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Nebraska State Fire Marshal

Scott Cordes, State Fire Marshal

Firefighting Basics

(33 hours)

Firefighting Basics class is a 33-hour class designed for the Firefighter that doesn’t want to take the Firefighter I class for certification but would like to learn the basics of firefighting. Nothing from this class may be substituted for portions of the Firefighter I curriculum. This class may be also self-taught through the firefighters local fire department and is available by requesting a CD of the program from the State Fire Marshal Training Division.

Topics Include:

  • Orientation and Incident Command System
  • Firefighter Safety/ Building Construction
  • Fire Anatomy and Behavior
  • Personal Protective Equipment/SCBA Classroom portion
  • SCBA-Search and Rescue
  • Ladders
  • Hose Rolls/Hose Loads/Nozzle Operations
  • Forcible Entry/Ventilation
  • Salvage/Overhaul/Fire Cause Determination
  • Rescue
  • Size-Up/Fire Control
  • Wildland Fires
  • Hazardous Materials-Awareness Level-Optional class