Illinois Fire Service Institute


Down and Dirty Class A and Compressed Air Foam : 4.00 Hours

Course Description

This 4-hour course is designed for firefighters who are interested in class A foam and compressed air foam systems (CAFS). This course will provide firefighters, pump operators and fire officers with basic knowledge of class A foam and compressed air foam operations. Topics will include class A foam, compressed air foam systems, fire attack utilizing foam, foam system operations, and foam system maintenance. Students will engage in hands-on use of CAFS handlines and CAFS pump operations utilizing IFSI’s CAFS trailer or local CAFS equipped fire apparatus. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of class A and compressed air foam systems and their use for fire attack.


  Syllabus - DDCAFS.pdf


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact JOHN MCMANN

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Champaign, IL 61820
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Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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