Two student firefighters crawl from right to left through a gap between wooden planks during a training exercise.

Contact

Ernest Jannetta
Director, Public Safety Training
Northern Durham Center, room 100B
919-536-7200, ext. 4016
PublicSafetyTraining@durhamtech.edu


Registration Questions

Donna Matheson
Program Specialist
919-536-7240, ext. 4417
mathesond@durhamtech.edu

Fire Services Extension (Non-credit)

Short Term

Classes are held at the Northern Durham Center campus as well as individual fire departments. Training help within local fire departments enables personnel to develop and enhance skill levels with the equipment they use in controlling fires. Any person who is a member of a North Carolina fire department, rescue squad, EMS, or emergency services agency may attend as a fee waived student. Classes offered can lead to Firefighter I and Firefighter II certification by the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshall.


Required Textbooks

Fire Officer 1 & 2: Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, Third edition, Jones & Bartlett
Available from Jones & Bartlett website or other book vendors.

Fire Prevention Standard I Inspection and Fire Prevention Standard II Inspection: Fire Prevention Code book, 2012 ed.
Purchase from the International Code Council  or directly from:

N.C. Office of State Fire Marshal
322 Chapanoke Road
Raleigh, NC

Fire & Life Safety Educator I classes: Fire & Life Safety Educator, 3rd Edition by IFSTA. ISBN: 978-0879393960.
Purchase from the best available vendor including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or the NC Fire & Rescue Instructor's website

Instructor I: Jones Bartlett instructor, 2nd edition

Other Fire/Emergency Services Training Sites:

Registration: Please contact jannettae@durhamtech.edu prior to registering to ensure your eligibility. Use the Public Safety Registration form for course registration and payment. 

FIP-7000A Traffic Incident Management (TIMS)

This course is designed to establish the foundation for and promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) National Unified Goal: responder safety; safety, quick clearance from incidents; and prompt, reliable, interoperable communications. This course will familiarize fire and rescue personnel with the purpose of the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2) and National TIM Responder Training Program and how it relates specifically to North Carolina. Participants will learn to recognize and identify the dangers encountered by emergency responders working in or near traffic. This course is not a state fire & rescue certification course; however, it is a requirement related to one or more state certifications and will transfer electronically to the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for inclusion on OSFM transcripts. Please contact OSFM for details.
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FIP-3600A EVD

This course deals with the safe operation of emergency vehicles, driving skills, legal implications of emergency driving. departmental standard operating procedures, and abilities to satisfy the key requirements of NFPA 1002: Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications (2017 edition). This course should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines; contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details. Effective date July 1, 2020/NFPA 1002 Standard, 2017 edition.
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COD-3120A Fire Prevention Standard Inspec Lev 1 Level I

This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills for basic fire prevention code enforcement. This course follows the guidelines set by the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board. Lecture, demonstration, and skills evaluation are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training areas include: rules of building code enforcement, fire code as it relates to other building codes, use of the fire prevention code, and technical provisions. Prerequisite none.
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FIP-4903A Hazardous Materials: Recertification

This course will cover various subjects as needed to provide annual upgrade and refresher training for personnel for recertification for hazardous materials certification in North Carolina.
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FIP-6100A Technical Rescue: Trench (series)

This course will present the Technical Rescuer with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Eight (Trench) of NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Professional Qualifications. Classes included in this course are: Rescue Operations for Trench, Rescue Rigging, Protective Systems, Load Stabilization, and Victim Management.
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FIP-4728Q Special Topics: Skill

This course will allow students to be exposed to new and emerging issues in fire and rescue.
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FIP-3716A Fire Chief 101-2020 Ed

This certification-related course is designed to apprise chief officers of the various aspects and complexities surrounding the operations and organization of North Carolina Fire departments. Emphasis will be placed on ratings and inspections, NFIRS reporting, prevention and relief funds, grant programs, basic line of duty death information, various state associations, and an overview of chief officer expectations in North Carolina. This class will satisfy the 9S insurance inspection criteria as specified by the North Carolina Administrative Code. This course should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines; contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details.
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FIP-3717A Fire Chief 101 Update-2020 Ed

This certification-related course is designed as an update to the Fire Chief 101 Course. Course content is revised on a five-year cycle so that chief officers receive the most relevant and current information available. This course should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines; contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details.
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FIP-3811A Fire Instructor I

This course will present the Instructor I candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of NFPA 1041: Standard for Fire and Emergency Services Instructor Professional Qualifications (2019 edition; Chapter 4). This curriculum should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines; contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details. Effective date July 1, 2020/NFPA 1041 Standard, 2019 edition.
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FIP-3048A FF Fireground Operations 8

This course includes instructional content for Hose, Streams, and Appliances. This course will present the candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications (2019 edition). This course should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines; contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details. Effective date July 1, 2020/2019 Edition NFPA Standard.
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FIP-3049A FF Fireground Operations

This course includes instructional content for Fire Control. This course will present the candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications (2019 edition). This course should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines; contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details. Effective date July 1, 2020/2019 Edition NFPA Standard.
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Suggested Paths

Short Term

(12 months or less)

Long Term

(More than 12 months)

University Transfer