This course is designed for the first-line company officer/supervisor. The Fire Officer I course satisfies the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1021), Chapter 4 and provides the tools necessary to obtain certification through National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board).
It is designed around classroom lectures and group exercises to improve your abilities to manage a single fire company. This includes responsibilities such as the development of an Incident Action Plan (IAP), personnel management and mentoring, and community relations.
Skills taught include:
- Human Resource Management at the Unit Level
- Community & Government Relations
- Unit – level administrative function and organization
- Effective Communication
- Fire Inspections
- Development & Implementation of an Incident Action Plan
- Firefighter Health & Safety
Students that successfully complete the program of instruction and pass a written exam and hands on skills evaluation will receive national certification through The National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (The Pro Board).
Prerequisites required for certification:
- Firefighter 2 (Pro Board or IFSAC)
- Fire Instructor 1 (Pro Board or IFSAC)
Textbooks required for class will be checked out to the student the first day of class and will be returned prior to receiving their certificate. Textbooks can be purchased with advanced notice.
For this course, duty uniform or business casual dress is required.
For open enrollment classes, click on the links in blue below. You will be taken to our registration portal where you will register and pay for the course. If there are no courses listed or if your organization would like to talk about a custom course offering please contact us to discuss your needs.
Members of the Wisconsin Fire Service:
Due to an agreement with the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), the REACT Center does not allow registration of members of any Wisconsin fire department in our Fire Officer 1 program, as the Wisconsin Technical College System is the certifying body for Fire Officer 1 for in-state fire service members. Contact the WTCS or your local technical college to inquire about this course for in-state fire service members.
The following classes are available for open enrollment:
All fees must be paid prior to the start of the program.
The REACT Center reserves the right to cancel classes not meeting minimum enrolment levels – full refunds will be issued to affected students. Course dates and associated fees are subject to change without notice.