The IAFF’s First Responder Operations course is now
accredited by the Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications
System (Pro Board). The
revised course now incorporates hands on training and testing in many
areas including mandatory training and testing on emergency
decontamination and personal protective equipment (PPE). The students
will also train in a variety of random skill stations including;
diversion, diking, vapor suppression, vapor dispersion, absorption,
damming, foam application, retention and remote valve shut off.
In addition to the final day of hands on training and testing, the
students participate in classroom lecture and activities during the
first two class days. Several modules are taught and include Module 1 –
Introduction, Module 2 – Analyze the Problem, Module 3 – Plan the
Initial Response, Module 4 – Implement the Planned Response and Module 5
– Evaluate the Progress.
Several weeks after completion of the course, students will receive
their Pro Board certificates and will also be able to locate their name
and course in the Pro Board National Registry. It is important to note
that students are asked to provide the last 4 digits of their Social
Security Number (SSN) or their Social Insurance Number (SIN) (Canada) in
order to view their information on the Pro Board National Registry.
However, if students do not provide their SSN or SIN then they will
default to “1750” as their identifier. Additionally, if a student does
not enter their address while completing the pre course registration
then their address in the Pro Board National Registry will default to
the address of the training location.