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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

Rapid Intervention Team


15 hours (5 weeks).

Suffolk County Fire Academy, Maple Avenue, Yaphank, NY

January 2012 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

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.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Strategies and Tactics, Fire Science, or Fire Protection Technology (3/15) (8/20 revalidation).