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 (Continuing Education)

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 form

Upcoming Program Events

FIP-4728T Heavy Vehicle Rescue Training

This course will instruct public safety personnel on how to deal with large heavy vehicle and equipment rescues. Students will learn the fundamentals of shoring, stabilization, and use of tools for heavy rescue situations.
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FIP-4728H Managing Fire Services

This course provides an overview of fire department operative services referenced in NFPA standard 1021. Topics include finance, staffing, equipment, code enforcement, management information, specialized services, legal issues, planning, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to understand concepts and apply fire department management and operations principles.
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Dates Location Building Room Time Format
91208
5/20 - 7/16
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Online

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-4728N Large Animal Rescue

This is a special topic for fire and rescue personnel related to the concepts of Large Animal Rescue processes.
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FIP-5900B TR Confined Space Block Course

This Technical Rescuer (TR) Confined Space block course will present the TR with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to satisfy the requirements of Chapter 7 (Confined Space) of NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Professional Qualifications. This block includes all four required parts of the Technical Rescuer (TR) Confined Space certification course series as outlined by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission: TR Confined Space Rescue Operations, Confined Space Rescue Rigging, Confined Space Hazard Control, and TR Confined Space Victim Management. The "TR Confined Space Block Course" transfers as one "all or nothing" block to the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM). Students must successfully complete all parts to receive certification credit for this block course.
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FIP-3812A Fire Instructor II

This course will present the Instructor II 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 5). 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.
Section
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Dates Location Building Room Time Format
93432
3/4 - 3/8
3/4 - 3/8
3/4 - 3/8
3/4 - 3/8
FD
TBA
M 8:30:00 AM - 5:30:00 PM
W 8:30:00 AM - 5:30:00 PM
TH 8:30:00 AM - 5:30:00 PM
F 8:30:00 AM - 5:30:00 PM
Classroom

FIP-3556A HazMat OPS

This course is designed to cover initial response objectives to a hazardous materials incident. This block will present the candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of OSHA 1910.120 and Chapter 4, 5, 6.2, and 6.6 of NFPA 1072: Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel 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 1072 Standard, 2017 edition.
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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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Suggested Paths

Long Term

(More than 12 months)

University Transfer