The Basic Operations Firefighter course is designed to give new firefighters the practical and cognitive training needed to operate safely and effectively on the fire ground. This course exceeds the requirements outlined by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal for Basic Operations Firefighter training. Upon successful completion, the student will meet Illinois OSFM, ProBoard, and IFSAC NFPA Firefighter I requirements for certification. IFSI Basic Operations Firefighter focuses on an intense classroom and hands–on approach to firefighting, which promotes both skill competency and an understanding of the fire ground. Students complete numerous evolutions, which encourage them to apply their skills to a variety of scenarios.
This course offers the traditional Rope Rescue Operations content in a “Blended”, 5 week delivery format. During that time, students will have weekly online studies including viewing online presentations, chat sessions, student activities, and quizzes. This course offers the student weekly live interactivity with their instructor via the online classroom page. Students are also provided with presentations that have step-by step directions on how to perform rope rescue skills. Students use this instruction to practice and become proficient prior to the practical session conducted on the final weekend of the course. Students shall evaluate their health and physical abilities before considering this course. This SWMD course is approved by FEMA, ProBoard, and OSFM. The scope of this course is to prepare local responders to operate as a local member of a regional team within the NIMS at a CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive) WMD Event requiring statewide response that has resulted in the need for a low-angle rescue. This course provides those personnel with the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform rescues using rope systems. The class will cover the use of rope, rope equipment, hardware, construction of mechanical advantage systems, belay and safety systems, anchor systems, and patient packaging. Special consideration will be given to the policies of standard-making agencies such as OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, and others.
The State of Illinois Traffic Incident Management course is designed for First Responders who may be called to operate at traffic incidents. This course will teach First Responders how to operate in a safe and coordinated manner with other responder agencies to quickly clear traffic incidents from the roadway. Students will learn the need for proper Traffic Incident Management, how to establish a Traffic Incident Management Area, safe positioning of response vehicles, scene safety, and how to demobilize a Traffic Incident Management Area.