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College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Fire and Rescue Service Training helps prepare firefighters to serve their communities. Training sessions are held in fire departments throughout our seven-county service area, training you as part of an organized group with the equipment you would use in controlling fires.

Class Schedules

Technical Rescuer General (FIP5600)

Course FIP R M
Medical Requirement(EMT First Responder, Paramedic)
TR Rescue Operations 5601 9 10
TR Personal Protective Equipment 5602 9 10
TR Rescue Equipment 5603 6 7
TR Helicopter Transport 5604 6 7
TR Rescue Rigging 5605 15 16
TR Ropes 5606 21 22
TR Victim Management 5607 15 16
Sub Total 81 88

Technical Rescuer VMR (FIP 5700)

TR– VMR Rescue Ops 5701 12 13
TR – VMR Vehicle Anatomy 5702 9 11
TR – VMR Stabalization Extricate 5703 15 16
TR – VMR Bus & Machinery 5704 9 10
TR – VMR Victim Management 5705 15 16
Sub Total 60 66

Technical Rescuer ROPES (FIP 5800)

TR – Ropes Site Operations 5801 6 7
TR – Ropes Anchors 5802 15 16
TR – Ropes Mechanical Advantage 5803 6 7
TR – Ropes Fixed Ropes Systems 5804 12 14
TR – Ropes Lowers & Raises 5805 12 14
TR – Ropes Highlines 5806 9 11
TR – Ropes Victim Management 5807 15 18
Sub Total 75 87

Trench (Chpt 11)

Trench Incident Planning 5551 4 5
Trench PPE 5552 6 7
Trench Rescue Equipment 5553 6 7
Trench Load Stabalization Systems 5554 9 11
Trench Mechanical Advantage Systems 5555 6 7
Trench Anchor Systems 5556 6 7
Trench Protective Systems 5557 20 24
Trench Victim Removal 5558 4 6
Sub Total 61 74

Surface Water Rescue (Chpt 7)

5520 40  

Structural Collapse (Chpt 10)

SC Incident Planning 5541   4
SC PPE 5542   6
SC Basic Rescue Equipment 5543   6
SC Shoring 5544   20
SC Breaching & Breaking 5545   18
SC Lifting & Moving 5546   18
SC Search Management 5547   4
SC Victim Removal 5548   4
Sub Total   76

Confined Space (Chpt 9)

Confined Space Incident Planning 5561   4
Confined Space PPE 5562   6
Confined Space Rescue Equipment 5563   6
Confined Space Hazard Control 5564   7
Confined Space Mechanical Advantage 5565   6
Confined Space Anchor Systems 5566   9
Confined Space Victim Removal 5567   6
Sub Total   44

All courses marked * are combination courses.

**HazMat is required for TR – General.

HAZMAT Level I (same as FF 1 and 2 HazMat)

  FIP
HAZMAT Awe (FIP3125) 5512
HAZMAT Ops (FIP3225) 5513
HAZMAT(Combo–FIP 3325) *5514
Totals  

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Please note: Credits take 30 to 90 days to appear on your transcript. If your transcript does not show courses taken.

North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission Course Listings

Fire Fighter, Dr/Ops, FLSE

Course Firefighter I Firefighter II Firefighter I/II (combo)
  FIP R M FIP R M FIP R M
FD Orientation and
Safety (LB)
3123 15 18 3223 9 11 *3323 21 25
Fire Alarms and
Communications
3103 9 11 3203 9 11 *3303 15 18
Fire Behavior (LB) 3104 7 7 3204 5 5 *3304 12 14
Portable Fire
Extinguishers (LB)
3105 6 7       *3305 6 7
Personal Protective
Equipment (LB)
3106 15 18       *3306 15 18
Forcible Entry (LB) 3107 12 14       *3307 12 14
Ventilation (LB) 3108 12 14 3205 12 14 *3308 21 25
Ropes 3109 12 14       *3309 12 14
Ladders (LB) 3110 15 18       *3310 15 18
Fire Hose, Streams
and Appliances (LB)
3111 18 22 3207 6 7 *3311 21 25
Foam Fire Streams       3208 6 7 *3312 6 7
Fire Control 3113 15 18 3209 21 25 *3313 33 40
Salvage 3114 6 7       *3314 6 7
Overhaul (LB) 3115 3 4 3210 3 4 *3315 6 7
Emergency Medical
Care
3116 15 18       *3316 15 18
Rescue 3117 12 14 3211 15 18 *3317 24 29
Water Supplies (LB) 3118 9 11 3212 12 14 *3318 18 22
Sprinklers 3119 9 11 3213 9 11 *3319 15 18
**Response to
Haz-Mat
Awe and Ops
3125
and 3225
36 43       *3325 36 43
Fire Prevention,
Education and Cause
      3215 21 25 *3321 21 25
Building Const.       3216 15 18 *3322 15 18
Totals   226 269   143 170   345 412
FF — Live Burn (LB)
10 Classes
3124 112              

HAZMAT Level I

Course Name FIP  
HAZMAT Awe 3125 18
HAZMAT Ops 3225 32
HAZMAT 3325 *43
Totals   50
***Same as Rescue Tech. HazMat 5512, 5513 and combo *5514

Fire Life Safety Educator  I, II, III

I General 4610 14
I Education 4611 14
I Administration 4612 14
II Plan & Devel. 4613 14
II Education 4614 14
II Administration 4615 14
III Plan & Devel. 4616 14
III Education 4617 14
III Administration 4618 14
Totals 126

Driver Operator

Course Name FIP R M
EVD 3601 20 24

Pump Operations

Intro. To Pumps 3610 15 18
Basic Pump Ops. 3611 24 29
Pump Maint. 3612 15 18
Sprinkler and Standpipe 3613 15 18
Pump Hydraulics 3614 15 18
Service Testing 3615 15 18
Pump Water Supply 3616 15 18
Totals   134 161

Aerial Operations

Into to Aerial 3617 15 18
Basic Aerial Op. 3618 15 18
Aerial Maint. 3619 15 18
Aerial Testing 3620 15 18
Totals   60 72

All courses marked * are combination courses.

Please note: Credits take 30 – 90 days to appear on your transcript. If your transcript doesn’t show courses taken prior to 90 days, contact the college to have written verification sent.

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Instructional Faculty

  1. Faculty Description
    1. Fire Fighter Instructors: All instructors hired by COA will meet the requirements of the Fire and Rescue Commission and the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshall.
      • General Instructor: One who has taken and passed the State Educational Methodology Exam. This level of instructor can teach classroom and practicals but can not test.
      • Qualified Instructor: One who has taken and passed the State Educational Methodology Exam and the State Job Knowledge Exam. This level of instructor can teach and test students.
    2. Rescue Technician Instructors: All instructors hired by the COA will meet the requirements of the Fire and Rescue Commission and the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshall.
    3. Specialty Course Instructors: All instructors hired by the COA will meet the requirements of the Fire and Rescue Commission and the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshall as it relates to the program specialty.
    4. Non-Credentialed Instructors: All non-credentialed instructors must be able to document their expertise in a particular specialty field before they are allowed to teach a program.
  2. Appointment: Instructors will be chosen based on credentialing qualifications, past performance, and availability. All instructors will be hired on a part-time basis for the duration of the class and will be supervised by the School Director.
  3. Responsibilities/Expectations: In addition to the duties and responsibilities addressed in the Department of Workforce Development and Career Readiness’ (Continuing Education) instructor’s manual, all Fire and Rescue Instructors will be responsible for:
    1. Education and training needs in the seven-county college service area;
    2. Identification of needed resources;
    3. Participate in the planning process of training classes;
    4. Instructional coordination and delivery;
    5. Coordination/evaluation of auxiliary instructors, including:
      • Evaluation and monitoring of student performance throughout all activities required for program completion, including remediation and competency evaluations.
    6. Student monitoring/professional development; and program record keeping;
    7. Instructors may use appropriate materials they wish to enhance their presentations, but the use of Commission approved curriculum materials are required in all certifications courses;
    8. Ask students to sign attendance roster, and the Fire/Rescue using full name;
    9. Sign intent to pay form and attendance roster;
    10. Please ask students if anyone is under the age of 18 (They must have a signed release form from their high school). No one under 16 years of age may register;
    11. Make sure students complete 80 percent of class before testing them;
    12. Check roster and attendance sheet for number of students to be sure they match;
    13. When canceling class notify school before 12 pm on day of class;
    14. Return all packets to school 3 days after completing class;
    15. When requesting classes please send in request to school seven to 10 days prior to class start date; and
    16. Report any injury to a firefighter enrolled in classes sponsored by the COA to the School Director as soon as possible.
  4. Appointment Qualifications Requirements: All Instructors hired by the COA will meet the requirements of the Fire and Rescue Commission and the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshall for that level of instruction. Instructors will be responsible for providing documentation of their qualifications and credentialing.
  5. Method of Faculty Evaluation and Re-appointment: Instructors will be evaluated by the following means:
    1. Student evaluations.
    2. Student retention.
    3. Student pass rates, both local and state testing statistics.
  6. Faculty Orientation/Development:
    1. All instructors hired by the COA’s Department of Workforce Development and Career Readiness will receive a copy of the college’s Instructor Policy and Procedure Manual and a thorough orientation to acquaint them with the college’s policies and procedures.
    2. All Fire and Rescue Instructors will be required to attend an annual update/orientation class sponsored by the college. At this class, the instructors will be made aware of updates and changes to the program as well as any changes to the college’s policies and procedures. Instructors will be allowed to voice any concerns and/or suggestion for improvements for fire and rescue. In the event of major changes or event happenings, a special meeting will be called to cover new materials.

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