(A) A program to train certified volunteer firefighters to the firefighter I certification level shall consist of not less than eighty-four hours of training and meet all objectives in the current NFPA standard 1001, firefighter I. In addition, students must also successfully complete an sixteen-hour emergency vehicle operation course approved by the chartered program that meets the requirements of NFPA standards 1451 and 1002.
(B) The training requirements listed in paragraph (A) of this rule shall commence and end within a consecutive twelve-month period.
(C) A chartered program shall issue a document of course completion to each student who successfully completes the firefighter I transition course and provides written documentation of successful completion of the following training courses:
(1) National incident management system course IS-700 and incident command system course IS-100, both of which can be accessed at the federal emergency management agency web site (http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/IS/crslist.asp for online courses or http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nims/nims_compliance.shtm (March 1, 2004) for materials and information on instructor lead classroom-based courses). These courses are also listed on the division of place EMS web site (http://www.ems.ohio.gov). Completion of the above topics is mandated by the department of homeland security pursuant to homeland security presidential directives five (HSPD-5, February 28, 2003) and eight (HSPD-8, December 17, 2003) and approved by the executive director as being necessary for initial training.