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Bureau of Training & Certification
Training & Education Programs
Firefighter I

Firefighter Curriculum T-T-T | Firefighter I | Health and Care Provider CPR |
ESCI Standard First Aid Certification | History and Orientation | PPE & SCBA |
Survival | Search and Rescue |
Fire Behavior | Ropes and Knots | Forcible Entry |
FD Communications and Radio Interoperability | Salvage and Overhaul |
Building Contructions |
Portable Extinguishers | Ladders | Water Suppy |
Hose/Stream and Nozzles | Ventilation | Fire Suppression and Response Size Up |
Fire Detection and Suppression Systems | Wildland Firefighter I
 
Course Name: Firefighter Curriculum T-T-T
Career Track: Instructor
Hours: 8
Description: The class is required for State and Staff Instructors who intend to provide instruction for certification courses within the State. Topics include a review of the IFSTA Firefighter curriculum, learning disabilities, diversity issues in the classroom, and the instructor’s administrative responsibilities in the classroom.
Prerequisites: Certified Fire Instructor
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 24 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Firefighter I
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 212
Description: Topics Include:
History and Orientation
Fire Behavior
Building Construction
PPE and SCBA
Firefighter Rehabilitation
Search and Rescue
Firefighter Survival Skills
Ropes and Knots
Forcible Entry
Ladders
Ventilation
Hose, Nozzles, and Streams
Water Supply
Fire Suppression and Size Up
Extinguishers
HAZMAT Awareness/Operations
Salvage and Overhaul
Fire Communications/Radio Interoperability
Wildland Firefighter I
Healthcare Provider (profess. Rescuer) CPR/AED
Standard First Aid
Detection and Suppression Systems
Prerequisites: 18 years of age
Equipment Needs: Personal Protective Equipment including SCBA and PASS device
Class Size: 24 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Health and Care Provider CPR
Career Track: EMS and Firefighter
Hours: 8
Description: This program covers the basics of healthcare level CPR, 2-rescuer CPR, BVM, pocket mask, as well as cardiac and stroke concerns. Risk factors of cardiovascular disease and ways to live healthy. Meets NH Bureau of EMS licensing requirements and NREMT certification requirements.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: ECSI Standard First Aid Certification
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 4
Description: This class is intended to allow the firefighter to provide initial “bystander” care, with emphasis on recognizing the presence of a medical emergency and providing initial assistance to the patient  prior to the arrival of emergency medical personnel.  Even if a fire department does not provide Emergency Medical Services, at  some point members will become involved in some kind of medical emergency.  Whether the victim is a member of the public, or a  member of the department, the initial actions of the firefighter can have a significant impact on the outcome of the emergency.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Firefighter History and Orientation
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 4
Description: To acquaint firefighters with the history, traditions, terminology, fire department organization, and operation of the fire service. The students will become familiar with their role within the fire service as a Firefighter I.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Personal Protective Equipment & Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 12
Description: The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) class is intended to introduce the protective ensemble and instruct the firefighter in the use and care of each component. In addition, methods of donning, doffing, and operating personal protective equipment are presented and practiced. It also covers the use and operation of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). In addition, methods of donning, doffing, and operating self-contained breathing apparatus are presented and practiced. Practical time covers use of the equipment in reduced visibility situations and constricted openings, as well as cleaning, refilling and inspecting the SCBA.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Firefighter Survival
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 8
Description: To acquaint firefighters with safety issues within the fire service, and increase the firefighter’s awareness of safety.  Main topics include physical fitness and health considerations, as well as safety practices to be used in the fire station and on the fire ground.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: Personal protective equipment, including SCBA  & PASS device
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Search and Rescue
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 10
Description: To familiarize firefighters with search and rescue patterns in a structure, as well as carry and drag techniques used during search & rescue operations.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Fire Behavior
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 4
Description: This class provides the firefighter with the basic understanding of fire. The concepts of heat development and transfer, the factors that affect and enhance burning, and classifications of fire and extinguishment methods are discussed.  The material covered in the class is an important building block of knowledge essential to the firefighter. 
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Ropes & Knots
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 8
Description: This class covers the basics of fire service rope. Pre-class assignments include practice in basic knots, with class practical time spent on the use of ropes and knots in fire ground applications, and procedures for maintaining various types of fire service ropes.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Forcible Entry
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 12
Description: The class is intended to train the firefighter to gain access into secured properties in minimal time with minimal damage to the property. Class sessions include the use of hand and power tools, as well as the construction of doors, windows, and other points of entry.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: FD Communications and Radio Interoperability
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 4
Description: After completing this lesson, the candidate will be able to identify and properly use various fire service communication systems and equipment as well as understand the NH radio interoperability project.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Salvage & Overhaul
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 4
Description: Provides the firefighter with information concerning efforts to salvage property during a fire or related emergency.  The class emphasizes the reduction of further damage to the contents of the property.  The use of salvage equipment occurs during the practical session,  allowing the firefighter to become familiar with tools and equipment used for salvage operations. Common areas of hidden fire are discussed, as well as the importance of minimizing additional damage to the property, and protecting evidence for fire cause determination, while searching for hidden fire within the structure.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 24 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Building Contruction
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 4
Description: After completing this lesson, the candidate will be able to identify structural characteristics of building construction types, and recognize signs and causes of potential building collapse.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Portable Extinguishers
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 4
Description: This class reviews the four classes of fire and applies this knowledge to the extinguishing methods used with portable fire extinguishers.  The student will become familiar with the applications and limitations of the more common extinguishing agents, and the practical use of portable fire extinguishers.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Ladders
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 20
Description: This class provides the student with a basic understanding of the types and uses of fire service ladders.  The student will be trained to identify, carry, raise and climb ladders.  A significant portion of the class will be spent on practical exercises with emphasis on rescuing victims down ladders.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Water Supply
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 4
Description: This class provides basic information necessary to establish a water supply.  The student will become familiar with the operation of fire hydrants and the assembly of equipment for establishing a water  supply from both a static source and a pressurized hydrant.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Hose/Stream and Nozzles
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 24
Description: This class covers the basics of fire service hose and appliances.  The student will become familiar with the different types of hose, as well as the methods of laying, carrying, advancing, rolling and loading fire hose. Students will also be able to identify and operate a given selection of nozzles and tips for water fire streams. Practical applications include use of fog stream nozzles, solid stream nozzles and broken stream nozzles such as cellar nozzles and piercing nozzles. During practical exercises, the firefighter will apply classroom knowledge to the actual use of hose lines, including “live-fire” applications.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Ventilation
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 8
Description: This class provides the student with a basic understanding of fire service ventilation practices. Issues related to ventilation are discussed, as are the different methods of ventilating a structure. Practical exercises utilize mechanical positive and negative pressure ventilation as well as hydraulic ventilation techniques to reinforce the lecture information and provide familiarization with fire service ventilation equipment.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Fire Suppression and Response Size Up
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 20
Description: After completing this lesson, the candidate will be able to operate as a member of a team, and control and/or extinguish Class “A” fires within structures.  Training is provided in extinguishment techniques for fires involving passenger vehicles and large trash containers or “Dumpsters”.  Students will also deploy and operate a master stream device to be used for direct fire attack or indirect exposure protection.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Fire Detection and Suppression Systems
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 4
Description: This class provides the student with an introduction to automatic fire sprinkler systems. Different types of sprinkler heads and the methods of sprinkler head activation are discussed. The student will be expected to be competent in connecting to the FD Connection of a sprinkler system and operating control valves as well as stopping the flow of water from an activated sprinkler head.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: Personal protective equipment
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Wildland Firefighter I
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 24
Description: This class will allow the candidate to recognize factors that influence the start and spread of wildland fires. It will familiarize the student with influences of weather on fires, and provide for safe operations at the scene of a wildland fire. It will discuss tools and equipment used for the control and/or extinguishment of wildland fires. Practical sessions will include building of a fire line as a member of a crew, and methods of direct and indirect fire attack using appropriate hand tools and water.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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