The REACT Center is proud to be an accredited testing agency with the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board).
We have gone through an extensive evaluation of our testing and certification program by the Pro Board. This third-party evaluation of our system ensures professionalism, security, and compliance to national standards.
Because the REACT Center is a Pro Board accredited organization, we can offer qualified candidates a nationally recognized Pro Board certification upon successful completion of the certification exam process. This Pro Board recognized certification from an accredited entity is a statement of success, an indisputable mark of performance belonging to individual fire service professionals. Each successful candidate for certification from an accredited entity knows that he or she has been measured against peers and meets rigorous national standards. Certification affords the individual a uniformity and portability of qualifications. In addition, the credibility of an organization is enhanced by having members certified to national consensus standards.You will find much of the information on our certification program in the links below. Any questions or concerns that aren’t addressed there can be directed to the contact below. Please feel free to contact us regarding Pro Board certification at the REACT Center.
Current Curriculums In Use
The REACT Center’s training courses and certification program uses curriculum based on current NFPA and other applicable national standards. Our current certification course offerings are correlated to the following curriculums:
Technical Rescuer (NFPA 1006 Chapter 5) and Rope Rescue – Mosby “High Angle Rescue Techniques” third edition, Tom Vines & Steve Hudson
Confined Space – “Confined Space Entry and Rescue” second edition, CMC Rescue
Trench Rescue – Jones & Bartlett “Trench Rescue – Awareness, Operations, Technician” second edition, Cecil V. “Buddy” Martinette Jr.
Structural Collapse Rescue – 2009 FEMA Structural Collapse Technician Student Manual
Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations – Jones & Bartlett “Hazardous Materials, Awareness & Operations” first edition, Rob Schnepp
Hazardous Materials Technician – Jones & Bartlett “Managing the Incident” fourth edition, Noll & Hildebrand
Practical Skills Evaluation Sheets
The practical skills evaluation for certification is based on the Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) of NFPA 1006. The following links take you to the skill sheets for the respective chapter/discipline of 1006. When taking an exam that includes Chapter 5/Technical Rescuer of NFPA 1006, be sure to take a look at the Chapter 5 sheets along with the overall discipline of the course (for ex., Rope, Confined Space, etc.).