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Rule 4765-24-10 | Firefighter I transition course.

 

[Comment: For dates and availability of material incorporated by reference in this rule see rule 4765-25-02 of the Administrative Code.]

(A) A training course to transition a certified volunteer firefighter to the firefighter I certification level shall consist of at least one hundred twenty-four hours and shall include all of the following:

(1) A minimum of ninety-six hours that meets the general knowledge requirements, general skill requirements, and the job performance requirements specified in "NFPA 1001" for firefighter I, as set forth in the firefighter I course objectives approved by the executive director, with advice and counsel of the committee as provided in the "Firefighter I Transition Course Packet";

(2) A minimum of twenty-four hours of hazardous materials awareness and operations level training that meets the mission-specific competencies specified in "NFPA 1072" as required by "NFPA 1001," and the objectives as set forth in the "Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Course Packet" approved by the executive director, with advice and counsel of the committee;

(3) "Courage to be Safe: Sixteen Life Safety Initiatives Course" totaling at least four hours.

(B) The "Firefighter I Transition Course Packet," approved by the executive director, with advice and counsel of the committee, shall be used when delivering firefighter I transition courses.

(C) A chartered fire training program may reorganize or add to the program-specific course objectives and objective check-off sheets to align with the program's course schedule.

(1) All program-specific course objectives and objective check-off sheets shall meet all of the requirements as outlined in the firefighter I course objectives provided in the "Firefighter I Transition Course Packet";

(2) Program-specific course objectives and objective check-off sheets shall be approved by the executive director prior to implementation;

(3) A chartered program that chooses to reorganize or add to the program-specific course objectives and objective check-off sheets shall provide a cross reference to the firefighter I course objectives provided in the "Firefighter I Transition Course Packet" to assist with program review.

(D) A chartered fire training program shall use the firefighter I practical skills sheets approved by the executive director, with advice and counsel of the committee, when conducting practical skills testing for state certification.

(E) A chartered program shall admit only those individuals who meet the following requirements into a firefighter I transition course:

(1) Shall be at least eighteen years of age;

(2) Shall hold a current and valid volunteer firefighter certificate, in good standing;

(3) Shall meet "NFPA 1001" chapter 1 entrance requirements;

(4) Shall meet all admission requirements established by the chartered program.

(F) Firefighter I transition course instructors shall be appointed by the program director in accordance with the following:

(1) Each instructor shall hold a current and valid firefighter I or firefighter II certificate in accordance with Chapter 4765-20 of the Administrative Code.

(2) Each instructor shall hold a current and valid fire instructor or assistant fire instructor certificate in accordance with Chapter 4765-21 of the Administrative Code.

(G) The training requirements listed in paragraph (A) of this rule shall commence and end within a consecutive twelve-month period.

(H) Prior to being permitted to participate in live fire training evolutions, students shall meet the minimum student prerequisites to participate in live fire training evolutions in accordance with "NFPA 1403" chapter 4.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4765.55
Amplifies: 4765.55
Five Year Review Date: 10/1/2022
Prior Effective Dates: 1/24/2008, 4/7/2014, 1/1/2018