Illinois Fire Service Institute

 

Basic Operations Firefighter / NFPA Firefighter I Blended : 277 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 – $6200.00
  • 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 $6,200.00

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


Informational Flyer

BOFInfoSheet2020.pdf


If you have specific questions about this course contact THOMAS SHUBERT

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact THOMAS SHUBERT 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

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champaign Sat, Dec 14 2019 -
Sun, Dec 15 2019
(Written and Practical Exam Session)

rockford Sat, Jan 4 2020 -
Sat, Jan 4 2020
(Mandatory Orientation Day - Cherry Valley FD 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sun, Jan 5 2020 -
Sun, Jan 5 2020
(Online session - specific due dates will be communicated at Orientation. FP ONLINE 202001414)

Sat, Jan 18 2020 -
Sun, Jan 19 2020
(Practical Session #1 Cherry Valley FD 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Feb 1 2020 -
Sun, Feb 2 2020
(Practical Session #2 Cherry Valley FD 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Feb 15 2020 -
Sun, Feb 16 2020
(Practical Session #3 Cherry Valley FD 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Feb 29 2020 -
Sun, Mar 1 2020
(Practical Session #4 Cherry Valley FD 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Mar 14 2020 -
Sun, Mar 15 2020
(Practical Session #5 Cherry Valley FD 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Mar 28 2020 -
Sun, Mar 29 2020
(Practical Session #6 Cherry Valley FD 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Apr 18 2020 -
Sun, Apr 19 2020
(Practical Session #7 Cherry Valley FD 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Apr 25 2020 -
Sun, Apr 26 2020
(Practical Session #8 Cherry Valley FD 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, May 2 2020 -
Sun, May 3 2020
(Practical Session #9 Cherry Valley FD 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Mon, May 4 2020 -
Sun, May 10 2020
(Online Session Only)

swansea Sat, Jan 4 2020 -
Sat, Jan 4 2020
(Mandatory Orientation Day Swansea Fire Department 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226)

Sun, Jan 5 2020 -
Sun, Jan 5 2020
(Online Session - Specific due dates will be communicated at Orientation. FP ONLINE 202001414)

Sat, Jan 18 2020 -
Sun, Jan 19 2020
(Practical Session #1 Swansea Fire Department 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226)

Sat, Feb 1 2020 -
Sun, Feb 2 2020
(Practical Session #2 Swansea Fire Department 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226)

Sat, Feb 15 2020 -
Sun, Feb 16 2020
(Practical Session #3 Swansea Fire Department 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226)

Sat, Feb 29 2020 -
Sun, Mar 1 2020
(Practical Session #4 Swansea Fire Department 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226)

Sat, Mar 14 2020 -
Sun, Mar 15 2020
(Practical Session #5 Swansea Fire Department 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226)

Sat, Mar 28 2020 -
Sun, Mar 29 2020
(Practical Session #6 Swansea Fire Department 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226)

Sat, Apr 18 2020 -
Sun, Apr 19 2020
(Practical Session #7 Swansea Fire Department 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226)

Sat, Apr 25 2020 -
Sun, Apr 26 2020
(Practical Session #8 Swansea Fire Department 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226)

Sat, May 2 2020 -
Sun, May 3 2020
(Practical Session #9 Swansea Fire Department 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226)

Mon, May 4 2020 -
Sun, May 10 2020
(Online Session Only)

washington Sat, Jan 4 2020 -
Sat, Jan 4 2020
(Mandatory Orientation Day - Washington Fire Department, 200 North Wilmor Road, Washington, IL 61571)

Sun, Jan 5 2020 -
Sun, Jan 5 2020
(Online Session - specific due dates will be communicated at Orientation. FP ONLINE 202001414)

Sat, Jan 18 2020 -
Sun, Jan 19 2020
(Practical Session #1 - Washington Fire Department 200 North Wilmor Road, Washington, IL 61571)

Sat, Feb 1 2020 -
Sun, Feb 2 2020
(Practical Session #2 - Washington Fire Department 200 North Wilmor Road, Washington, IL 61571)

Sat, Feb 15 2020 -
Sun, Feb 16 2020
(Practical Session #3 - Washington Fire Department 200 North Wilmor Road, Washington, IL 61571)

Sat, Feb 29 2020 -
Sun, Mar 1 2020
(Practical Session #4 - Washington Fire Department 200 North Wilmor Road, Washington, IL 61571)

Sat, Mar 14 2020 -
Sun, Mar 15 2020
(Practical Session #5 - Washington Fire Department 200 North Wilmor Road, Washington, IL 61571)

Sat, Mar 28 2020 -
Sun, Mar 29 2020
(Practical Session #6 - Washington Fire Department 200 North Wilmor Road, Washington, IL 61571)

Sat, Apr 18 2020 -
Sun, Apr 19 2020
(Practical Session #7 - Washington Fire Department 200 North Wilmor Road, Washington, IL 61571)

Sat, Apr 25 2020 -
Sun, Apr 26 2020
(Practical Session #8 - Washington Fire Department 200 North Wilmor Road, Washington, IL 61571)

Sat, May 2 2020 -
Sun, May 3 2020
(Practical Session #9 - Washington Fire Department 200 North Wilmor Road, Washington, IL 61571)

Mon, May 4 2020 -
Sun, May 10 2020
(Online Session Only)

Applicable Credits

 
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