The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) Firefighter Basic Online program is delivered in the modular form as prescribed by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, and meets the cognitive requirements for Firefighter Basic certification. The practical requirements are the responsibility of the student, under the direction of their own fire department. A student practical package will be provided to guide and document student performance. The Online Firefighter Basic Course consists of 23 subject areas delivered from the IFSI Online Classroom. The online classroom provides an overview of each subject, defines learning objectives, outline reading assignments, audio lectures, chat sessions, student assignments, and electronic quizzes. Students should be familiar with the use of the computer and have access to the Internet. Module Subjects are as Follows: Module A: Orientation/Organization - Fire Behavior - Safety - Building Construction - Communications -SCBA - Ropes and Knots - Portable Extinguishers Module B: Apparatus Familiarization - Ladders - Fire Hose/Appliances - Nozzles and Streams - Water Supply - Forcible Entry - Ventilation Module C: Search and Rescue - Fire Control - Loss Control - Preserving Evidence - Fire Detection/Alarms - Wildland Firefighting - Firefighter Survival - Fire Prevention/Public Education Modules are intended to be taken in order. An exception may be given by the Firefighting Program Director or Distance Learning Program Director.
There are no prerequisites to taking this course
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