Firefighter Safety and Health

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

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

Program Length:  Didactic 4 Hours 30 minutes  

Program description:

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to:
  • Apply firefighter safety and health practices following the policies and procedures set forth by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
  •  List ways to prevent firefighter injuries
  • Discuss National Fire Protection Association standards related to firefighter health and safety
  • Discuss Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations
  • Summarize the IFSTA Principles of Risk Management
  • List the main goals of a safety program
  • Discuss firefighter health considerations and employee assistance and wellness programs
  • List guidelines for riding safely on the apparatus
  • Discuss safety in the fire station.
  • Describe ways to maintain safety in training
  • Explain how to maintain and service equipment used in training
  • Discuss emergency scene preparedness
  • Discuss emergency scene safety
  • Summarize general guidelines for scene management including highway incidents, crowd control, and cordoning off emergency scenes
  • Explain the importance of personnel accountability
  • Summarize basic interior operations techniques
  • Describe emergency escape and rapid intervention
  • Respond to an incident, correctly mounting and dismounting an apparatus
  • Set up and operate in work areas at an incident using traffic and scene control devices