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Firefighter I Program

Available at KPC's Kenai River Campus in Soldotna

Course Description

The purpose of the Firefighter I program is to provide entry level firefighters with the knowledge and skills to meet the minimum job performance requirements as outlined in NFPA 1001 and 472. Candidates must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to function safely and effectively on emergency scenes and be able to perform the basic tasks assigned. To obtain State of Alaska Firefighter I and Hazardous Materials Operations certifications students must successfully complete the practical skills exam and score at least a 70 percent on the written exam.

Upon successful completion of this 12-credit program, the student will be able to understand and apply the principles of fire department organization, communications, incident command system, ropes and knots, fire behavior, firefighter safety, fire prevention, personal protective equipment, fire extinguishers, respiratory protection, ventilation, hose lines, hose streams, firefighter tools and equipment, forcible entry, search and rescue, ladders, building construction, fire suppression, water distribution systems and fixed fire protection systems as per the National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001 for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications.

In addition, students will be able to understand and apply principles of Hazardous Materials Operations and Basic Emergency Medical Care. 

See program details about Fire Science courses in the KPC Catalog. For more information about this program, call (907) 262-0266.

Fire Programs Coordinator

Kenai River Campus  


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