Core Course Descriptions

Direct delivery core courses include all necessary manuals (loaners), handouts, quizzes, and related classroom material, a completed course syllabus with URFA Instructors assigned, and necessary props. Courses that meet the requirements for college credit may receive the credit through a direct delivery only.

Supported delivery core courses include all necessary manuals (loaners), handouts, quizzes, and related classroom material, a completed course syllabus, and necessary props. The department requesting a supported delivery provides their own instructors. Some props are not available for supported delivery (MCTC, HazMat Tech, Live Fire, and Extrication).

College credit can only be obtained if the class is taken for credit at the time the class is attended/delivered (college credit may be purchased at a later date at a much higher cost to the student). It is the responsibility of the Department to schedule certification testing if testing is desired.

UFRA does offer additional course offerings at special events such as Winter and Regional Fire Schools. Those additional courses and events are advertised in advance.

Please contact the Program Manager in your area for more information regarding UFRA's courses.

Gary Kilgore

801-863-7711

435-901-3673

Curriculum Coordination & Development

 

Reed Rieske

801-863-7787

801-368-2402

Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Millard, Sanpete, Uintah, Utah

 

Chuck Tandy

801-863-7716

435-272-7681

Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Piute, Sevier, Washington

Raleigh Bunch

801-863-7712

801-652-5082

Emery, Grand, Juab, Salt Lake, San Juan, Summit, Wasatch, Wayne

 

Dave Owens

801-863-7719

801-540-0225

Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, Rich, Tooele, Weber

 

Dan Cather

801-863-7423

801-367-3732

Wildland


Apparatus Driver Operator – Aerial

Content Includes: Driving, stabilizing, positioning, and operating skills, fire ground strategy and tactics, emergency operations, and apparatus maintenance and testing procedures. Meets or exceeds NFPA 1002 Professional Qualifications for Fire Apparatus Driver Operator - Aerial

  • Offered Direct or Supported Delivery
  • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
    • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
  • Pre-requisite: Apparatus Driver Operator – Pumper
  • Full PPE needed
  • Class Limit: 18 students
  • Department(s) must provide apparatus - one apparatus per 5 students
  • Manual: IFSTA Aerial Apparatus Driver Operator 1st edition
  • Syllabus, 40 hours, additional 8 hours for Certification Testing

Apparatus Driver Operator - Pumper

Content includes: Fire pump theory and operation, driving skills, regulations and laws, hydraulics, fire ground operations, specialty pumping, and apparatus maintenance and testing procedures. Meets or exceeds NFPA 1002 Professional Qualifications for Fire Apparatus Driver Operator - Pumper.

  • Offered Direct or Supported Delivery
  • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
    • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
  • Pre-requisite: Firefighter II
  • Full PPE needed
  • Class Limit: 18 students
  • Department(s) must provide apparatus - one apparatus per 5 students
  • IFSTA Pumping Apparatus Driver Operator Handbook 2nd Edition
  • Syllabus, 40 hours, additional 8 hours for Certification Testing

Basic Emergency Vehicle Operations (BEVO)

Contents includes: Vehicle familiarization, safe operation of an emergency vehicle by teaching "safety through avoidance," legal and moral responsibilities, vehicle maintenance and records. It combines classroom and field training to reinforce the skills presented. If taken in the 16 hour format, this course will cover the driving and apparatus placement skills for ADO-Pumper Certification.

  • Offered Direct or Supported Delivery
  • No certification offered
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Class Limit: 24 students
  • Department(s) must supply apparatus - one per 5 students
  • Syllabus: Offered in 8 or 16 hour format

Command Training Center - Phase I

Contents include: Training on residential structures utilizing first alarm assignments, online component to the basics of incident management including risk management, initial reporting, firefighter accountability, communications, tactics, and operating in the correct strategy. The online component is followed by 16 hours in the CTC managing structure fires. Phase I is intended for company officers, those who would “act in” as a company officer, and chief officers.

  • Offered Direct Delivery Only
  • No certification offered
  • Pre-requisites: completion of online training, NIMS 100, 200
  • Class Limit: 12 students (class minimum of 10 students)
  • Department(s) must supply location with 110 volt power supply)
  • Syllabus: 16 hours, offered in a 4 hour block format

Command Training Center - Phase II

Contents include: Concentrates on small commercial occupancies and strip malls using first and second alarm assignments, online component that builds on lessons learned in Phase I, emphasis on building construction and firefighter accountability, intended for chief officers or company officers that would be required to manage a commercial structure fire.

  • Offered Direct Delivery Only
  • No certification offered
  • Pre-requisites: completion of CTC Phase I, completion of online training, NIMS 100, 200
  • Class Limit: 12 students (class minimum of 10 students)
  • Department(s) must supply location with 110 volt power supply)
  • Syllabus, 16 hours, offered in a 4 hour block format

Live Fire Training: Fire Behavior (Formerly Flashover)

Contents include: Classroom presentation on basic fire behavior, student witnesses fire behavior in a confined environment, describes the signs to look for and the skills needed to survive an impending flashover, students witness fire behavior from the incipient phase through flashover in a safe environment and to learn concepts and practices to prevent injury or death.

  • Offered Direct Delivery Only
  • No certification offered
  • Class Limit: 12 students per 4 hour block
  • Pre-requisites: NFPA 1403 Pre-requisites for live fire training
  • Full PPE with SCBA needed

Live Fire Training - Initial Fire Attack

Content includes: Demonstration and performance of interior structural fire attack operations, incident command, personnel accountability, fire behavior, attack strategies, forcible entry, and fire stream management. This course includes participation in evolution based live fire exercises. Satisfies the class A interior and class B exterior fire control training requirements for Firefighter I certification.

  • Offered Direct Delivery Only
  • No certification offered
  • Class Limit: 12 students per 4 hour block
  • Pre-requisite: NFPA 1403 Pre-requisites for live fire training or Firefighter I certification
  • Full PPE with SCBA needed

Firefighter I

Content includes: Safety, ICS, fire behavior, PPE, fire attack, search and rescue, ladders, ventilation, salvage and overhaul, vehicle fires and extrication, and ground cover fires etc. The course is designed to be taught in 4 and 8 hour blocks and can be expanded to include live fire components. Certification available, must be scheduled separately, live fire testing required. Meets or exceeds NFPA 1001 standard (Firefighter I and Firefighter II).

  • Offered Direct or Supported Delivery
  • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
    • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
  • Full PPE with SCBA needed
  • Pre-requisite(s): Hazardous Materials Awareness and Hazardous Materials Operations certifications
  • Manual: IFSTA Essentials of Firefighter 6th edition
  • Class Limit: 24
  • Syllabus, approx. 108 hours, additional 8 hours needed for Certification Testing

Firefighter II

Content includes: ICS, inspections, prevention, investigation, hose testing, flammable gas emergencies, fire attack and control, equipment maintenance, rescue and extrication. Covers all required topics for certification under NFPA 1001 (Firefighter I and Firefighter II).

  • Offered Direct or Supported Delivery
  • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
    • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
  • Pre-requisite: Firefighter I certification
  • Full PPE with SCBA needed
  • Manual: IFSTA Essentials of Firefighter 6th edition
  • Class Limit: 24
  • Syllabus, approx. 40 hours, additional 4-8 hours needed for Certification Testing

Firefighter I and II combined Class

Content includes: All of the topics listed in Firefighter I and Firefighter II. When Firefighter I and II classes are combine there are fewer hours required to complete the class., requisite knowledge and skills, including specific evolutions. Class covers all required topics for certification under NFPA 1001 (Firefighter I and Firefighter II).

  • Offered Direct or supported Delivery
  • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
    • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
  • Pre-requisite(s): Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certifications
  • Full PPE with SCBA needed
  • Manual: IFSTA Essentials of Firefighter 6th edition
  • Class Limit: 24
  • Syllabus, approx. 120 hours, additional 8 hours needed for Certification Testing

Fire Inspector I

Content includes: Identification of fire hazards, fire prevention measures, inspection techniques, and pre-fire planning, fire suppression and detection systems, exiting, occupancies, occupancy loads, plan reviews, classroom discussion and actual inspections of both under-construction and occupied buildings. Class covers all required topics for certification under NFPA 1031.

  • Offered Direct or Supported Delivery
  • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
    • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
  • Pre-requisite: Hazardous Materials Awareness certification
  • Manual: IFSTA Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement 7th edition/ International Fire Code 2009 edition
  • Class Limit 16
  • Syllabus, 45 hours, additional 4 hours needed for Certification Testing

Fire Service Instructor I

Content includes: Introduces the student to basic instructional concepts and techniques with emphasis on fire and rescue service training, effective communication, teaching from lesson plans, methods of instruction with emphasis on skills training and adult learning. Class covers all required topics for certification under NFPA 1041.

  • Offered Direct or Supported Delivery
  • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
    • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
  • Pre-requisite: None
  • Manual: Fire and Emergency Services Instructor IFSTA 8th edition, UFRA Student Workbook
  • Class Limit: 14
  • Syllabus, 16 hours, Certification Testing included in the 16 hours

Fire Investigator I  (Course under revision)

Content includes: Determining the cause and origin of a fire, when to call an investigator, rules for preserving evidence, identifying fire setters, testifying in court, and the motives and methods of arsonists. Meets the requirements of NFPA 1033.

  • Offered Direct or Supported Delivery
  • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
    • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
  • Manual: Under Review
  • Class Limit: 16
  • Pre-requisite: Hazardous Materials Awareness Level, Certified Utah Fire Service Fire Inspector
  • Syllabus: N/A, 45 hours, additional 8 hours needed for Certification Testing

Fire Officer I

Content includes: Human resource management, community and government relations, application of fire department policies, fire investigation procedures, emergency service delivery and safety considerations. Class can be offered for College credit. Addresses the NFPA 1021 requirements for Fire Officer I.

  • Offered Direct or Supported Delivery
  • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
    • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
  • Manual: Jones and Bartlett Fire Officer Principles and Practice 2nd Edition
  • Class Limit: 16 students
  • Pre-requisite: Firefighter II Certification, Fire Service Instructor I Certification
  • Syllabus, 45 hours, additional 4 hours needed for Certification Testing

Hazardous Materials Awareness

Contents include: Recognizing and identifying the presence of hazardous materials and determine basic hazard and response information form placards, labels, container markings, and shipping papers. Course topics include understanding the risks and potential outcomes of a hazardous materials incident, using the DOT Emergency Response Guide, when and how to request additional resources, and the need for an Incident Command System. Course meets the requirements for Firefighter I certification and in compliance with federal OSHA regulations for firefighters (first responders) responding to hazardous materials incidents. Course meets the requirements of NFPA 472 (Hazardous Materials - Awareness & Operations and Hazardous Materials - Technician).

  • Offered Direct or Online Delivery
  • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
    • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
  • Highly recommended and preferred that students take the class online (this course is currently only accessible from a UVU campus).
  • Class Limit: 18 (direct delivery)
  • Manual: D.O.T. Emergency Response Guide (current edition)
  • Syllabus, Single day class with 7 hours of classroom time and 1 hour for testing (no syllabus)

Hazardous Materials Operations, Basic (Online Blended Course)

Contents includes: Basic skills necessary to safely and effectively manage (in a defensive mode) the initial activities of an emergency involving the uncontrolled release of dangerous chemicals, basic incident management, recognition and identification, PPE, decontamination, and product control techniques. This course is designed to allow a wide range of scheduling options for delivery. The cognitive learning portion of the class will be delivered online. Review dates and practical skill(s) dates are worked into the schedule/syllabus to complete the course. Course meets the requirements of NFPA 472 (Hazardous Materials - Awareness & Operations and Hazardous Materials - Technician).

  • Offered Direct Delivery Only
  • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
    • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
  • Manual: Hazardous Materials for the First Responder IFSTA 4th Edition, Hazardous Materials for First Responders IFSTA 4th edition Student Study Guide
  • Class Limit: 18
  • Pre-requisite: Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Full PPE with SCBA needed
  • Minimum time for completion 30 days - maximum time for completion 90 days, additional 4 hours needed for certification
  • Syllabus, Hazardous Materials Operations Online/Blended

Hazardous Materials: Operations, Basic (Live, on-site instructor)

Contents include: Basic skills necessary to safely and effectively manage (in a defensive mode) the initial activities of an emergency involving the uncontrolled release of dangerous chemicals, basic incident management, recognition and identification, PPE, decontamination, and product control techniques. Course meets the requirements of NFPA 472 (Hazardous Materials - Awareness & Operations and Hazardous Materials - Technician).

  • Offered Direct or Supported Delivery
  • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
    • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
  • Manual: Hazardous Materials for the First Responder IFSTA 4th Edition
  • Class Limit: 18
  • Pre-requisite: HM Awareness
  • Full PPE with SCBA needed
  • Syllabus, Hazardous Materials Operations, 34 hours, additional 4 hours needed for Certification Testing

Hazardous Materials: Technician

Contents include: Basic skills necessary to safely and effectively manage and mitigate (in an Offensive Strategy) the initial activities of an emergency involving the uncontrolled release of dangerous chemicals as per NFPA 472. Course includes basic incident management, recognition and identification, PPE, decontamination, and product control techniques. Meets or exceeds NFPA 472 Standards for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2013 Edition (Hazardous Materials - Awareness & Operations and Hazardous Materials - Technician).

      • Direct Delivery Only
      • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
        • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
      • Pre-requisite: Hazardous Materials – Hazardous Materials Operations Level, Pre course work Managing the Incident
      • Class Limit: 16 students
      • Department(s) must provide SCBA's for each student
      • Manual: J&B, Managing the Incident, 4th Edition, 4th edition Student Workbook
      • Department must submit an application for the Hazardous Materials Technician Class
      • Syllabus, 120 hours. 40 hours Science/Chemistry, 80 hours psychomotor

Vehicle Extrication

Contents include: Responder preparedness, safety, size-up, vehicle anatomy, tools and equipment, accident anatomy, extrication principles, and techniques. Emphasizes practical demonstrations and exercise. Course meets the requirements of the Firefighter II objectives for vehicle rescue.

      • Direct Delivery Only
      • No certification offered
      • Pre-requisite: None
      • Class limit: 20
      • Hosting agency must supply one Vehicle per every 5 students
      • Full PPE needed
      • 8-16 hours

Wildland Firefighter I / NWCG Firefighter II (Basic)

Contents include: Knowledge and skill set to recognize primary factors affecting the start and spread of wildfire, potentially hazardous situations, basic tool use and line construction skills. Meets requirements of NWCG Basic Firefighter and NFPA 1051 (2012) standards (Wildland Firefighter I and Wildland Firefighter II).

      • Offered Direct and/or Supported Delivery
      • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
        • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
      • NWCG materials is the mandated curriculum
      • Course length – 40hrs.
      • NWCG Certificates issued for course completion (S-130 / S-190 / I-100 / L-180)
      • Pre-requisite: Affiliation with a Utah Fire Department

Wildland Firefighter I / NWCG Firefighter II (Skills Crosswalk: Basic)

Contents include: Provide “Structural” firefighter with the knowledge and skill set to recognize primary factors affecting the start and spread of wildfire, potentially hazardous situations, basic tool use and line construction skills. Meets requirements of NWCG Basic Firefighter and NFPA 1051 (2012) standards (Wildland Firefighter I and Wildland Firefighter II).

      • Offered Direct and/or Supported Delivery
      • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
        • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
      • NWCG materials is the mandated curriculum (Cross Walk / G-Series)
      • Course length – 22 hrs. (17hrs plus skills 5hrs.)
      • NWCG Certificates issued for course completion (S-130 / S-190 / I-100 / L-180)
      • Pre-requisite: Affiliation with a Utah Fire Department and Structural FFI certification.

Wildland Firefighter II Advanced / NWCG Firefighter I (Advanced)

Contents include: Train the FFTII / ICT5 (type 5 incident commander) in the use of fire-line reference materials, communications, tactical decision-making, and implementation of the Risk Management process. Meets requirements of NWCG Advanced Firefighter and NFPA 1051 (2012) standards (Wildland Firefighter I and Wildland Firefighter II).

      • Offered Direct and/or Supported Delivery
      • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
        • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
      • NWCG materials is the mandated curriculum
      • Course length – S-131  4 - 8hrs
      • The supported classes are S-211 Portable Pumps & Water Use (16-20 hrs) / S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws (25-37 hrs)
      • The supported classes are not offered as part of Wildland Firefighter II but can be taken during the Fall/Winter NWCG course selection
      • *ICT 5 requires S-133 Look Up, Down & Around (4 hours)
      • NWCG Certificates issued for course completion
      • Prerequisite – Wildland FFI / NWCG FF II
        • Completion of the NWCG FFI / ICT5 Task Book
        • Affiliation with a Utah Fire Department

Wildland Firefighter II Advanced / NWCG Firefighter I (Advanced X-Walk)

Contents include: Train the FFTII Structural firefighter / ICT5 (type 5 incident commander) in the use of fireline reference materials, communications, tactical decision-making, and implementation of the Risk Management process. Meets requirements of NWCG Advanced Firefighter and NFPA 1051 (2012) standards (Wildland Firefighter I and Wildland Firefighter II).

      • Offered Direct and or Supported Delivery
      • Utah State Fire Service Certification Available
        • Certification Testing must be scheduled separately a minimum of 30 days prior to requested test date (Examination Form).
      • NWCG materials is the mandated curriculum (Cross Walk / G-Series)
      • Course Length – 17.5 hrs. plus 5 hrs. skills
      • *ICT 5 requires S-133 Look Up, Down & Around (4 hours)
      • NWCG Certificates issued for course completion
      • Pre-requisite: Affiliation with a Utah Fire Department and Structural FFII
        • Completion of the NWCG FFI / ICT5 Task Book

*The Crosswalk was developed by analyzing and comparing National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) structural firefighting standards with National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) wildland firefighting position task books. The resulting Crosswalk identifies wildland skills and knowledge not incorporated within standard structural firefighting training. By incorporating a structural firefighter’s existing fire suppression knowledge and skills, use of Crosswalk reduces required classroom hours, minimizes curriculum redundancies, and makes efficient use of limited training hours.