Reviewed and/or Updated on: August 10, 2017

Fire Fighter I Certification Course

This 96-hour course prepares the participant to be able to perform fire fighting functions at the nationally recognized minimum levels under direct supervision.

The targeted audience is individuals who desire to become Wisconsin Certified Fire Fighter I based on the requirements set by SPS 330.08, Employment standards, Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services,

This course is designed to provide the Fire Fighter I candidate with the  information needed to meet the job performance requirements (JPRs) defined in NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, Current Edition, Chapters 5.2 through 5.5. The participant must also complete the Hazardous Materials Operation level course in order to meet the remainder of the NFPA Fire Fighter I JPR requirements. Course curriculum is based on the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th Edition and Jones and Bartlett Fundamentals for Fire Fighter Skills, Third Edition.

A written and practical skills certification exam is available to participants who successfully complete this course. A participant who completes this course and wishes to become certified has two years from the completion of the course to take the exams. Participants must also pass a written exam for Hazardous Materials Operations in order to receive Fire Fighter I certification. Participants who successfully pass the certification exams will receive a State of Wisconsin Certificate with an IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress) seal.