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NFPA 1001: Firefighter I & II Training Categories

The Certification Program offers full NFPA 1001: Firefighter I & II certifications upon completion of the required training objectives and passing of written and skills examinations. To be clear on this point, the training provided through the SFFMA program covers the same material as a TCFP full-time firefighter academy.

As of January 1, 2015 firefighter certifications require written and skill evaluations to verify an applicant’s proficiency and knowledge.

When the Austin office certification staff approves a Firefighter I or II application, they issue a letter stating that the individual must then challenge full Firefighter I or II written and skills exams.

To challenge the Firefighter II exams, the individual must complete all training and successfully challenge the Firefighter I exams.

1001: Firefighter I & II Program PDF (Updated eff. January 2022)

Objectives by Category

01 - Orientation & Fire Service History
02 - Forcible Entry
03 - Fire Service Ladder Practices
04 - Fire Hose Practices
05 - Salvage & Overhaul
06 - Fire Streams
07 - Ventilation Practices
08 - Rescue Operations
09 - Fire & Life Safety Initiatives
10 - Water Supplies
11 - Fire Protection Systems
12 - Fire Behavior (Fire Science)
13 - Fire Department Communications
14 - Fire Cause & Origin
15 - Fire Control
16 - Firefighter Safety & Health
17 - Ground Cover Fire Fighting
18 - Hazardous Materials (replaced with 1072: HazMat A/O)
19 - Firefighter PPE & SCBA
20 - Ropes
21 - Portable Extinguishers
22 - Building Construction