Firefighter I Orientation - Vermont Fire Academy

Location:  Vermont Fire Academy - Pittsford
When:  Monday, September 10, 2018 
Time: 1800 - 2200
Application Deadline:  August 27, 2018
Course Minimum:  15 students
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 


REMINDER: Applicants who have already completed any of the classes listed below and do not wish to repeat the class within the Firefighter program, must submit the respective course completion certificate/card to the Vermont Fire Academy by the application deadline. 
-         CPR (current through to completion of requested Firefighter program)
-         First Aid (current through to the completion of the requested Firefighter program)
-         ICS 100 (taken within the last 10 years)
-         VFIS  National Traffic Incident Management or National Traffic Incident Management (within the last 10 years)
-         Hazardous Material Operations (within 2 editions of the current standard)
-         Wildland (within the last 10 years)
We will not accept any additional documentation after the application deadline. If we don’t receive any of the above, students will be expected to attend the class when it is offered within the program.
Student manuals are not returnable after Orientation. The sponsoring department will be charged for the cost of the student manual if a student fails to complete the program.
Students must be 18 years of age at the start date of the program that they are enrolling in.

Firefighter I introduces firefighting concepts, practices and techniques necessary for safe operation and success within the fire service. Based on the Firefighter I objectives from NFPA Standard 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, this course develops knowledge, skills and abilities for the following topics: firefighter safety, personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, communications, incident command system, traffic incident management, fire behavior, building construction, fire extinguishers, tools and equipment, ropes and knots, forcible entry, ladders, search and rescue, ventilation, water supply, fire attack and foam, firefighter survival, salvage and overhaul, wildland fires, fire suppression, and CPR and first aid.  This course also includes knowledge and skills based on the objectives of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials and student will gain Hazardous Materials Operations certification.
Approximate Course Length:  184 hours
Prerequisites:  Students must be 18 years of age by the start of the course in order to enroll.

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 6:00pm