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Instructor 1

NFPA Definitions of Certification Levels


Instructor I: A fire service instructor who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability
to deliver instruction effectively from a prepared lesson plan, including instructional aids
and evaluation instruments; adapt lesson plans to the unique requirements of the
students and authority having jurisdiction; organize the learning environment so that
learning and safety are maximized; and meet the record-keeping requirements of
authority having jurisdiction.

A Fire Instructor I is a fire service instructor who has demonstrated the knowledge and
ability to:
• deliver instruction effectively from a prepared lesson plan, including instructional
aids and evaluation instruments;
• adapt lesson plans to the unique requirements of the students and authority
having jurisdiction (AHJ);
• organize the learning environment so that learning is maximized;
• meet the record-keeping requirements of the AHJ.

$250.00

Instructor 2

NFPA Definitions of Certification Levels

Instructor II: A fire service instructor who, in addition to meeting Instructor I
qualifications, has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to develop individual lesson
plans for a specific topic including learning objectives, instructional aids, and evaluation
instruments; schedule training sessions based on overall training plan of authority
having jurisdiction; and supervise and coordinate the activities of other instructors.

A Fire Instructor II is a fire service instructor who, in addition to meeting Instructor I
qualifications, has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to:
Develop individual lesson plans for a specific topic including learning
objectives, instructional aids, and evaluation instruments
Schedule training sessions based on overall training plan of the authority
having jurisdiction (AHJ)
Supervise and coordinate the activities of other instructors

$250.00

Instructor 3

Identifies Objectives to create a training course around and is able to administer the overall instructor program. After a Level 3 Instructor identifies objectives, the Level 2 Instructor develops lesson plans to teach that subject, and the Level 1 Instructor is capable of teaching from that prepared lesson plan.

$300.00

Officer 1

Fire Officer I:

A Fire Officer I is a first-line supervisory officer who has met all the job performance and
certification requirements of Fire Officer I as defined in NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire
Officer Professional Qualifications and has previously met all the job performance and
certification requirements of Fire Fighter II as defined in NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire
Fighter Professional Qualifications, and Fire Instructor I as defined in NFPA 1041,
Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications.

FIRE OFFICER I

A Fire Officer I is a first-line supervisory officer who has met all the job performance and
certification requirements of Fire Officer I as defined in NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire
Officer Professional Qualifications and has previously met all the job performance and
certification requirements of Fire Fighter II as defined in NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire
Fighter Professional Qualifications, and Fire Instructor I as defined in NFPA 1041,
Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications. An individual at the Fire
Officer I level, as part of his or her duties and responsibilities performs the following:

• Uses human resources to accomplish assignments in accordance with safety
plans in an efficient manner, evaluates member task performance, supervises
personnel during emergency, and non-emergency work periods
• Deals with inquiries from the community, projects the role of the department to
the public, delivers safety, injury prevention and fire prevention education
programs
• Performs general administrative functions and implements departmental policies
and procedures at the unit/company level
• Performs a fire investigation to determine preliminary cause, secures the incident
scene, and preserves evidence
• Supervises emergency operations, conducts pre-incident planning, and deploys
assigned resources in accordance with the local emergency plan
• Integrates safety plans, policies, and procedures into the daily activities as well
as on the emergency scene, including the donning of appropriate levels of
personal protective equipment to ensure a safe work environment, in accordance
with health and safety plans, for all assigned members

$250.00

Officer 2

Fire Officer II:

A Fire Officer II is a mid-level supervisor who performs both supervisory and first-line
managerial functions who has met the certification requirements for Fire Officer II, in
addition to previously meeting all the job performance and certification requirements of
Fire Officer I as defined in NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional
Qualifications.

FIRE OFFICER II

A Fire Officer II is a mid-level supervisor who performs both supervisory and first-line
managerial functions who has met the certification requirements for Fire Officer II, in
addition to previously meeting all the job performance and certification requirements of
Fire Officer I as defined in NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional
Qualifications. An individual at the Fire Officer II level as part of his or her duties and
responsibilities:
• Evaluates member job performance
• Prepares a project or divisional budget, news releases, and/or new policy or
changes in existing policies
• Conducts inspections to identify hazards and addresses violations and conducts
fire investigations to determine origin and preliminary causes
• Supervises multi-unit emergency operations, deploys assigned resources, and
develops and conducts post-incident analysis
• Reviews injury, accident, and health exposure reports, identifies unsafe work
environments or behaviors, and takes approved action to prevent their
re-occurrence

$250.00

Hazardous Materials Incident Commander

NFPA 472 Definitions of Certification Levels

Haz-Mat Incident Commander: The Hazardous Materials Incident Commander is defined as that person responsible for all incident activities, including the development of strategies and tactics and the ordering and release of resources.

NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous
Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, Chapter 8 provides requirements for
competencies for incident commanders responsible for the on-scene management of hazardous
materials emergencies and is the primary response industry standard. NFPA 472 is written from
a broad perspective - establishing a framework that can be applied to a wide variety of incidents
regardless of the hazardous material(s) that may be involved, but does not provide product
specific guidance for individual products, such as the crude oil or ethanol.

$250.00

Incident Safety Officer

The Fire Safety Officer performs regular fire safety inspections of all facilities under their care, ensuring that they meet all necessary codes and regulations. They also respond to fire emergencies and arson crimes, investigating and reporting the causes of fire and taking appropriate responsive actions.

$300.00