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    Default What classes have you taken?

    I am a junior in Virginia and until I am 16 I am not qualified to take State fire courses, although I have sat in Fire attack essentials and Fire attack intermediate and plan to finish FFI this year even though it doesn't count. So what classes have all you Juniors/ explorers taken?

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    Hey partner, hope that you know that in Virginia, an instructor can be jailed for a Class 6 felony for letting someone 15 years or younger participate in Department of Fire Programs training.

    I'm not trying to rain on your parade, and encourage you to get all of the training you can, but if you're not 16 on the day class starts, you can not be in the class. The Department of Fire Programs takes this VERY seriously.
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    up here in nh we have the only explorer academy that alows cadets to take a level ff1a and have it count tord ur cert..

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    Does listening and watching count as participating?

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    No, but active participation in the hands-on does, as does signing in to get credit for the class. Beware of these things.
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    I understand now and thank you for the information but the instructor wouldn't let me sign in anyways but just watch and listen.

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    I have taken Junior firefighter 1 as well as the state fire 1 exam
    which includes live burns but are controled and i am taking firefighting strategy and tactics as well as incident size up.

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    Arrow Up here in PA...

    I'm a junior in PA. I have taken the firefighting essentials course offered through our state and down through to our county. It is seperated into four modules:

    1. Introductin to the fire service
    2. Fireground operations
    3.Exterior firefighter
    4. interior firefighter

    I took the first three and got certified in them. Until I turn 18 I can't take the fourth module. But, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. I have also been certified in Awarness level haz-mat, CPR/AED, and General First Aid. I am currently looking into EMT-B training and some others like hybrid vehicle rescue and basic trench rescue.

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    The BOX is correct! When I was doing instructing for the DFP I always had the Chief of the department that I was instructing for give me a list of names and DOB's. When I was an instructor evaluator I made sure that the students were of proper age. If not, they were asked to sit but no hands on.

    I have taken every course that the DFP has had or offered while I was on the job. You need a few certificates do you??
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    I don't want the certificates just the knowledge. Thanks for the info on the DFP regulations and I be sure to countinue to sit and watch.

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    English
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    Lots. Lots of classes.
    Logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny46 View Post
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    Lots. Lots of classes.
    Well in lieu of the fact that I'm getting a Criminal Justice degree...I had to take fing Music Appreciation...twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KEEPBACK200FEET View Post
    Well in lieu of the fact that I'm getting a Criminal Justice degree...I had to take fing Music Appreciation...twice.

    Thats ok, I'm a Fire, Arson, and Explosion Investigation Major and I am taking a 300 level art history class right now just so I can meet everything to graduate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LADDER2EKU View Post
    Thats ok, I'm a Fire, Arson, and Explosion Investigation Major and I am taking a 300 level art history class right now just so I can meet everything to graduate.
    I didn't know just how liberal they meant when they said "A liberal arts school"!
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    As an explorer/jr I wasn't allowed to get any certs, had to be 18 for everything. But I went to every drill with my FD.


    I finally got my my FF1 cert in June, and everything that it came with. ICS 800 or something, HAZMAT awareness and operations, and even Fast Awareness was thrown in there as an extra (thanks Tommy). I haven't had time to take anymore classes at the fire academy. But now I'm in college, and starting my Bachelors in Fire Science, while double majoring in Professional/National Security. Thus far in my 1st semester I only have Intro to both of those.

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    lets see

    Proboard Certified Firefighter 1
    Proboard Certified Hazmat Awareness
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    well be starting Firefighter 2 in a month (this will be proboard as well and I will also get Hazmat Ops through this)

    through my fire science degree I have taken

    History/Impact of fire in America
    Building Construction for the Fire Service (IFSTA)
    Fire Inspector 1 ( only a portion of the class, gonna take the entire thing to get the cert)
    Fire Service Leadership (NFA course)

    Currently taking:
    Fire and Life Safety Educator (IFSTA)
    Hydraulics and Water Supply (fpp)
    EMT-B

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    Going through cadet program right now... but as far as classes


    Wildland FireFighter
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    Fire Prevention
    Intro to Tech Rescue
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    let's see...
    I've been in both fire and rescue so here is all i've taken:

    TN State Forest Service-Wildland Firefighting/Fire Shelters 4.0 Hrs.
    TARS-Basic Vehicle Extrication
    TARS-Bloodborne Pathogens

    Starting 30 Sept. i'm taking a TN State First Responder Class. In Oct. I will be taking Basic Firefighter.

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    Personally, I dont think that kids who are in the range of 15 or 16 should take any kind of class, besides the small stuff that most departments teach there departments. Kid's those ages are in high school, and should be worried about there education, rather than something that should come afterwords.

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    I'm taking FFI/II right now (I'm 22), but we have several explorers who sit in the back and observe the classes and exercises. Nothing official though.

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