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Certifications Courses & Training Schedule

Fire and Rescue Training Course Schedules

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Fire and Rescue Course Descriptions

Firefighter I and II
The student must successfully complete the following classes for this certification. They must also have a high school diploma or their high school equivalency diploma and complete a state application.

  • Orientation & Safety
  • Portable Extinguishers
  • Ventilation
  • Fire Hose, Streams & Appliances
  • Loss Control
  • Water Supplies
  • Building Construction
  • Alarms & Communications
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ropes
  • Foam Fire Streams
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Sprinklers
  • Traffic Incident Management
  • Fire Behavior
  • Forcible Entry
  • Ladders
  • Fire Control
  • Rescue
  • Fire Prevention,
    Education, & Cause
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Technical Rescue
Blue Ridge offers Technical Rescue courses to achieve the following Rescue Certifications. Students must also have a high school diploma or their high school equivalency diploma and complete a state application.

  • Technical Rescuer (TR)
  • TR Trench
  • TR Wilderness Rescue
  • TR Ropes
  • TR Structural Collapse
  • TR Machinery & Agriculture
  • TR Vehicle
  • TR Confined Space
  • TR Water
*Students seeking TR certifications must take TIMS (FIP 7000 Traffic Incident Management)

 

Fire Apparatus Driver Operator
The student must successfully complete the following classes for this certification. They must also have a high school diploma or their high school equivalency diploma and complete a state application.

  • Emergency Vehicle Driving
  • Pumps Basic Operations
  • Pumps Hydraulics
  • Mobile Water Supply
  • Pumps Maintenance & Testing
  • Pumps Water Supply
  • Pumps Introduction
  • Pumps Sprinklers & Standpipes
*Students seeking D/O certifications must take TIMS (FIP 7000 Traffic Incident Management)

 

Aerial Operations
The student must successfully complete the following classes for this certification. They must also have a high school diploma or their high school equivalency diploma and complete a state application.

  • Aerial Introduction
  • Aerial Basic Operations
  • Aerial Maintenance & Testing
*Students seeking D/O Aerials certifications must take TIMS (FIP 7000 Traffic Incident Management)

 

Fire & Life Safety Educator (Levels I – III)
The student must successfully complete the following classes for this certification. They must also have a high school diploma or their high school equivalency diploma and complete a state application.

  • Fire & Life Safety Educator I
  • Fire & Life Safety Educator II
  • Fire & Life Safety Educator III
*Students seeking D/O Aerials certifications must take TIMS (FIP 7000 Traffic Incident Management)

 

Fire Instructor
The student must successfully complete the following classes for this certification and meet the requirements set forth by OSFM to become certified. They must also have a high school diploma or their high school equivalency diploma and complete a state application.

  • Fire Instructor I
    • Certified for 3 years in one of the following: Firefighter II, FLSE, Rescuer, Haz Mat Level 1
    • 21 years of age
  • Fire Instructor II
    • Fire Instructor I certified

OSFM Fire Instructor Certification Courses

 

Fire Officer
The student must successfully complete the following classes for this certification and meet the requirements set forth by OSFM to become certified. They must also have a high school diploma or their high school equivalency diploma and complete a state application.

  • Fire Officer I Requirements:
    • Firefighter Level II certified for 3 years
    • Minimum of Instructor Level I
  • Fire Officer II Requirements:
    • Firefighter Level II certified for 5 years
    • Fire Officer I certified
    • Minimum of Instructor Level I

*Students seeking Fire Officer Certifications must take TIMS (FIP 7000 Traffic Incident Management)
OSFM Fire Officer Certification Courses

 

Fire and Rescue Training Course Schedules

 

Contact Us

Brad Toms
Chair, Fire Protection Technology/Emergency Management
(828) 694-1736
b_toms@blueridge.edu