NFPA 1061 Public Safety Telecommunicator I

TEL100 - 20.00 Hours

Description

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills to allow you to meet the Job Performance Requirements (JPR) as defined in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1061, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Safety Telecommunicator , Chapter four, “Public Safety Telecommunicator I.” The course will focus on obtaining adequate and accurate information for the appropriate dispatch of resources.

Participants are eligible to apply for certification through State Firefighter’s and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA). 

This course does NOT offer Pro Board certification.

This course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class for your organization, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu.

Description

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills to allow you to meet the Job Performance Requirements (JPR) as defined in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1061, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Safety Telecommunicator , Chapter four, “Public Safety Telecommunicator I.” The course will focus on obtaining adequate and accurate information for the appropriate dispatch of resources.

Participants are eligible to apply for certification through State Firefighter’s and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA). 

This course does NOT offer Pro Board certification.

Prerequisites

SFFMA Certification Requirements 

Participants that successfully complete this course, can submit their TEEX certificate of completion, along with SFFMA certification application, to the SFFMA office for processing.

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire

For classroom activities, students must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve/long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts). It is preferred that participants wear duty uniform or business casual dress. 

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion.  

Topics

Fire service operations +History and facility organization +Liability issues +Radio dispatch skills +Radios and alarms +Telecommunicator traits and techniques +Telephone systems

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for individuals who provide emergency and non-emergency dispatch services for

  • fire departments
  • emergency medical services
  • law enforcement

Continuing Education and Professional Credits

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Other Information

Annual Fire Training School

If you are attending this course as part of TEEX's Annual Fire Training School taught each July, you need to be aware of the following additional information:

Preregistration is required for this course. If you have any questions about Annual Fire Training School, call (866) 878-8900.

Annual Fire Training School registration late fee

A $50.00 late fee will be assessed to payments made after the registration deadline.

Hours

Please be aware this class begins Sunday at 2 p.m.

  • Sunday: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. – noon

Course size limit

  • 30 students

Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Attire

  • Regular work attire for training activities and classroom sessions.
  • You may not wear to any class or field activity
    • shorts
    • sleeveless shirts
    • open-toed shoes

Contact Information

Robert Barron

Training Manager
Phone: (979) 845-5562 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900

Related Courses

TEL200NFPA 1061 Public Safety Telecommunicator IINFPA 1061 Public Safety Telecommunicator IINFPA 1061 Public Safety Telecommunicator II

Policies

TEEX Policies

Participants are required to follow the guidelines in the ESTI Student Safety Manual. 

Payment Information

  • Credit Card - Complete online registration or call (979) 845-2130
  • Purchase Order – Complete online registration and send a copy of PO documentation within 48 hours to Merrie.Noak@teex.tamu.edu 
  • For out-of-state tuition rates, contact the Fire Officer Program office at Merrie.Noak@teex.tamu.edu  
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