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TCFP 166 Fire Officer I

60.00 Hours

 

Description of Certification Level

The Fire Officer 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) 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2009 edition.

The Fire Officer curriculum is Chapter 9 of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Curriculum Manual.

Online and Resident Courses  

If a department has more than 5 students, NTFA staff will come to your location and conduct skills. Saving your department critical budget dollars

Cost of Course $350.00     

Resident class as needed

Online classes begin anytime based on student dates requested. The online class takes at least 60 days to complete. You must attend skills training on the 1st weekend of each month while enrolled in class. (2 skill dates Inspection and driving)

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

Overview

Certification Level

TCFP Section Number

NFPA 1021 Chapter

Fire Officer I

901

4

Fire Officer II

902

5

 

 

TEXTBOOK

Fire and Emergency Service Company Officer (4th Ed) (2007) Stillwater, OK: International Fire Service Training Association

Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, 5th Edition
[36530]

 

Company Officer Training in One NEW Text

This new IFSTA manual details the training required of Company Officers according to NFPA® 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2014 Edition. The manual is divided into two sections to make a clear distinction between the information needed for Fire Officer Level I and Fire Officer Level II. Both print and eBook formats are available.

There is no shortage of issues that a company officer might face in the everyday operation of a fire company or unit. This manual addresses the wide range of topics and issues encountered by a company officer, from leadership and supervision to health and safety issues. Great attention was given to focus on the job performance requirements of NFPA® 1021.

The fifth edition of Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer builds on the previous edition of the manual while presenting the material in a more concise manner to make it easier for students to read and instructors to teach. By merging related topics, the number of chapters was reduced from 32 in the fourth edition to 17 in the new manual while preserving the material related to the NFPA® standard. The number of appendices was reduced from 20 to 4 by removing information that can be found in other media.

Along with reducing the volume of material from the fourth edition, the fifth edition of Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer offers several new features. The manual features a new look with IFSTA’s single-column format and upgraded and updated curriculum components. Learning activities are included to help instructors present the material to their students.

Case Histories open each chapter to illustrate important lessons learned in the real world. Photographs, illustrations, and tables are included throughout the manual to illustrate key points and improve the overall instructional value of the material.

 

FIRE OFFICER I

A Fire Officer I is a first-line supervisory officer who has met all the job performance and certification requirements of Fire Fighter II as defined in NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, and Fire Instructor I as defined in NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications. An individual at the Fire Officer I level, as part of his or her duties and responsibilities performs the following:

·         Uses human resources to accomplish assignments in accordance with safety plans in an efficient manner, evaluates member task performance, supervises personnel during emergency, and non-emergency work periods

·         Deals with inquiries from the community, projects the role of the department to the public, delivers safety, injury prevention and fire prevention education programs

·         Performs general administrative functions and implements departmental policies and procedures at the unit/company level

·         Performs a fire investigation to determine preliminary cause, secures the incident scene, and preserves evidence

·         Supervises emergency operations, conducts pre-incident planning, and deploys assigned resources in accordance with the local emergency plan
· Integrates safety plans, policies, and procedures into the daily activities as well as on the emergency scene, including the donning of appropriate levels of personal protective equipment to ensure a safe work environment, in accordance with health and safety plans, for all assigned members

 

SECTION

SUBJECT

RECOMMENDED HOURS

901-4.1

General

4

901-4.2

Human Resources Management

6

901-4.3

Community and Government Relations

6

901-4.4

Administration

4

901-4.5

Inspection and Investigation

4

901-4.6

Emergency Service Delivery

10

901-4.7

Health and Safety

8

 

Performance Skills*

18

 

 

 

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED HOURS

60

 

*The recommended hours for skills evaluation is based on 12 students. Actual hours needed will depend on the number of students, the number of examiners, availability of equipment, and the student skill level.

 

Descriptions of Certification Levels

For additional information, see Chapter 421 of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Standards Manual for Fire Protection Personnel.

Fire Officer I:

A Fire Officer I is a first-line supervisory officer who has met all the job performance and certification requirements of Fire Officer I as defined in NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications and has previously met all the job performance and certification requirements of Fire Fighter II as defined in NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, and Fire Instructor I as defined in NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications.