Section VI-2

Required Firefighter Training

Purpose:  To establish minimum training requirements that a firefighter must achieve.

Scope:    Guidelines pertain to all probationary firefighters and firefighters of Three Star Fire Department.

Policy:

Successful completion of Basic Firefighter I (FF100) and Firefighter II (FF-200) is required prior to the end of the Probationary Period. A waiver may be given if Firefighter I/II class is not offered during probationary period.  Additionally, Probationary Firefighters are expected to attend and participate in the Three Star Fire Departmentís regularly scheduled twice-monthly training sessions.  Failure to successfully complete required firefighter training (that becomes available) or regularly participate in departmental training prior to the end of the six-month probationary period is cause for extension of the probationary period, suspension, or termination from the Three Star Fire Department, as determined by the Chief. 

Firefighters interested in achieving Interior qualification must successfully complete Firefighter I/II or the equivalent training as determined by the Chief of Department and the Training Officer.  Additionally, prospective Interior firefighters must demonstrate to the Officers a practical understanding and high comfort level with the fundamentals of all interior firefighting evolutions.  Finally, they must demonstrate the ability to work in a safe and operationally acceptable manner.

All Three Star Fire Department personnel are also expected to successfully complete the following training courses (or the equivalents) within their first year:

        Three Star sponsored Indoctrination Course

        Firefighter I/II

        SCBA confidence course

        Emergency Vehicle Operating Course (EVOC)

        National Incident Management System (NIMS), IS 700, ICS 100 & ICS 200

        Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC)

        Vehicle Extrication I/II

        CPR/AED

        First Responder

All firefighters must attend at least 70% of Three Star Fire Department scheduled training sessions.