Entry-Level Fire Training Programs
The current Entry Level Fire Training Curriculum consists of five (5) separate levels (courses) of instruction, each a prerequisite for the next level. The entry level fire training curriculum consists of a series of separate programs designed around NFPA 1001 – Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications Firefighter I and Firefighter II level.
- Introduction to the Fire Service (ELIS)
This 16-hour entry-level course is designed to introduce new firefighters to basic information including an overview of the fire service, fire service organization, firefighter safety, personal protective equipment, tools and emergency lighting and backing apparatus.
- Fire Ground Support (ELFG)
This 32-hour entry-level course is designed to introduce new firefighters to fire ground operation including fire behavior, building construction-structural collapse, fire hose, water supply, communications, ropes and knots, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
- Exterior Firefighter (ELEF)
This 40-hour entry-level course is designed to introduce new firefighters to fire ground operations including SCBA, fire behavior, building construction, fire extinguishers and forcible entry, ladders, and fire streams/hose line advancement.
- Interior Firefighting (ELIF)
This 56-hour entry-level course is designed to introduce new firefighters to interior fire ground operations including SCBA, search and rescue procedures, firefighter survival, ventilation, utility and loss control, origin and cause and fire control (suppression).
- Advanced Firefighter (ELAF)
This 24-hour entry-level course is designed to introduce seasoned firefighters to advanced fire ground operations including building construction, fire safety surveys/fire and life presentation, generators, lighting equipment, technical rescue, fire protection systems, service testing of hose, combustible gas and liquid fire control, foam, coordinating fire ground operations communication, and advanced origin, cause an arson.
How can I register for the Entry-Level Fire training programs at HACC?