about this course contact MICHAEL DADE
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