View Poll Results: CAREER FFs: What NFPA certifications do you have?

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  • Firefighter I

    26 89.66%
  • Firefighter II

    28 96.55%
  • Instructor I

    20 68.97%
  • Instructor II

    11 37.93%
  • Instructor III

    8 27.59%
  • Fire Officer I

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    Default Career Firefighters - What certifications do you have?

    This thread is for career firefighters. If you are a volunteer, please reply to the "volunteer" version of this poll.

    Please check all that apply on the poll at the top of this thread.
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    I will list ONLY the certs I have earned as a career firefighter here. The rest of my certs were earned as a volly/POC FF.

    IFSAC/DOD FF1, IFSAC/DOD Driver Operator Pumper, IFSAC/DOD Airport Rescue Fire Fighting Firefighter, IFSAC/DOD Airport Rescue Fire Fighting Driver Operator, ISFSI Hazardous Materials Instructor, 24Hour Level B Haz-Mat technician

    As a career Firefighter I have also maintained the EMT license I earned as a volly.
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    Not entirely sure on the "NFPA" aspect of all of them, but I hold the following certifications:

    PA and Proboard certification for FF1 and FF2
    PA DOH Basic and Advanced Vehicle Rescue Technician
    Incident Safety Officer (NFA)
    Swiftwater and Ice Rescue Response Technician (NFPA)
    PA DOH EMT-Paramedic


    There might be more, but I don't recall off the top of my head. Additionally, I have attended numerous other training courses based on various NFPA standards, but did not include an actual certification like the ones listed above.

    *Note: about 1/2 of the certifications and training were acquired while serving as a volunteer prior to be hired.

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    In addition to all of the above:

    FF III, FO II, Safety Officer, HazMat Tech, Fire & Life Safety Educator, Fire Marshal (CT), EMT (CT), BS in Fire Science Technology, two courses shy of completing an MSFPE... I'm kind of a continuing training & education junkie.

    (Completed Aerial Operator before there was a certification exam but never did get around to going back to take it when it finally became available.)
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    FF I/II; Driver/Operator - Pumper; Instructor I/II; Officer I; Fire & Life Safety Educator I/II; Fire Inspector I/II; Ice Rescue Technician; Haz-Mat Operations; CERT Instructor.; NIMS 100-400.

    ON the EMS side .... EMT-B, PHTLS, AMLS, Haz-Mat ALS, BLS Instructor.

    Probably will test for Safety Officer by the end of the year.
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    FF Basic, FF Advanced, Officer I and II, Instructor I and II, FAE, Haz Mat Awareness, Ops, Tech A and B, Technical Rescue Awareness, Rope Ops, Rope Tech, Confined Space, Trench Ops, Trench Tech, Collapse Ops and Tech, Water Ops Dive Tech, Swift Tech, and a whole ton of certs that aren't recognized by our State Fire Marshal Office

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    Forgot a few, Incident safety officer, Ice dive tech, Surface Ice tech. I'm a Paramedic with ACLS, BTLS, Haz Medic, PHTLS, ATLS.

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    NPQ in the following:

    -Firefighter I/II
    -Instructor I
    -Inspector I
    -Apparatus Operator Pumper
    -Technician Level in Rope, Confined Space, Trench, Structural Collapse, Hazmat

    -GA Certified Firefighter
    -GA Live Fire Instructor
    -GA EMT-I
    Career Firefighter
    Volunteer Captain

    -Professional in Either Role-

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    I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

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    Firefighter 1 as it is Minimum standards required for everyone who holds the title of "Firefighter" in the state of Florida

    along with the whole spectrum of NWCG wildland courses
    "If you can't be a good example, the you'll just have to be a terrible warning."

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    Firefighter I & II
    Fire Officer I, II, III
    Technician in; ropes, confined space, trench, light medium & heavy collapse, machine rescue, HAZMAT
    A stack of other stuff.

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    Fire Basic and Fire Advanced
    Haz-Mat Tech B
    Large Vehicle Extrication Tech
    FAE
    Officer 1
    Instructor 1

    And a **** load of other certificate classes that the OSFM doesn't deal with

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    Fire Basic/Advanced (precursor to FF 1-2)
    EMT-B
    Haz-Mat FRO (first responder/operational) Tech
    Fire Apparatus Operator/Emergency Response Decision Driving
    Confined Space/Tech Rescue
    Fire Officer 1 (ProBoard)
    Fire Instructor 1
    Public Fire Educator (10 years as the FD's PFEO)

    And, as ATFDFF stated, a folder full of certificates from other courses I took through the Massachusetts Fire Academy.

    One must remember that getting a "piece of paper" saying you a "certified" doesn't mean squat in the real world when the defecation hits the rotating oscillating air movement device and you are in the direct path of the fecal matter.
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    Firefighter I & II
    High rise ops.
    Driver/operator, plus EVOC
    Confined Space
    High angle/low angle rescue
    Trench rescue I & II
    Swift water I & II
    Haz Mat FRO, Tech, Specialist, WMD.
    Plus the standard EMT.

    The USAR stuff I don't need anymore as I am not on the team. But it never hurts to know it, as I could easily wind up there on an OT or shift trade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    Firefighter I & II
    High rise ops.
    Driver/operator, plus EVOC
    Confined Space
    High angle/low angle rescue
    Trench rescue I & II
    Swift water I & II
    Haz Mat FRO, Tech, Specialist, WMD.
    Plus the standard EMT.

    The USAR stuff I don't need anymore as I am not on the team. But it never hurts to know it, as I could easily wind up there on an OT or shift trade.
    Youv'e been drinking too much of that orange koolaid at the training symposium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babcusar5 View Post
    Youv'e been drinking too much of that orange koolaid at the training symposium.
    It's called Orange Death, and I hope to you in line this year Chief! I'll mix you a special glass
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    Lead instructor, all my USAR ones, haz mat spec in clandestine labs, dive, aerial ops, a bunch of other crap and smoke diver.

    Certified doesn't mean competent. I just enjoy every aspect of my job along with the "fun stuff" I wouldn't normally get the chance to do.
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    -IFSAC FF1
    -NFPA FF1/2
    -NFPA Driver/Operator
    -IFSAC Hazmat Ops
    -EMT-B

    Just got hired recently so I dont have much
    Professional Firefighter/EMT-B

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    Some of these have lapsed as I am primarily a wildland firefighter and have little need to maintain certifications I am not provided with the equipment for (hazmat / ALS). FF1, FF2, EMT and Hazmat FRO were gained as a volunteer (on my time / cost through a community college) all others while career. Some state, some NFPA (IFSAC / Proboard), some NWCG. Like tajm I can't claim full competence in all of these, as many have seen little use since the initial training (I don't see many building collapses in the forest).

    Firefighter 1, 2
    Fire Officer 1, 2, 3, 4
    Instructor 1, 2, 3
    EMT / Paramedic (currently 1st responder)
    Hazmat Technician (currently FRO)
    Hazmat IC
    Hazmat Instructor
    EVOC
    Driver Operator Pumper
    Swift water rescue
    Confined space rescue
    Vehicle & machinery rescue
    Ladder rescue systems
    Emergency building shoring
    Aircraft rescue and firefighting
    Rope rescue
    Auto Extrication
    Rescue systems 1
    Crew Boss
    Engine Boss
    Type 4 IC
    Type 3 Burn boss
    Class B Faller
    Engine Operator
    Heavy Equipment Boss (trainee)
    Strike Team / Task Force Leader (trainee)
    Wildland Fire Investigator (trainee)

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    Well off the top of my head,
    FF II
    Journeyman FF
    HazMat Tech
    Rescue Tech (Extrication, confined space, rope rescue, trench rescue, water rescue)
    Fire Inspector I
    High Rise Fire Safety Director
    And the one I probably use the most is EMT-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangerJake72 View Post
    Firefighter 1 as it is Minimum standards required for everyone who holds the title of "Firefighter" in the state of Florida
    What a concept!
    Career Firefighter
    Volunteer Captain

    -Professional in Either Role-

    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

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    Firefighter I/II
    Airport Rescue Firefighter (ARFF)
    Driver/Operator ARFF/Pumper/Aerial/Mobile Water Supply
    Hazmat A/O/Tech
    Instructor I
    Inspector I
    Officer I
    Wildland Firefighter II

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    Ipassku Level I
    NHGTS Level 7Alpha
    Kitchen Nazi Level 4
    Meal Nazi Level 3 (Hide the TP qualified)
    Chief Ballbreaker Level 1,2,3,4,5,6,7........
    MTRP-1 and 2
    MERP-1 and 2
    MTRP/MERP Train the trainer
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    Quote Originally Posted by VinnieB View Post
    Ipassku Level I
    NHGTS Level 7Alpha
    Kitchen Nazi Level 4
    Meal Nazi Level 3 (Hide the TP qualified)
    Chief Ballbreaker Level 1,2,3,4,5,6,7........
    MTRP-1 and 2
    MERP-1 and 2
    MTRP/MERP Train the trainer
    You forgot Shower Sharking 1, 2, Practical Pranking in the Fire Service, Seat Belted Booby Ogling, and Creative Annoyment Of Others Utilizing Audio/Visual Effects. I believe the last one has a Graduate degree attached to it.
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    Janitorial Level II
    Disinfectant Awareness
    Scapegoat Tech
    Advanced Dishwashing with Cast Iron awareness

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    awesome...just awesome....I got a good laugh with those all
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