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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Suffolk County Fire Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

Firefighter-1 (classroom based and hybrid)


105 hours (14 weeks).

Suffolk County Fire Academy, Maple Avenue, Yaphank, NY

January 2014 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

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).

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate 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) (8/20 revalidation).