Firefighter I (Certificate)
The Firefighter I technical certificate of credit program is conducted in cooperation with Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training to ensure graduates have the skills, knowledge, and credentials to serve as firefighters in paid and volunteer fire departments. The certificate builds upon skills and knowledge developed by the National Fire Protection Association. Graduates will be offered the opportunity to test for National Professional Qualifications level Firefighter I and Hazardous Materials Operations. Program graduates receive a Firefighter I technical certificate of credit.
- Major Code: FF11
- Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
- Location: Griffin Campus
- Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
- Minimum Length of Program: 1 Term
- Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 15
- Submit completed application and application fee
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
- Meet assessment requirements
- Physical exam and drug screening: A physical exam as outlined in Georgia O.C.G.A. 25-4-8(a)(5) as well as a ten-panel drug screen including Oxytocin must be submitted prior to the entering the firefighter program. (Required document)
- Students, most commonly, will have to submit a satisfactory state and federal criminal background check as well as a seven-year motor vehicle background check in order to be placed in a clinical-ride-along facility to complete the clinical portions of the educational training. (Required document)
- National Incident Management Systems Training (NIMS): Firefighter students must complete the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) 700a, 800b, 100b, and 200b courses of study prior to the end of the first week of class. The NIMS classes are offered online by FEMA at www.training.fema.gov. Students must present the course(s) completion certificate(s) before credit can be awarded. (Required document)
- CPR certification: Students must provide a completed CPR certification prior to entering the firefighter program. Acceptable certification: American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Provider. A student who holds a valid AHA CPR card should present a copy of the card during the first week of class. (Required document)
- Dress code/program uniform: Students are expected to dress in a professional manner. Sleeveless shirts and shorts/cutoff pants, flip flops or open toe shoes will not be allowed. Professional appearance is encouraged of all students attending the Firefighter Training Course. Program shirts and uniform requirements will be discussed during the first week of class.
Note: Firefighter I (FF11) and Firefighter II (FF21) are embedded TCCs of the Fire Service Professional Diploma (FSP2). Students must be enrolled in the Fire Service Professional Diploma (FSP2) to receive the Fire Fighter I (FF11) TCC and Firefighter II (FF21) TCC.
A criminal history will not hinder a student from receiving a certificate, diploma, or degree in a Public Safety program from Southern Crescent Technical College; however, a student with a criminal background may be denied employment in the public safety field.
Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.
Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th (IFSTA)
Dress Code / Program uniform:
Students are expected to dress in a professional manner. Sleeveless shirts and shorts/cutoff pants, flip flops or open toe shoes will not be allowed. Professional appearance is encouraged of all students attending the Firefighter Training Course. Program shirts and uniform requirements will be discussed during the first week of class.
Hoods and Gloves:
Students shall provide their own firefighting hoods and gloves which can be purchased through the bookstore. Any student wishing to purchase their own hoods and gloves outside the bookstore must ensure the each of the items are NFPA compliant for structural firefighting.
The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.
Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.
|FRSC 1020||Basic Firefighter - Emerg. Services Fundamentals||3|
|FRSC 1030||Basic Firefighter - MODULE I||5|
|FRSC 1040||Basic Firefighter - MODULE II||3|
|FRSC 1141||Hazardous Materials Operations||4|
Note: Student must complete all courses in the same term with a grade of C or better.