Illinois Fire Service Institute


Essentials III : 16 Hours

Student Fee

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Course Description

This third Essentials class expands upon Essentials I and II and covers communication, tactical priorities, plus advanced SCBA and other evolutions. Related Fire Scene operational skills focus on proactive portions of the duties of the fire attack. Subjects like public education, pre-fire planning and its relationship to local building construction, calculating critical fire flow, and maintaining adequate fire streams are included in Essentials III. The class includes various evolutions working with obtaining and maintaining an adequate water supply, plus working with hand lines and/or master streams. Fire service rope practices for utilization on the fire ground for hoisting and other uses complete this module. 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


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.

Upcoming Classes

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watson Sat, Mar 10 2018 -
Sat, Mar 10 2018

watson Sun, Mar 18 2018 -
Sun, Mar 18 2018

sullivan Mon, May 7 2018 -
Mon, May 7 2018

Applicable Credits

As of 01/24/2018


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


All 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
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