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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



42 hours (7 weeks). 

Suffolk County Fire Academy, Maple Avenue, Yaphank, NY

January 2014 -  Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

This course is designed to meet the learning objectives/performance objectives specified by NFPA® 1001.  Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate necessary skills in all aspects of fire department communications and incident reporting; create pre-incident plans and identify the various types of alarm and sprinkler systems;  assemble a team, choose attack techniques for various levels of a fire (e.g., attic, grade level, upper levels, or basement), evaluate and forecast a fire’s growth and development, select tools for forcible entry, incorporate search and rescue procedures and ventilation procedures in the completion of the attack team efforts, and determine developing hazardous building or fire conditions; demonstrate the firefighter’s role at a special rescue operation, the hazards associated with special rescue operations, types and uses for rescue tools, and rescue practices and goals; correctly identify and utilize methods to assess origin and cause; types of evidence; means to protect various types of evidence; understand the role and relationship of Fire Fighter II, criminal investigators, and insurance investigators in fire investigations; and the effects and problems associated with removing property or evidence from the scene.


This course prepares students for the Firefighter-2 certification process. It is delivered through face-to-face meetings that are combined with online activities, quizzes, and other assessments. In addition to the classroom sessions, students are required to actively participate in online-based training using the IFSTA ResourceOne Learning Management System. Extensive self-study, reading, and assignments are required. Prerequisite: Firefighter-1. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Strategies and Tactics, Fire Science, or Fire Protection Technology (3/15)(8/20). NOTE: If this course and Firefighter-1 are completed, the credit recommendations for the two courses combined is 7 semester hours.