Suffolk County Fire Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience
Firefighter-1 (classroom based and hybrid)
Suffolk County Fire Academy, Maple Avenue, Yaphank, NY
105 hours (14 weeks).
January 2014 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to perform all tasks and demonstrate requisite knowledge required for Firefighter-1 as per the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Standard 1001.
This 105-hour course may be completed in a conventional classroom setting or as a hybrid version. Instruction includes: required texts, online quizzes, a written 150-question final exam, and hands-on competency based skills training involving six practical skills: Emergency Response Guide, personal protective equipment, ladder evolutions, hose handling evolutions, self-contained breathing apparatus with emergency procedures, and ropes/knots. Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed courses in Incident Command Systems (ICS 100, ICS 200, and ICS 700).
In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 7 semester hours distributed as follows: 3 semester hours in Fire Science, 3 semester hours in Fire Protection Technology, and 1 semester hour in Occupational Safety and Health (3/15).