Firefighter I Orientation - Waterbury
Location: Waterbury Fire Station
When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time: 1800 - 2200
Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Course Minimum: 15 students
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above.
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.