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 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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carbondale Sat, Dec 5 2020 -
Sun, Dec 6 2020
(PRACTICAL SESSION #9: CARBONDALE RTC, 110 S. BIGLER ROAD, CARBONDALE, IL 62901)

charleston Sat, Dec 5 2020 -
Sun, Dec 6 2020
(PRACTICAL SESSION #9: CHARLESTON FD, 1251 W MADISON, CHARLESTON, IL 61920)

rockford Sat, Dec 5 2020 -
Sun, Dec 6 2020
(Practical Session #9: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

chillicothe Sat, Dec 5 2020 -
Sun, Dec 6 2020
(Practical Session #9: Chillicothe FD, 217 W Chestnut Street, Chillicothe, IL 61523)

rockford Sat, Jan 9 2021 -
Sat, Jan 9 2021
(Mandatory Orientation Day, Cherry Valley FPD, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Mon, Jan 18 2021 -
Mon, Jan 18 2021
(Online session - Specific due dates will be communicated at orientation. FP Online: 202101129)

Sat, Jan 30 2021 -
Sun, Jan 31 2021
(Practical Session #1: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Feb 13 2021 -
Sun, Feb 14 2021
(Practical Session #2: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Feb 27 2021 -
Sun, Feb 28 2021
(Practical Session #3: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Mar 13 2021 -
Sun, Mar 14 2021
(Practical Session #4: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Mar 27 2021 -
Sun, Mar 28 2021
(Practical Session #5: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, Apr 17 2021 -
Sun, Apr 18 2021
(Practical Session #6: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, May 1 2021 -
Sun, May 2 2021
(Practical Session #7: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, May 15 2021 -
Sun, May 16 2021
(Practical Session #8: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

Sat, May 22 2021 -
Sun, May 23 2021
(Practical Session #9: Cherry Valley FPD Training Facility, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109)

swansea Sat, Jan 9 2021 -
Sat, Jan 9 2021
(Mandatory Orientation Day, Swansea Fire Dept., 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-2958)

Mon, Jan 18 2021 -
Mon, Jan 18 2021
(Online session - Specific due dates will be communicated at orientation. FP Online: 202101129)

Sat, Jan 30 2021 -
Sun, Jan 31 2021
(Practical Session #1: Swansea Fire Department, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Sat, Feb 13 2021 -
Sun, Feb 14 2021
(Practical Session #2: Swansea Fire Department, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Sat, Feb 27 2021 -
Sun, Feb 28 2021
(Practical Session #3: Swansea Fire Department, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Sat, Mar 13 2021 -
Sun, Mar 14 2021
(Practical Session #4: Swansea Fire Department, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Sat, Mar 27 2021 -
Sun, Mar 28 2021
(Practical Session #5: Swansea Fire Department, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Sat, Apr 17 2021 -
Sun, Apr 18 2021
(Practical Session #6: Swansea Fire Department, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Sat, May 1 2021 -
Sun, May 2 2021
(Practical Session #7: Swansea Fire Department, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Sat, May 15 2021 -
Sun, May 16 2021
(Practical Session #8: Swansea Fire Department, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

Sat, May 22 2021 -
Sun, May 23 2021
(Practical Session #9: Swansea Fire Department, 144 Huntwood Road, Swansea, IL 62226-1958)

sherman Sat, Jan 9 2021 -
Sat, Jan 9 2021
(Mandatory Orientation Day, Sherman FD, 2215 E Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Mon, Jan 18 2021 -
Mon, Jan 18 2021
(Online session - Specific due dates will be communicated at orientation. FP Online: 202101129)

Sat, Jan 30 2021 -
Sun, Jan 31 2021
(Practical Session #1: Sherman FD, 2215 E Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Sat, Feb 13 2021 -
Sun, Feb 14 2021
(Practical Session #2: Sherman FD, 2215 E Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Sat, Feb 27 2021 -
Sun, Feb 28 2021
(Practical Session #3: Sherman FD, 2215 E Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Sat, Mar 13 2021 -
Sun, Mar 14 2021
(Practical Session #4: Sherman FD, 2215 E Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Sat, Mar 27 2021 -
Sun, Mar 28 2021
(Practical Session #5: Sherman FD, 2215 E Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Sat, Apr 17 2021 -
Sun, Apr 18 2021
(Practical Session #6: Sherman FD, 2215 E Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Sat, May 1 2021 -
Sun, May 2 2021
(Practical Session #7: Sherman FD, 2215 E Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Sat, May 15 2021 -
Sun, May 16 2021
(Practical Session #8: Sherman FD, 2215 E Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

Sat, May 22 2021 -
Sun, May 23 2021
(Practical Session #9: Sherman FD, 2215 E Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684-9644)

streator Sat, Jan 9 2021 -
Sat, Jan 9 2021
(Mandatory Orientation Day, Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364-4011)

Mon, Jan 18 2021 -
Mon, Jan 18 2021
(Online session - Specific due dates will be communicated at orientation. FP Online: 202101129)

Sat, Jan 30 2021 -
Sun, Jan 31 2021
(Practical Session #1: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364-4011)

Sat, Feb 13 2021 -
Sun, Feb 14 2021
(Practical Session #2: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364-4011)

Sat, Feb 27 2021 -
Sun, Feb 28 2021
(Practical Session #3: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364-4011)

Sat, Mar 13 2021 -
Sun, Mar 14 2021
(Practical Session #4: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364-4011)

Sat, Mar 27 2021 -
Sun, Mar 28 2021
(Practical Session #5: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364-4011)

Sat, Apr 17 2021 -
Sun, Apr 18 2021
(Practical Session #6: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364-4011)

Sat, May 1 2021 -
Sun, May 2 2021
(Practical Session #7: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364-4011)

Sat, May 15 2021 -
Sun, May 16 2021
(Practical Session #8: Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364-4011)

Sat, May 22 2021 -
Sun, May 23 2021
(Practical Session #9:Streator FD, 300 W 10th, Streator, IL 61364-4011)

 
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