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    I'm looking and trying to find out how tobecome fire officer I certified. If anyone has any knowledge please let me know

    Drew
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    IACOJ is what Firehouse should have been to begin with, and what it now couldn't even aspire to in its wildest dreams.- the1141man

    the opinions typed in the above space are mine and mine alone


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    Drew,
    Since you asked, Here it is.
    NC FIRE
    &
    RESCUE
    C O M M I S S I O N
    Jim Long, Commissioner
    State Fire Marshal
    North Carolina Fire Officer Certification
    In a continued effort to reduce fire loss in the State of North Carolina, the State Legislature established General Statute 58-78-5.14b, which
    requires the State Fire and Rescue Commission to establish voluntary minimum professional qualifications for all levels of fire and rescue service
    personnel.
    The standard for Fire Officer Certification is considered to be a minimum standard and the Fire & Rescue Commission fully recognizes that, due to
    differing requirements, many fire departments may set forth standards much higher than these for their personnel. It is the intent, however, that
    through a voluntary program, personnel who provide firefighting services to the communities of our state, will meet or exceed this standard.
    Performance Standard
    The NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Current Edition, will be the performance standard used for Fire Officer
    Certification.
    Entrance Requirements
    The Fire Officer candidate must meet the entrance requirements listed below before the Portfolio and/or certification can be issued. The candidate
    must also meet all of the prerequisites for the applicable level of the current NFPA 1021 Standard.
    Age/ Education/Service Requirements
    The candidate must be at least 21 years of age. Training and course work may be completed in advance, but certification cannot be issued until the
    candidate's 21st birthday. Moreover, the candidate must meet the requirements of the standard in place at the time of his/her birthday even though
    he/she may have been working toward a previous standard.
    The candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent recognized by the State Department of Public Instruction (i.e., GED). The candidate
    must be a member in good standing of a recognized fire service organization for three years and possess the physical ability to perform all tasks
    associated with his/her assignment.
    Reciprocity
    Any Fire Officer certified by another state or agency whose program is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC),
    or the National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications(ProBoard), and is a member of a fire/rescue agency in North Carolina may be
    granted equivalent certification, provided the agency was accredited at the time of his/her certification. To apply for reciprocity, a completed
    certification application and copies of the original certificate with accreditation statement must be submitted to:
    NC Department of Insurance OSFM | 1202 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699 | Attn: Brandi Maynard | Fax 919-662-4670
    Fire Officer
    Certification
    Steps to Certification - Level One
    Prerequisites
    – Certified Firefighter Level II
    – Certified General Level II Instructor
    The Fire Officer I candidate must enroll in the NC Fire and Rescue Commission Certification program by requesting and completing a Fire Officer I
    Application. The candidate will then be sent a Fire Officer I Portfolio and will be given twelve (12) months from the date of application to complete
    and submit. Candidates will be given the option of a three month extension for submission of the portfolio if prior approval is granted by the Fire
    Officer Subcommittee.
    The portfolio will be reviewed by the Fire Officer subcommittee and, upon approval, the candidate will be given the opportunity to take the Fire
    Officer I written examination. The written exam measures the cognitive skills of the 1021 Standard and must follow the guidelines set forth under the
    Policy for Testing manual. A score of 70% or above shall constitute a passing grade. If the exam is completed unsuccessfully, the candidate will be
    given a period of one (1) year to re-test. More information about the regional testing program can be found on our web site (www.ncdoi.com/osfm).
    Steps to Certification - Level Two
    Prerequisites
    – Fire Officer I
    – Certified General Level II Instructor
    The Fire Officer II candidate must be certified Fire Officer I and General Level II Instructor. The Fire Officer II candidate must enroll in the NC Fire and
    Rescue Commission Certification program by requesting and completing a Fire Officer II Application. Portfolio and testing procedures are the same
    as described in the requirements for Level I listed above.
    Steps to Certification - Level Three
    Prerequisites
    – Fire Officer II
    – Certified General Level II Instructor
    The Fire Officer III candidate must be certified Fire Officer II and General Level II Instructor. The Fire Officer III candidate must enroll in the NC Fire
    and Rescue Commission Certification program by requesting and completing a Fire Officer III Application. Portfolio and testing procedures are the
    same as described in the requirements for Level I and II listed above.
    Competency Requirements
    Although no particular college or university course of study will meet all of the competency requirements, curriculum such as the two-year Fire
    Protection Technology Degree program will help prepare the Fire Officer candidate to meet the performance objectives of NFPA 1021. Individual
    courses of study in the areas of Human Resource Management, Public Relations, Budgeting, Communications, Information Management, and
    Composition should be of assistance in lieu of a full college degree. Obtaining a college degree would provide a useful means of preparing the
    candidate for this program of certification advancement but it is not required.
    Recertification Requirements
    At the time of certification, each individual is certified to the most current edition of the National Fire Protection Association Standard adopted by
    the NC Fire and Rescue Commission. Each individual's certification record reflects the edition that was in place during the time of certification. The
    Commission does not issue new certificates upon recertification; these records are maintained by the Chief or employer on a local level.
    Certification Authority and Records
    Certificates for Fire Officers will be issued by the Commission Office when the candidate has met the requirements for certification.
    Summary of Prerequisite Requirements
    – High School diploma or GED
    – Minimum 21 years of age
    – Three (3) years of fire service
    – Firefighter II Certified and General Level II Instructor Certified (for Fire Officer Level I)
    – Fire Officer I and General Level II Instructor Certified (for Fire Officer Level II)
    – Fire Officer II and General Level II Instructor Certified (for Fire Officer Level III)
    – Successful completion of workbook for applicable level
    – Successful completion of Fire Officer exam for applicable level

    I got this info off of the below website,
    http://www.ncdoi.com/OSFM/FireAndRes...fr_officer.asp

    By the way when are you going to post a picture of your New Helmet.

    Stay Safe
    Bull
    Stay Safe
    Bull


    “Guys if you get hurt, we’ll help you. If you get sick we’ll treat you. If you want to bitch and moan, then all I can tell you is to flick the sand out of your slit, suck it up or get the hell out!”
    - Capt. Marc Cox CFD

    Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
    -WINSTON CHURCHILL

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    ahh you know how it is Bull . I've been busy with a fruitless job hunt. So I've pounding pavement with no sucess. I'll try to make sure and get a pic of it tonight
    Originally Posted by the1141man
    IACOJ is what Firehouse should have been to begin with, and what it now couldn't even aspire to in its wildest dreams.- the1141man

    the opinions typed in the above space are mine and mine alone

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    Stay Safe
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    “Guys if you get hurt, we’ll help you. If you get sick we’ll treat you. If you want to bitch and moan, then all I can tell you is to flick the sand out of your slit, suck it up or get the hell out!”
    - Capt. Marc Cox CFD

    Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
    -WINSTON CHURCHILL

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