Firefighter Orientation and Fire Service History


Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). No Hands On Portion

Program Length:  Didactic 4 Hours

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter I

Program description:

  • The history and culture of the fire service
  • The mission of the fire service
  • Fire department organizational principles
  • Functions of fire companies
  • Primary knowledge and skills the firefighter must have to function effectively
  • The primary roles of fire service personnel
  • Distinguish among policies, procedures, and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Understand components of the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • The functions of the major subdivisions within the ICS structure
  • Understand ICS terms
  • Fire service interaction with other organizations