Reviewed and/or Updated on: December 12, 2018

Fire Officer I

This 40-hour course prepares the participant to perform fire fighting supervisor functions at a minimum nationally recognized level.

The targeted audience is individuals who have completed the training required to meet the Fire Fighter II JPRs of NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, Chapter 6, and desire, or are required to increase their knowledge and skills to progress to the Fire Officer I Level. Completion of the 40-hour Emergency Services Instructor I course is also required in order to become certified as Fire Officer I.

This course is designed to provide the Fire Officer I candidate with the information needed to meet the job performance requirements (JPRs) in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 4. Curriculum for the course is based on the Jones and Bartlett, Fire Officer Principles and Practices, Enhanced 3rd 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 be certified has two years from the completion of the course to take the exam. Participants who successfully pass the certification exams will receive a State of Wisconsin Certificate with an IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress) seal.