Essentials I

Essentials I : 16.00 Hours

Course Description

Essentials I is the first installment in the Essentials Program. The Essentials Program is designed to introduce new and novice firefighters to essential skills in the fire service. Each level of the Essential Program, levels I, II, and III will introduce firefighters to skills that will build upon one another as participants progress through the program.

The Essentials Program is designed to meet the requirements of NFPA 1403 the Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions and parallels the Illinois Fire Service Institute’s Minimum Fire Fighter Training Guide. The scope of the Essential Program is to prepare personnel for supporting the station and exterior firefighting operations.

This Essentials I Course will immerse the firefighter in skills related to Orientation and Firefighter Safety, Personal Protective Equipment and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, Fire Department Apparatus, Hose and Fire Streams, Firefighting Tools and Equipment, Ground Ladders, Building Construction, and Fire Dynamics.

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


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

Additional Files

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Applicable Credits

Hours 4