Illinois Fire Service Institute

 

Essentials I : 16 Hours

Student Fee

Class specific

Course Description

This is the first class of a series laying the foundation for basic fire fighting skills and "hands on" activities of a first responder. Beginning with personal safety, fire behavior, the hands-on fundamentals of utilizing self contained breathing apparatus, ladder raising and climbing skills as well as hose loads and advances. A portion of class will deal with the rudimentary principles of pumping apparatus for the purpose of maintaining an adequate fire stream. Although thorough in its scope, this should be considered a starting point for departments with a young and inexperienced roster. A great class for the veterans to refresh their skills and mentor the new firefighters on the department rolls. NOTE: Protective Clothing Required -- Participants must furnish approved helmet, turn out gear, eye protection, gloves, SCBA and boots for this class. This course is delivered at local fire departments


This course is part of the following Program

  • cornerstone

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to taking this course


If you have specific questions about this course contact SEAN BURKE

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact your regional representative or SEAN BURKE .

If you are not sure who your regional representative is, take a look at this map. It is color coded by county. The regional representatives are listed below.

Applicable Credits

As of 09/25/2017

CFR

Some of the practical skills meet objectives
OSHA 29CFR1910 1910.134 Respiratory Protection A, B-1, B-2, C
OSHA 29CFR1910 1910.135, 136,138 Head, Foot & Hand Protection
OSHA 29CFR1910 1910.156 Fire Brigades
OSHA 29CFR1910 1910.157 Extinguishers

NFPA

Some practical skills meet objectives under NFPA Standard
1001 Firefighter Professional Qualifications - Basic        
1404 Fire Department Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Program
1901 Automotive Fire Apparatus
1931 Fire Department Ground Ladders
1961, 62, 63, 64 Fire Hose, Care and Use and Service Testing, Couplings, Nozzles,
1971 Protective Ensemble for Structural Fire Fighting
1981 Open Circuit Self Contained Breathing Apparatus for the Fire Service

OSFM Certification

All practical skills are direct Certified Fire Fighter II or Certified Basic skill objectives

Upcoming Classes

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