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Fire and Rescue Training: OSFM Certification Course Information

Fire and Rescue Course Descriptions

Firefighter I and II

The candidate must be at least 18 years of age. Course work may be completed prior, but certification will not be issued until the candidate’s 18th birthday.

The candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e., GED)

  • TIMS (FIP 7000)
  • Emergency Medical Care (FIP 7001)
  • Mayday/ Safety & Survival (FIP 6413)
  • Hazardous Materials Operations/ Level 1 Responder

Delivery Options
Individual Courses

Course NameCourse IDHoursText Chapters
General and CommunicationsFIP 304024-291, 4, 22
Fireground Ops 1FIP 304124-292, 20
Fireground Ops 2FIP 304228-343
Fireground Ops 3FIP 304332-385, 6, 7
Fireground Ops 4FIP 304432-388, 10, 19, 28
Fireground Ops 5FIP 304536-4311, 13
Fireground Ops 6FIP 304628-349, 12
Fireground Ops 7FIP 304724-2914
Fireground Ops 8FIP 304824-2915, 16
Fireground Ops 9FIP 304940-4817, 21, 23
Rescue Ops 1FIP 305028-3424, 25
Fire and Life Safety InitiativesFIP 305128-3426, 27
Hazardous Materials OperationsFIP 355640-4829-37
Safety & SurvivalFIP 641324-29
Traffic Incident ManagementFIP 70004-5N/A
Emergency Medical CareFIP 700112-14

 

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

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)

 

Fire and Rescue Training Course Schedules

Fire and Rescue Training: OSFM Certification Course Information

 

Contact Us

Casey R. Silvers
Fire and Rescue Coordinator
(828) 694-1736
c_silvers@blueridge.edu