This course continues the study of fire service nomenclature; specific firefighting techniques and functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; fire protection systems; and understanding fire strategy and tactics. The student learns and practices basic fire suppression, rescue, and extrication skills. Upon successful completion of this course, the student is eligible to apply for Vermont certification as a Firefighter I & II. This procedure includes passing a written exam, proficiency skill-based testing, and participation in a live burn exercise at a Vermont Fire Academy training site. This certification is through the Vermont Fire Academy and is subject to their schedule.
4 hours of lecture per week, some weekend training required