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TCFP 100 Basic Fire Suppression

468.00 Hours

 

 

Online and Resident Course  

Cost of Course $2,900.00

Resident (in Classroom Tuesday and Thursday 6-10p.m., Saturday 8a.m. to 5p.m.)

Classes begin 1st Wednesday of January, April and August of each year.

Online classes begin anytime based on student dates requested. The online class takes at least 120 days to complete. You must attend skills training the 1st and 3rd weekends of each month while enrolled in class.

You must complete the course with a 70 average to be eligible to take the state certification test.

Overview

The Basic Fire Suppression curriculum is designed to provide clear guidance that ensures adequate presentation of the information required to meet the Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Standard for Fire Firefighter Professional Qualifications, 2013 edition.

The Basic Fire Suppression curriculum is found in chapter 1 of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Curriculum Manual.

 

 TEXTBOOKS

Essentials of Fire Fighting (6th ed.) (2013) and Workbook. Stillwater, OK: Fire Protection Publications. International Fire Service Training Association.

Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th Edition Manual and Course Workbook Package
[36930]

 

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·        Essentials of Fire Fighting (6th Edition)

·      Course Workbook




Publisher: Fire Protection Publications
Edition: 6th Edition
Year: 2013
IFSTA Item Number: 36930

 

 

 

Requirements for Certification

 

 

(a) Fire protection personnel of any local government entity, who receive probationary or temporary appointment to structure fire protection duties, must be certified by the Commission within one year from the date of their appointment in a structural fire protection personnel position.

(b) Prior to being appointed to fire suppression duties or certified as fire protection personnel, the Commission must review and approve the applicants fingerprint based criminal history record information obtained from the Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The individual or fire department must follow the procedure established by the Department of Public Safety to initiate and complete the electronic fingerprint process. The results will be available to the Commission through the Department of Public Safety's data base. The Commission will follow the criteria established in Title 37 Chapter 403 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) for denying a person certification based on the results of the fingerprint based criminal history record check.

(c) Prior to being appointed to fire suppression duties, personnel must complete a Commission-approved basic structure fire suppression program and successfully complete a Commission recognized emergency medical course. The individual must successfully pass the Commission examination pertaining to that curriculum as required by §423.3 of this title. The Commission recognizes the following emergency medical training:

  (1) Department of State Health Services Emergency Medical Service Personnel certification training;

  (2) an American Red Cross Emergency Response course, including the optional lessons and enrichment sections;

  (3) an American Safety and Health Institute First Responder course;

  (4) National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certification; or

  (5) medical training deemed equivalent by the Commission.

(d) Personnel holding any level of structure fire protection personnel certification must comply with the continuing education requirements specified in §441.7 of this title (relating to Continuing Education for Structure Fire Protection Personnel).

 

Certification Level

TCFP Section Number

NFPA 1001 Chapter

Fire Fighter I

101

5

Fire Fighter II

102

6

 

 

FIREFIGHTER I CURRICULUM OUTLINE

SECTION

SUBJECT

RECOMMENDED
HOURS

101-5.1

General

 

101-5.2

Fire Department Communications

 

101-5.3

Fireground Operations

 

101-5.4

(Reserved for future use)

 

101-5.5

Preparedness and Maintenance

 

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED HOURS

294

 

FIREFIGHTER II CURRICULUM OUTLINE

SECTION

SUBJECT

RECOMMENDED
HOURS

102-6.1

General

 

102-6.2

Fire Department Communications

 

102-6.3

Fireground Operations

 

102-6.4

Rescue Operations

 

102-6.5

Fire and Life Safety Initiatives, Preparedness and Maintenance

 

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED HOURS

140

 

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AWARENESS AND OPERATIONS
CURRICULUM OUTLINES

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AWARENESS CURRICULUM OUTLINE

SECTION

SUBJECT

RECOMMENDED
HOURS

601-4.1

General

 

601-4.2

Analyzing the Incident

 

601-4.3

Planning the Response – Reserved – None required at this level

 

601-4.4

Implementing the Planned Response

 

601-4.5

Evaluating Progress – Reserved – None required at this level

 

601-4.6

Terminating the Incident – Reserved – None required at this level

 

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED HOURS

8

 

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OPERATIONS CURRICULUM OUTLINE

SECTION

SUBJECT

RECOMMENDED
HOURS

602-5.1

General

 

602-5.2

Analyzing the Incident

 

602-5.3

Planning the Response

 

602-5.4

Implementing the Planned Response

 

602-5.5

Evaluating Progress

 

602-5.6

Terminating the Incident – Reserved – None required at this level

 

603-6.2; 603-6.6

Mission Specific – PPE and Product Control

 

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED HOURS

26

 

The recommended hours include time for skills evaluation and are based on a class size of 12 students. Hours needed depend on the actual number of students.

Skills

NFPA Requisite Skill requirements are addressed in the corresponding skill sheets.

Instructional Skills – these training instruments are designed to be used during the instructional process to assist students in mastering requisite skills.

State Performance Evaluation Forms – these test instruments are designed to be used for Commission-designated performance skill evaluations. Refer to Texas Commission on Fire Protection Standards Manual Rule §439.11.

Descriptions of Certification Levels

Basic Structure Fire Protection Personnel are Fire Fighters who have met all the JPRs of Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II as defined in NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. In order to satisfactorily meet these requirements, the Fire Fighter trainee must meet all the JPRs and demonstrate mastery of all the knowledge, skills, and ability requirements of the following components of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Curriculum Manual