This course is designed to meet the needs of entry-level fire and emergency service instructors. The course meets or exceeds the job performance requirements in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 4. The target audience for this course includes the Department of Defense (DoD), Industrial Brigade, and/or Municipal personnel.
The Fire Instructor I course provides the tools necessary to obtain certification through the National Professional Qualifications System (Pro Board), the Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP) and/or State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association (SFFMA). The course is formatted around classroom lectures, group activities, and individual presentations.
Pro Board Certification
- You must present photo I.D. before taking written exam.
- Student must successfully complete the required practical assessment and written exam.
Course Completion RequirementsYou must bring a laptop with Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word software (or compatible software).
Duty uniform or business casual dress is required.
Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) skills testing is not offered as a part of
the class. This course is eligible for
Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) state certification via the TEEX Pro
Board / Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Reciprocity process. Candidates, who successfully complete the
course, pass the course final exam, and the Pro Board certification testing
process will receive a Training Prior Approval (TPA) number on their Pro Board
Certification. The Pro Board
Certification with the TPA number may be submitted to the Texas Commission on
Fire Protection for reciprocity.
As a part of the course, you will be required to modify a lesson in Microsoft PowerPoint format and other related documents; therefore it is recommended that you have working knowledge of computers, a familiarity with MS PowerPoint, a familiarity with MS Word, and computer projection equipment. You are required to bring a laptop computer with MS PowerPoint and MS Word and a thumb drive to class.
TopicsOverview of instructor and student profiles+Introduction to learning theories+Use of instructional materials and media+Maintaining student records and reports+Techniques to communicate effectively+Arranging the learning environment+Overview of legal considerations of education+Group activities and individual presentations
Suggested AudienceAll emergency response personnel, including fire prevention, suppression, control and safety personnel.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+Pro Board+Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)+State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
Note: Some Instructor I course offerings are for specific target audiences and may only provide one certification, such as the DoD with Pro Board and Municipal with TCFP or SFFMA. Be sure to register for the correct class to ensure the required credential is offered.
Annual Fire Training School Information
If you are attending this course as part of TEEX's Texas Annual Fire Training School taught each March and July, you need to be aware of the following additional information.
Annual Fire Training School Registration Requirements
Annual Schools require that you use the online registration system. If you are using a Purchase Order (including H.B. 2604 voucher) please place the number in the PO field for payment. Please know we must have a copy of the PO or voucher within 48 hours of your registration or you will be canceled out of the class.
Annual Fire Training School Late Registration
The full rate will be applied after the early-bird registration deadline.
Annual Fire Training School Contact Information
If you have any questions about Annual Schools, call (866) 878-8900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Testing Policy - American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Identified Disabilities
- Sunday: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
- Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. - finished
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