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  Sep 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Firefighter Minimum Standards, O.C.


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Banner Code: FIRF

Occupational Certificate

(438 clock hours) (14.6 occupational credits)


Offering of this program is subject to the approval of the Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire Standards and Training.

The Firefighter program offers training to prepare an individual to become certified as a firefighter. Students successfully completing the First Responder and Firefighter I courses are eligible to sit for certification as volunteer firefighters. Students successfully completing all three courses are eligible to sit for the state Minimum Standards examination. Passing this examination qualifies an individual for employment as a firefighter. The Emergency Services First Responder course may be waived for those individuals who are licensed as EMTs or Paramedics.

Students must pass the TABE examination at the 10th grade level for English, Reading, and Math, or be exempt from this requirement, in order to earn the certificate.

To be eligible for admission into this program a student must:

  • Pass a physical exam,
  • Complete a background screen,
  • Submit a supplementary program application, and
  • be at least 18 years of age

 

Required Courses: 438 clock hours, 14.6 occupational credits


Firefighter Minimum Standards Total: 438 clock hours, 14.6 occupational credits


Notes: Students who have completed EMS 1059C  or EMS 1119  and EMS 1119L  and EMS 1431C  may substitute that for FFP 0141C . Students who are current EMTs or Paramedics should request a waiver of FFP 0141C .

*Students must have successfully completed FFP 0010C  and be a state certified firefighter to enroll in FFP 0020C .

Minimum Scores of 10 in the reading, math and language sections of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) are required by the end of the program.

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