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Firefighter Track
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Fire Inspector Track
Fire Service Instructor Track
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National Fire Academy Courses
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Firefighter Track

Courses in this track are designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to function as a firefighter within a fire department. Firefighter I certification indicates a person may function under direct supervision and Firefighter II indicates the individual may function under general supervision. Modules 1 – 17 are required for individuals to qualify for the Firefighter II certification exam.

Course # - NFGAO380 Minimum Standards Firefighter Course

This is a comprehensive, 7-week course designed to introduce the knowledge and skills necessary to function at a fire department at the Firefighter II Level. There will be evening and weekend assignments. This is a physically demanding course and participants should be prepared to endure numerous classroom presentations and outside, “hands-on” skill sessions. Successful completion of the course is required to qualify to sit for Arkansas Firefighter Certification. Topics covered in the course are general knowledge and skill requirements; fire department communications; fireground operations; rescue operations; and prevention, preparedness, and maintenance. There will be written and skill evaluations throughout the course and for certification. Required manuals will be available through the SAU Tech Bookcenter

Pre-requisites: AFTA First Responder or equivalent and fire department sponsorship. To attend without sponsorship, individuals must contact AFTA registration department for course fee information to attend.

NOTE: Unless other arrangements are made in advance students are expected to bring personal protective equipment including SCBA.

MODULES 1-17 REFLECT A MODULAR DELIVERY OF THE MATERIAL FOUND IN THE COMPREHENSIVE MINIMUM STANDARDS CLASS. IT IS DESIGNED TO GIVE VOLUNTEER AND RURAL FIREFIGHTERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE THE SAME TRAINING OVER A PERIOD OF TIME. REQUIRED MANUALS WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH SAU TECH BOOKCENTER.

Course # - NFGA0012 FF Module 1: Introduction to Protection-

Taught by a Certified Training Officer and an Instructor I, need AFTA approval.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject areas of Fire Department Orientation, Fire Behavior, and Firefighter Safety. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Students will practice safety procedures concerning fire apparatus and fire service equipment. This course meets one of the requirements set forth by the Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board for a department to qualify to receive its Act 833 monies.

Pre-Requisites: None other than fire department affiliation. Students must be 18 years old or older.

NOTE: Individuals already having this module do not have to retake the class for credit.

Hours: 12

Course # - NFGB0016 FF Module 2: Personal Protective Equipment-

Taught by a Certified Training Officer and an Instructor I, need AFTA approval.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject area of Personal Protective Equipment. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will don and doff PPE. Timed drills are part of learning how to prepare for a rapid response.

Pre-requisite: FF Module 1: Introduction to Firefighting

NOTE: The 12 hour PPE class can be taken along with the 4 hour PPE supplemental course to receive credit for Module 2. If you already have the 12-hour PPE class all you need is the 4-hour supplement. Also, students are expected to have available personal protective equipment including SCBA.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFGC0016 FF Module 3: Fire Hose

Taught by an Instructor I, need AFTA approval.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject area of Fire Hose. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will practice hose rolls, carries, and fire loads. Student will also learn how to inspect, maintain, and test fire hose.

Pre-requisite: FF Module 2: Personal Protective Equipment - Taught by a Certified Training Officer and an Instructor I.

NOTE: Students are expected to have available personal protective equipment.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFGD0016 FF Module 4: Ladders

Taught by an Instructor I, need AFTA approval.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject area of Fire Service Ladders. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will practice using the various fire service ladders found on fire apparatus. Student will also learn how to inspect, maintain, and test ladders.

Pre-requisite: FF Module 2: Personal Protective Equipment

NOTE: Students are expected to have available personal protective equipment.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFGE0016 FF Module 5: Ventilation, Forcible Entry, & Loss Control

Taught by an Instructor I, need AFTA approval.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject areas of Ventilation, Forcible Entry. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Various applications of ventilation practices, forcible entry techniques, and property preservation using loss control methods will be conducted.

Pre-requisite: FF Module 2: Personal Protective Equipment Taught by a Certified Training Officer and an Instructor I.

NOTE: Students are expected to have available personal protective equipment including SCBA.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFGF0016 FF Module 6: Water Supply, Fire Streams, & Portable Extinguishers

Taught by an Instructor I, need AFTA approval.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject areas of Water Supply, Fire Streams, & Portable Extinguishers. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Students will learn how to measure their water supply, apply different types of fire streams, and use portable extinguishers.

Pre-requisite: FF Module 2: Personal Protective Equipment Taught by a Certified Training Officer and an Instructor I.

NOTE: Students are expected to have available personal protective equipment.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFGG0016 FF Module 7: Structure Fires I

AFTA Approval needed. Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject area of Fire Control. The majority of the class will be “hands-on” application. Various fire simulations will be presented to applicants during the "hands-on" portion of this class. Students must successfully extinguish fire simulations while applying the correct fire control attack; hose advance application, and entry techniques.

Pre-requisite: FF Modules 1-6:

NOTE: These subjects are required by NFPA 1403to be taught prior to entry into a training live-fire.

NOTE: Students are expected to have available personal protective equipment including SCBA.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFGH0016 FF Module 8: Structure Fires II -AFTA approval needed.

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject area of Fire Control. There will be very little classroom and a lot of "hands-on" application. This module will be made up of numerous scenarios for fire attack. This is a continuation of the application of the knowledge and skills found in the Structure Fires I course.

Pre-requisite: FF Module 7: Structure Fires I

NOTE: Students are expected to have available personal protective equipment including SCBA.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFGR0016 FF Module 9A: FD Communications, NFIRS and ICS

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject areas of Fire Department Communications, National Fire Incident Reporting System along with the State of Arkansas requirements and Incident Command System. There will be classroom activities that include application of the Incident Command System as well as participants completing an NFIRS report on an incident.

Pre-requisite: FF Module 2: Personal Protective Equipment

Hours: 16

Course # - NFGS0016 FF Module 9B: Basic Search and Rescue

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces the participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject area of Basic Search and Rescue. There will be both classroom and “hands-on” application. Students will practice Search and Rescue along with Survival

Techniques in hazardous conditions.

Pre-requisite: FF Module 2: Personal Protective Equipment

NOTE: Students are expected to have available personal protective equipment including SCBA.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFGJ0016 FF Module 10: Structure Fires III

AFTA Approval needed. Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject areas of Fire Control, Fire Department Communications, and Basic Search & Rescue. The major focus is on practical skills with a minimum of classroom time. Scenarios for This module will be based on extinguishing fires along with victim rescue and retrieval.

Pre-requisite: Structure Fires II and FF Module 9A & 9B or equivalent.

NOTE: Students are expected to have available personal protective equipment including SCBA.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFGK0016 FF Module 11: Structure Fires IV

AFTA Approval needed. Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in all subject area covered to this point. This module will be all "hands-on" application. Students are to demonstrate the knowledge and skills retained to this point by applying them to more advanced scenarios.

Pre-requisite: Structure Fires III

NOTE: Students are expected to have available personal protective equipment including SCBA.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFGL0016 FF Module 12: Exterior Fires

AFTA approval needed. Taught by Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject area of Fire Control. This class will consist of classroom and "hands-on" application of the skills retained. Scenarios for this module will be based on the exterior fire extinguishments requirements of NFPA 1001. FF Modules 20 & 21 may be taken in place of Module 12.

Pre-requisite: FF Modules 1-6

NOTE: Students are expected to have available personal protective equipment including SCBA.

Hours: 14

Course # - NFGM0016 FF Module 13: Auto Extrication

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject area of Automobile Extrication Rescue. The class will consist of classroom and "hands-on" application. Participants will perform portions of an automobile extrication as part of the course requirements.

Pre-requisite: FF Module 2: Personal Protective Equipment

NOTE: Students are expected to have available personal protective equipment.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFGN0016 FF Module 14: Hoisting.

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject area of Fire Service Ropes and Knots. The class will consist of classroom and "hands-on" application. Participants will tie knots, inspect & clean ropes, and learn how to hoist tools and equipment.

Pre-requisite: FF Module 2: Personal Protective Equipment

NOTE: Students are expected to have available coat, helmet and gloves.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFGO0016 FF Module 15: NFA Arson Detection for First Responders

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject area of the First Responder duties when responding to suspicious fires. This is a National Fire Academy class. Participants learn to recognize potential evidence in a suspicious fire and discuss ways to preserve the fire scene.

Pre-requisite: FF Module 2: Personal Protective Equipment

Hours: 16

Course # - NFGP0016 FF Module 16: Fire Protection Systems, Building Construction, and Fire Prevention

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject areas of Fire Protection Systems, Building Construction, and Fire Prevention. The class will consist of classroom and "hands-on" application. Participants will learn about the different types of fire protection systems they may have in their response areas, building construction features and hazards and fire prevention. Participants will also practice delivering a Public Fire Education Message to a simulated audience.

Pre-requisite: FF Module 2: Personal Protective Equipment

Hours: 16

Course # - NFGQ0040 FF Module 17: Emergency Medical First Responder

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject area of Basic First Aid. The class will consist of classroom and "hands-on" application. Taught by an Instructor I.

Pre-requisite: A current American Heart Association Health Care Provider card or a Red Cross Professional Provider card and FF Module 2: Personal Protective Equipment

NOTE: It is recommended that candidates complete this module prior to starting in the Firefighter Track.

Hours: 40

Course # - NFGB0012 FF Module 18: Personal Protective Equipment

This module introduces participants to some of the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject area of Personal Protective Equipment. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will don and doff PPE. Timed drills are part of learning how to prepare for a rapid response. This course meets one of the requirements set forth by the Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board for a department to qualify to receive its Act 833 monies. Taught by an Instructor I.

Pre-requisite: FF Module 1: Introduction to Firefighting

NOTE: The 12 hour PPE class can be taken along with the 4 hour PPE supplemental course to receive credit for FF Track Module 2. If you already have the 12-hour PPE class all you need is the 4-hour supplement. Also, students are expected to have available personal protective equipment including SCBA.

Hours: 12

Course # - NFGB0004 FF Module 19: PPE Supplemental

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject area of Personal Protective Equipment that were not covered in the 12-hour PPE course. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Taught by Instructor I.

Pre-requisite: FF Module 1: Introduction to Firefighting

NOTE: The 12 hour PPE class along with the 4 hour PPE supplemental course will equal credit for FF Track Module 2. If you already have the 12-hour PPE class, all you need is the 4-hour supplement.

Hours: 04

Course # - NFGL0006 FF Module 20: L.P. Gas Fires.

Taught by Instructor I

This module introduces participants to some of the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject area of Fire Control of Exterior Fires. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will participate in a live fire burn.

Pre-requisite: FF Modules 1-6

NOTE: The 8-hour Exterior Fires class can be taken along with the 6-hour LP Gas Fires class to receive credit for FF Track Module 12. Also, students are expected to have available personal protective equipment including SCBA.

Hours: 06

Course # - NFGL0008 FF Module 21: Exterior Fires

AFTA Approval needed. Taught by Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to some of the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1001 in the subject area of Fire Control of Exterior Fires. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will participate in a live fire burns.

Pre-requisite: FF Modules 1-6

NOTE: The 8-hour Exterior Fires class can be taken along with the 6-hour LP Gas Fires class to receive credit for FF Track Module 12. Also, students are expected to have available personal protective equipment including SCBA.

Hours: 08

Driver Operator Track

Courses in this track are designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to function as a fire department emergency vehicle driver and pump operator. Modules 1 - 4 are required for individuals to qualify to take the Driver Operator certification exam (Module 5). Module 6 is available for those who wish to take it separately from the D/O Track, but is not a requirement. Required manuals are available at the SAU Tech Bookcenter.

Course # - NFHA0080 Driver Operator Course

Taught by an Instructor I This is a comprehensive, 2-week course designed to introduce the knowledge and skills necessary for firefighters to function as an emergency vehicle operator and a pump operator. There will be homework assignments. This is a very compact course and participants should be prepared to endure numerous classroom presentations and outside, "hands-on" skill sessions. Successful completion of the course is required to qualify to sit for Arkansas Driver Operator Certification. Topics covered in the course are general; driving and operating, and pump operations. There will be written and skill evaluations throughout the course and comprehensive testing for certification purposes.

Pre-requisites: Firefighter I Certification

NOTE: Students are expected to bring personal protective equipment to class.

Hours: 80

MODULES 1-4 REFLECT A MODULAR DELIVERY OF THE MATERIAL FOUND IN THE COMPREHENSIVE DRIVER OPERATOR CLASS. IT IS DESIGNED TO GIVE VOLUNTEER AND RURAL FIREFIGHTERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE THE SAME TRAINING OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.

Course # - NFHA0016 DO Module 1: Introduction to Driving and Operating Fire Apparatus, Pump Operations & Operating Emergency Vehicles.

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1002 in the subject areas of Driving & Operating Fire Apparatus, Operating Fire Pumps, Fire Apparatus, and Operating Emergency Vehicles. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will practice driving emergency vehicle apparatus and operating fire pumps in this module.

Pre-requisites: Firefighter I Certification.

NOTE: Individuals not meeting the Firefighter I pre-requisite may take the course but may not sit for the certification evaluation. PPE is required.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFHB0016 DO Module 2: Water, Theory and Foam -

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1002 in the subject areas of Positioning & Spotting Fire Apparatus, Water Supplies, Static Water Sources, Fire Pump Theory, and Foam. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will practice positioning and spotting emergency vehicle apparatus and producing foam streams from fire apparatus.

Pre-requisites: Firefighter I Certification

NOTE: Individuals not meeting the Firefighter I pre-requisite may take the course but may not sit for the certification evaluation. PPE is required.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFHC0016 DO Module 3: Hydraulics

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1002 in the subject areas of Fire Hose Nozzles, Pressure Calculations, and Flow Rate Calculations. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will practice calculating and applying fire flow formulas.

Pre-requisites: Firefighter I Certification.

NOTE: Individuals not meeting the Firefighter I pre-requisite may take the course but may not sit for the certification evaluation. PPE is required.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFHD0016 DO Module 4: Pump Operations

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1002 in the subject areas of Operating Pumps, Relay Pumping, and Apparatus Testing. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will practice various pumping evolutions and testing fire apparatus.

Pre-requisites: DO Modules 1, 2, & 3.

NOTE: Individuals not meeting the Firefighter I pre-requisite for previous modules may take the course but may not sit for the certification evaluation.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFHF0008 DO Module 5: Written & Skill Evaluation

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module evaluates the participants on their knowledge and skills pertaining to emergency vehicle operations and pump operations as called for in NFPA 1002. All candidates must participate in both the written and skill evaluations. Candidates must score 70% or greater on the written exam and pass the skills exam to become Arkansas Driver Operator Certified.

Pre-requisite: Firefighter I Certification & DO Modules 1-5

Hours: 8

NOTE: Module 6 is a stand alone class that is not part of Driver Operator Certification.

Course # - NFHE0016 DO Module 6: Water Shuttle Operations

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1002 in the subject area of Water Shuttle Operations. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will practice water shuttle operations, dumping water into a dump tank, and pumping the apparatus during water shuttle operations.

Pre-Requisites: Intro and PPE

Hours: 16

Fire Inspector Track

Courses in this track are designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to function as fire inspectors and plans reviewers.

Course # - NFKA0040 Inspector-I Course

Taught by an Instructor I.

This is a comprehensive, 1-week course designed to introduce the knowledge and skills necessary for fire inspectors to conduct basic fire inspections and apply codes and standards. Successful completion of the course is required to qualify to sit for Arkansas Fire Inspector-I Certification exam. Topics covered in the course are program general knowledge and skills, administration, & field inspection.

Pre-requisites: Hazardous Materials Awareness

Hours: 40

Course # - NFKB0024 INSP Module 1: NFA Introduction to Fire Inspection Principles & Practices

Taught by an Instructor I.
Helps the new (less than six months experience) fire inspector understand the scope of knowledge required and identifies the various steps in the inspection process.

Pre-requisites: None. However, the target audience is for new or potential fire inspectors.

Hours: 24

Fire Service Instructor Track

Courses in this track are designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to function as fire service instructors. Modules 1 - 3 are required for individuals to qualify to take the Fire Service Instructor I certification exam. The required manual is available at the SAU Tech Bookcenter.

Course # - NFIA0040 Fire Service Instructor-I Course

Taught by an Instructor I.

This is a comprehensive, 1-week course designed to introduce the knowledge and skills necessary for fire service instructors to deliver instruction effectively from a prepared lesson plan, including instructional aids and evaluation instruments; adapt lesson plans to the unique requirements of the students; organize the learning environment so that learning is maximized; and meet the record-keeping requirements. There will be pre-course reading assignments and homework assignments each evening. This is a very compact course and participants should be prepared to endure numerous classroom presentations and labor-intensive skill application. Successful completion of the course is required to qualify to sit for Arkansas Fire Service Instructor-I Certification exam. Topics covered in the course are program management, instructional development, instructional delivery, & evaluation and testing. There will be written and skill evaluation for certification purposes.

Pre-requisites: Firefighter I Certification or FF Track Module 2

Hours: 40

MODULES 1-3 REFLECT A MODULAR DELIVERY OF THE MATERIAL FOUND IN THE COMPREHENSIVE FIRE SERVICE INSTRUCTOR-I CLASS. IT IS DESIGNED TO GIVE VOLUNTEER AND RURAL FIREFIGHTERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE THE SAME TRAINING OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.

Course # - NFIA0016 FSI Module 1: Introduction to Fire Service Instruction, Instructional Challenges, Instructional Delivery, Psychology of Learning, Lesson Plan, Instructional Media Aids, & Presentations

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1041, Chapter 4, in the subject areas of Instructional Challenges, Instructional Delivery, Psychology of Learning, the Lesson Plan, Instructional Media Aids, & Presentations. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Students will show how to use a lesson plan for instructional deliveries. Short presentations and record-keeping practices will also be part of the class.

Pre-requisites: Firefighter I Certification or FF Track Module 2.

NOTE: There will be a written exam covering the material presented in this module at the end of the training. This module replaces the old ITCO course and meets the criteria for individuals seeking Certified Training Officer Status. Individuals with CTO status or having previously completed the ITCO training successfully, need not retake this module.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFIB0008 FSI Module 2: Safety in Fire Service Training, Testing and Evaluation, & Legal Considerations in Training

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1041, Chapter 4, in the subject areas of Safety in Training, Testing and Evaluation, & Legal Considerations. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Students will demonstrate how to use testing and evaluation results to enhance student learning. Safety and Legal issues will also be discussed.

Pre-requisites: FSI Module 1 or CTO status or ITCO course. For individuals with CTO or ITCO seeking to complete the "Bridge" program, the FSI Module 2 is the beginning point.

NOTE: A written exam will be administered at the conclusion of the training session covering the material discussed in the module.

Hours: 8

Course # - NFIC0016 FSI Module 3: Field Application & Preparation, and Practical Evaluation

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module allows participants to apply their knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1041, Chapter 4, by preparing and delivering a prepared fire service lesson plan. Students will be evaluated on the delivery of their presentation.

Pre-requisites: FSI Module 2.

Hours: 16

Fire Investigator Track

Courses in this track are designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to conduct, coordinate, and complete a fire investigation.

Course # - NFLA0080 AFA Fire Arson Investigator Course

Taught by an Instructor I.

This is a comprehensive, 2-week course designed to introduce the knowledge and skills necessary for fire investigators to conduct, coordinate, and complete a fire investigation. Successful completion of the course is required to qualify to sit for Arkansas Fire Investigator Certification exam. Topics covered in the course are program general knowledge and skills, scene investigation, documenting the scene, evidence collection & preservation, interviewing, post-incident investigation, & presentations.

Pre-requisites: Hazardous Materials Awareness

Hours: 80

Course # - NFLB0014 INV Module 1: NFA Fire Arson Detection for First Responders

Provides training for the initial responder to recognize the signs of an intentionally set fire, preserve evidence, and properly report the information. Basic topics include: Fire behavior, critical observations of the first responder, fire cause, scene security and evidence preservation, legal considerations, and reporting of findings. Taught by an Instructor I.

Pre-requisites: The target audience is for fire service personnel with fire investigation job responsibilities.

Hours: 1

Fire Officer Track

This track is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to function as a Fire Officer within a fire department. Fire Officer I training and certification indicates a Fire Officer is trained to function at a supervisory level within a fire department. Fire Officer II indicates a Fire Officer II is trained to function at a supervisory/managerial level within a fire department. The comprehensive Fire Officer I course or modules 1-3 is required for individuals wishing to train or certify to the Fire Officer II level. Required manual is available at the SAU Tech Bookcenter.

Course # - NFJA0040 Fire Officer-I Course

Taught by an Instructor I.

This is a comprehensive 1-week course designed to introduce the knowledge and skills necessary for fire service personnel to function at the Fire Officer-I level. The knowledge and skills required to function at this level are identified in NFPA 1021-I, Chapter 4. Fire officers at this level are expected to function as supervisory personnel within the department. There will be homework assignments. This is a very comprehensive course and participants should be prepared to endure numerous classroom presentations and "hands-on" skill sessions. Topics covered in the course are general knowledge and skills; human resource management; community and government relations; administration; inspection and investigations; emergency services delivery; & health and safety. There will be written and skill evaluations throughout the course and comprehensive testing for certification purposes.

Pre-requisites: Firefighter II

NOTE: Individuals not meeting the Firefighter-II pre-requisite may take the course but not receive IFSAC certification.

Hours: 40

MODULES 1-3 REFLECT A MODULAR DELIVERY OF THE MATERIAL FOUND IN THE COMPREHENSIVE FIRE OFFICER-I CLASS. IT IS DESIGNED TO GIVE VOLUNTEER AND RURAL FIREFIGHTERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE THE SAME TRAINING OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.

Course # - NFJA0016 FO Module 1: Introduction to Fire Officer, Fire Department Structure, Company Officer Level Training, Company Officer Legal Considerations, the Company as a Group, Elements of Supervision and Management, & Labor Relations

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1021-I, Chapter 4, in the subject areas of Introduction to Fire Officer, Fire Department Structure, Company Officer Level Training, Company Officer Legal Considerations, the Company as a Group, Elements of Supervision and Management, & Labor Relations. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will practice the theories and concepts learned in the classroom through in-class scenarios and homework assignments.

Pre-requisites: Firefighter II

NOTE: Individuals not meeting the Firefighter II pre-requisite may take the course but may not sit for the certification evaluation.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFJB0016 FO Module 2: Information Management; Fire Department Communications; Pre-incident Planning; Incident Scene Communication; Incident Scene Management; Size-up & Incident Planning, and Action Plan Implementation

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1021-I, Chapter 4, in the subject areas of Information Management; Fire Department Communications; Pre-incident Planning; Incident Scene Communication; Incident Scene Management; Size-up & Incident Planning, and Action Plan Implementation. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will practice the theories and concepts learned in the classroom through in-class scenarios and homework assignments. Taught by an Instructor I.

Pre-requisites: Firefighter II

NOTE: Individuals not meeting the Firefighter II pre-requisite may take the course but may not sit for the certification evaluation.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFJC0008 FO Module 3: Community Awareness; Fire Investigation, and FF Health & Safety

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1021-I, Chapter 4, in the subject areas of Information Management; Fire Department Communications; Pre-incident Planning; Incident Scene Communication; Incident Scene Management; Size-up & Incident Planning, and Action Plan Implementation. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will practice the theories and concepts learned in the classroom through in-class scenarios and homework assignments.

Pre-requisites: FO Modules 1 & 2.

NOTE: Individuals not meeting the Firefighter II pre-requisite may take the course but may not sit for the certification evaluation.

Hours: 08

Course # - NFJD0040 Fire Officer-II Course

Taught by an Instructor I.

This is a comprehensive, 1-week course designed to introduce the knowledge and skills necessary for fire service personnel to function at the Fire Officer-II level. The knowledge and skills required to function at this level are identified in NFPA 1021-I, Chapter 5. Fire officers at this level are trained to function at the supervisory and managerial level within the department. There will be homework assignments. This is a very comprehensive course and participants should be prepared to endure numerous classroom presentations and "hands-on" skill sessions. Topics covered in the course are General knowledge and skills; human resource management; community and government relations; administration; inspection and investigations; emergency services delivery; & health and safety. There will be written and skill evaluations throughout the course and comprehensive testing for certification purposes.

Pre-requisites: Fire Officer-I & Fire Service Instructor-I

NOTE: Students without IFSAC certification for Officer I and Fire Service Instructor I may take Officer II upon completion of Officer I but not receive IFSAC certification.

Hours: 40

MODULES 4-6 REFLECT A MODULAR DELIVERY OF THE MATERIAL FOUND IN THE COMPREHENSIVE FIRE OFFICER-II CLASS. IT IS DESIGNED TO GIVE VOLUNTEER AND RURAL FIREFIGHTERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE THE SAME TRAINING OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.

Course # - NFJD0016 FO Module 4: Introduction to Fire Officer, Human Resource Management, Managing Affirmative Action, Discipline, Leadership as Group Influence, & Budgeting

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1021-I, Chapter 5, in the subject areas of Introduction to Fire Officer, Human Resource Management, Managing Affirmative Action, Discipline, Leadership as Group Influence, & Budgeting. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will practice the theories and concepts learned in the classroom through in-class scenarios and homework assignments.

Pre-requisites: Fire Officer-I & Fire Service Instructor-I

NOTE: Students without IFSAC certification for Officer I and Fire Service Instructor I may take Officer II upon completion of Officer I but not receive IFSAC certification.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFJE0016 FO Module 5: Employee Evaluation, Fire & Life Safety Inspections, Accident Investigation & Prevention, Fire Scene Investigation, Strategic Planning for Emergency Operations, & Organizational Communication

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1021-I, Chapter 5, in the subject areas of Employee Evaluation, Fire & Life Safety Inspections, Accident Investigation & Prevention, Fire Scene Investigation, Strategic Planning for Emergency Operations, & Organizational Communication. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will practice the theories and concepts learned in the classroom through in-class scenarios and homework assignments.

Pre-requisites: Fire Officer-I & Fire Service Instructor-I

NOTE: Students without IFSAC certification for Officer I and Fire Service Instructor I may take Officer II upon completion of Officer I but not receive IFSAC certification.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFJF0008 FO Module 6: Government Structure, Public Education, & Structure Fire Simulations

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module introduces participants to the knowledge and skills called for in NFPA 1021-I, Chapter 5, in the subject areas of Government Structure, Public Education, & Structure Fire Simulations. There will be both classroom and "hands-on" application. Student will practice the theories and concepts learned in the classroom through in-class scenarios and homework assignments. The certification evaluation will be given to those qualifying at the end of this module.

Pre-requisites: FO Modules 4 & 5

Hours: 08

Course #- NFJG0016 FO Module 7: NFA Building Construction (Combustible)

This module is a National Fire Academy class and focuses on providing a basic understanding of how the construction type, alternative design, and materials influence a building's reaction to fire. This particular module focuses on combustible materials. Taught by an Instructor I.

Pre-requisites: None. However, it is recommended for certified firefighters, company-level officers, training officers, & code enforcement personnel.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFJH0016 FO Module 8: NFA Building Construction (Non-Combustible)

This module is a National Fire Academy class and focuses on providing a basic understanding of how the construction type, alternative design, and materials influence a buildings reaction to fire. This particular module focuses on non-combustible materials. Taught by an Instructor I.

Pre-requisites: None. However, it is recommended for certified firefighters, company-level officers, training officers, & code enforcement personnel.

Hours: 16

National Fire Academy Courses

Course # - NFJI0016 FO Module 9: NFA Incident Command System

Taught by an Instructor I.

This module is a National Fire Academy class introduces ICS to fire service officers and other emergency managers, who use, deploy, implement, and/or function within an incident command organization.

Pre-requisites: None. However, it is recommended for certified firefighters, company-level officers, training officers, & others operating at the emergency scene.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFJK0016 FO Module 10: NFA MCTO: Preparation

Taught by an Instructor I.

This course is designed to develop your attitude, knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively provide initial command. You will also develop your knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively implement and manage tactical operations. This is the first of three courses in the series. This course is designed to: develop supervisory and management skills in structural firefighting operations, examine critical elements of pre-incident preparation for structural firefighting operations, examine the company commander's role in fireground operations, company readiness, communications process, building construction, and fire behavior.

Pre-requisites: None. However, it is recommended for certified firefighters, company-level officers, training officers, & others operating at the emergency scene.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFJL0016 FO Module 11: NFA MCTO: Decision Making

Taught by an Instructor I.

This second of three courses continues to teach the skills and abilities needed to provide effective initial command and to implement and manage tactical operations. This course is designed to develop supervisory and management skills in structural firefighting operation, examine critical elements of situation assessment and decision making for structural firefighting operations.

Pre-requisites: None. However, it is recommended for certified firefighters, company-level officers, training officers, & others operating at the emergency scene.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFJM0016 FO Module 12: NFA MCTO: Tactics

Taught by an Instructor I.

This course is designed to develop your attitude, knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively provide initial command. The student will develop your knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively implement and manage tactical operations. This is the third of three courses in the series. This course is designed to: apply supervisory and management skills in structural firefighting operations, examine critical elements of pre-incident and incident preparation for structural firefighting operations, implement the company commander's role in fireground operations, company readiness, communications process, building construction, and fire behavior.

Pre-requisites: None. However, it is recommended for certified firefighters, company-level officers, training officers, & others operating at the emergency scene.

Hours: 16

Course #- NFJN0016 FO Module 13: NFA FF Health & Safety: Program Implementation & Management

Taught by an Instructor I.

This course teaches the major components of a successful health and safety program, including the steps to take, and outside resources available. It emphasizes the responsibility of the department to train employees about safety, to create as safe a work environment as possible, and to correct unsafe behavior according to established standards and policies. It also covers: building a positive attitude toward safety; understanding laws, standards, and regulations; developing a health and fitness program; developing resistance to stress; emergency scene safety; and safety investigation and analysis.

Pre-requisites: None. However, it is recommended for certified firefighters, company-level officers, training officers, & chief officers.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFJO0016 FO Module 14: NFA Incident Command for Structural Collapse

The purpose of this course is to provide fire officers with an understanding of command operations at structural collapse incidents. Taught by an Instructor I.

Pre-requisites: None. However, it is recommended for certified firefighters, company-level officers, training officers, & chief officers.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFJP0016 FO Module 15: NFA Incident Safety Officer

Taught by an Instructor I.

This course examines the safety officer's role at emergency response situations. A specific focus on operations within an Incident Command System as a safety officer is a main theme.

Pre-requisites: None. However, it is targeted for those with Safety Officer responsibilities during emergency operations.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFJQ0016 FO Module 16: NFA Managing in a Changing Environment
This course covers the skills and techniques mid-level managers need. It also gives an overview of various influences affecting fire service operations.

Taught by an Instructor I.

Pre-requisites: None. However, it is recommended for company-level officers, administrative officers, & chief officers.

Course # - NFJR0012 FO Module 17: NFA Leadership I

Taught by an Instructor I.

Addresses techniques and approaches to problem solving, identifying and assessing the needs of the company officer's subordinates, and effectively running meetings in the fire service environment.

Pre-requisites: None. However, it is recommended for company-level officers, training officers, & individuals preparing for promotion to the company officer level.

Hours: 12

Course #- NFJS0012 FO Module 18: NFA Leadership II

Taught by an Instructor I.

Addresses ethics, use and abuse of power at the company officer level, creativity in the fire service environment, and managing the multiple role of the company officer.

Pre-requisites: None. However, it is recommended for company-level officers, training officers, & individuals preparing for promotion to the company officer level.

Hours: 12

Course # - NFJT0012 FO Module 19: NFA Leadership III

Taught by an Instructor I.

Covers motivating others, interpersonal communications, Addresses when and how to delegate to subordinates, assessing personal leadership styles through situational leadership, when and how to discipline subordinates, and coaching/motivating techniques for management level personnel.

Pre-requisites: None. However, it is recommended for company-level officers, training officers, & individuals preparing for promotion to the company officer level.

Hours: 12

Course # - NFJU0040 FO Module 20: NFA Fire Cause Determination for Company Officers

Taught by an Instructor I.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be better prepared to make observations and gather information that will assist in identifying area(s) of origin, and assess the need for additional assistance and probable cause of a fire. Subjects include but are not limited to, behavior of fire, determining area of origin, accidental and incendiary fire cause determination, fire scene examinations, motives of the firesetter, vehicle fires, legal aspects (court testimony), and handling/preservation of evidence.

Pre-requisites: Company-level officers & chief officers whose departments do not have a formalized fire investigation unit or responsibility.

Hours: 40

Course # - NFJV0016 FO Module 21: NFA Health & Safety Officer

Taught by an Instructor I.

This course covers identifying, evaluating, and implementing policy and procedure for emergency responders. It also covers risk analysis, wellness issues, and other occupational safety issues.

Pre-requisites: None. However, the target audience consists of individuals who have department-level health and safety responsibilities. Persons taking this course should have a working knowledge of the ICS, as taught by NFA, applicable NFPA and OSHA requirements and recommendations, and responsibility for setting policy for the department on such issues.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFJW0016 FO Module 22: NFA Infectious Control for Emergency Response

Taught by an Instructor I.

The course includes principles of disease transmission, health maintenance, personal protective equipment, incident operations and recovery, post-exposure, compliance with OSHA regulations, and station issues.

Pre-requisites: None.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFJX0160 Chief Fire Officer Curriculum: 4-Session Format

This program is designed for Company Officers who aspire to promote to Chief Officer, or for recently promoted Chief Officers. The program is based on the National Fire Academy Chief Officer Training Curriculum and will cover the following topics: Leadership, Human Resource Development, Community Risk Reduction, and Operations. The course will be offered in 4 sessions with each session consisting of one week. Typically there is about a 2-month break between sessions. Taught by an Instructor I.

Prerequisites: Current Chief Officer or a letter or recommendation from your Chief.

Hours: 160

Course # - NFJY0160 Chief Fire Officer Curriculum: 10-Session Format

Same as NFHA160 but offered in 10 sessions with each session 16 hours in length (2-days). This format will accommodate rural and volunteer firefighters who have weekday work schedules as well as career firefighters that have other obligations during the week. Classes are held approximately 1-weekend per month. Taught by an Instructor I.

Prerequisites: Current Chief Officer or a letter or recommendation from your Chief.

Hours: 16

Rescue Track

Courses in this track are designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to conduct various aspects of fire service rescue functions. The training modules are based on NFPA 1006 Minimum Standards for Rescue Technician.

Course # - NFNA0032 Basic Rescue Technician Course

AFTA Approval needed. Taught by an Instructor I.

This is a comprehensive, 32-hour course designed to introduce the knowledge and skills necessary for rescue personnel to meet the job performance requirements of NFPA 1006, Chapter 5. Topics covered in this course include: general requirements, site operations, victim management, maintenance, and ropes & rigging. Participants must successfully complete this course and one specialty rescue course to sit for certification at the Rescue Technician level.

Pre-requisites: Hazardous Materials Awareness

Hours: 32

Course # - NFNB0016 RES Module 1: Basic Rappelling

AFTA Approval needed. Taught by an Instructor I.

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skill to conduct basic rigging and participate in rappelling activities. Participants learn ICS, Anchor Knots, Anchors, Belays, Decent Controls and Safety. This course meets components of NFPA 1006, Chapter 6

Pre-requisite: FF Module 2: Personal Protective Equipment

Hours: 16

Course #- NFNK0016 Module 2: Basic Rope Rescue

Taught by an Instructor I.

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skill to conduct rope rescue. Participants learn Rigging Knots, Review of Anchors and Belays, Pulleys, Gibbs, Prussiks, Jumars, Knot pulleys, and Rigging 2:1-3; 1-4; 1-9:1. This course meets components of NFPA 1006, chapter 6

Pre-requisite: Module 1: Basic Rappelling

Hours: 16

Course # - NFNC0016 Module 3: Tactical Rope Rescue

AFTA Approval needed. Taught by an Instructor I.

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct tactical rope rescues. Participants learn the various techniques affiliated with rope rescue. This course is a combination of the Module 1: Basic Rappelling and Module 2: Basic Rope Rescue. This course meets the components of NFPA 1006, Chapter 6

Pre-requisite: FF Module 2 Personal Protective Equipment

Hours: 24 (No Review of Previous Skills)

Course # - NFND0016 RES Module 4: Confined Space

AFTA Approval needed. Taught by an Instructor I.

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to function in confined space rescue operations. Participants learn the various job functions affiliated with entering confined spaces. This course meets components of NFPA 1006, Chapter 9.

Pre-Requisites: FF Module 2: PPE.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFNE0016 RES Module 5: Trench Rescue

AFTA Approval needed. Taught by an Instructor I.

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to function at trench rescue incidents. Participants learn the various job functions affiliated with working around trench collapse incidents. This course meets components of NFPA 1006, Chapter 11.

Pre-Requisites: FF Module 2: PPE.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFNF0016 RES Module 6: Rapid Intervention Teams

AFTA Approval needed .Taught by an Instructor I.

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to function as part of a rapid intervention team. Participants learn the various job functions affiliated with serving as a rapid intervention team member. The text "Rapid Intervention Team" is used for this course. This course meets components of NFPA 1500, Chapter 8.

Pre-Requisites: FF Modules 1 & 2 and FF Module 9b: Basic Search and Rescue.

Hours: 24

Course # - NFNG0016 RES Module 7: School Bus Extrication

Taught by an Instructor I.

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to function as part of the school bus extrication team. Participants learn the various job functions and safety features of performing school bus extrication. This course meets components of NFPA 1006, Chapter 8.

Pre-Requisites: FF Module 13: Auto Extrication.

Hours: 16

Course #- NFNH0016 RES Module 8: Rough Terrain & Mountain Rescue I. AFA approval needed.

Taught by an Instructor I.

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to function as part of the wilderness rescue team. Participants learn the various job functions affiliated with hazards of wilderness rescue. This course meets components of NFPA 1006, Chapter 14.

Pre-Requisites: FF Module 2: PPE.

Hours: 16

Course #- NFNI0016 RES Module 9: Rough Terrain & Mountain Rescue II

AFTA Approval needed. Taught by an Instructor I.

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to function as part of the wilderness rescue team. Participants learn the various job functions affiliated with hazards of wilderness rescue. This course meets components of NFPA 1006, Chapter 14.

Pre-Requisites: RES Module 8: RTMR-I.

Hours: 16

Course # - NFNJ0016 RES Module 10: Rough Terrain & Mountain Rescue III.

AFTA approval needed. Taught by an Instructor I.

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to function as part of the wilderness rescue team. Participants learn the various job functions affiliated with hazards of wilderness rescue. This course meets components of NFPA 1006, Chapter 14.

Pre-Requisites: RES Module 9: RTMR-II.

Hours: 16

EMS Courses

Course # - NFOA0200: Emergency Medical Technician

Prepares students for National Registry and Arkansas Department of Health certification, covers emergency care of injured, stabilization of patients, rescue procedures, transportation to hospital and working within an Incident Command System. Students will be required to furnish their own personal equipment.

Pre-requisite: Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider or American Red Cross Professional Provider C.P.R. Cards.

Hours: 200

Course # - NFOB0025: EMT Refresher

Covers emergency care of injured, stabilization of patients, rescue procedures, transportation to hospital and working within an Incident Command System. Students will be required to furnish their own personal equipment.

Pre-requisite: Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider or American Red Cross Professional Provider C.P.R. Card and a current E.M.T.

Hours: 25

Course # - NFOC0040: First Responder

Designed to teach students emergency care for trauma patient, splinting techniques, bleeding control, rescue procedures, how to prepare a patient for transport, stabilization of patient.

Pre-requisite: Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider or American Red Cross Professional Provider C.P.R. Card

Hours: 40


* Driver/Operator course-Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator
** Inspector I
*** Instructor I course-Fire & Emergency Services Instructor-7th Edition
**** Instructor II Course-Fire 7 Emergency Service Instructor-7th Edition
***** Rapid Intervention Team=Rapid Intervention Team

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