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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Battalion Firefighter (FGO 250)

Course Category: 

Version 1 and 2: 35 Hours (5 days).

New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island, New York
Version 1: December 2003 - December 2008. Version 2: January 2009 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: perform the functions of a Battalion Firefighter; balance daily staffing issues including hiring of needed overtime firefighters; processing and distributing department reports; compose fire reports; safely respond to and from incidents; organize required information; communicate effectively on the department radios; give accurate and complete preliminary and progress reports; provide critical information to the incident commander; operate department communication devices; properly size up fires and other emergency incidents; properly identify the various building types; function as an integral part of the incident command team; and gather and record information required for fire reports.


Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: administrative duties; staffing related duties; incident command; staffing in-basket exercise; national transit safety course; safety discussion; radio protocol; communication devices; NYFIRS computer training lecture; NYFIRS practical training; fire ground operations; preliminary and progress reports; and building construction.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate division category, 1 semester hour in Fire Protection Technology or Fire Science (5/04 - review conducted by the American Council on Education) (10/08 revalidation) (6/13 revalidation) (6/18 revalidation).