Suffolk County Fire Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience
Rapid Intervention Team
Suffolk County Fire Academy, Maple Avenue, Yaphank, NY
15 hours (5 weeks).
January 2012 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency as part of the Rapid Intervention crew.
This 15-hour course includes hands-on competency based skills testing. Major topics include: air management, emergency communications, downed firefighter removal techniques, and self-survival skills. Successful completion of the course leads to New York State certification. Prerequisite: Firefighter-1 course.
In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Strategies and Tactics, Fire Science, or Fire Protection Technology (3/15).