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    Question Fire Service Instructor III... Does it exist?

    Greetings all, I have been looking for a FSI III Course for some time here in the northeast and have had very little luck. Only a few states and the DoD are accrediated to offer the coursework. Has anyone else taken it, and if so where???

    Thanks for your responses

    Firefighter Jason Gray
    Municipal Fire Instructor, City of Norwich NY
    County Fire Instructor, Chenango County NY


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    We do not have it available here in PA, don't really know if it exists yet. I know members of the pro-board and they've told me they're working on it but not ready for presentation yet.

    We're still waiting for the Aerial Operator Certification to roll out that was promised 3 years ago.
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    It does exist, but like you say, it may depend on your state. My state recognizes it and will certify to the level (it just doesn't have the IFSAC seal). The University of Missouri finally developed a class in it, but it's extremely hard to find. However, the state will recognize a NFA class (I don't recall which one it is) for certification.

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    The certification does exist and is available through BUCKS County Public Safety Training Center in Pennsylvania. Please see link for additional information: [URL="http://www.bucks.edu/publicsafety/"]

    I would give them a call and see if you can either challenge the course or if you have to attend in person. I know the staff there personally and they are more than happy to accommodate you. The training center is both IFSAC and Pro-Board accredited.

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    For some reason, his link failed...I'll try it again for you:

    http://www.bucks.edu/publicsafety/

    Or straight to the DOD certification page:

    http://www.bucks.edu/publicsafety/dodtraining.html

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    Bob,

    Thanks for the support on the link

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    Thanks for the info, i will check them out

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    Default Alabama Fire College

    Alabama Fire College is offering Fire Instructor III (Pro-board certification) twice in 2008.

    From the posted course description:

    "Description:
    This course is designed to provide the Fire Instructor with the next level of understanding for the training of personnel. This course is designed to train the participants to perform job and task analysis, develop goals and objectives, and develop a lesson plan along with the coordinating of training aids and student test and evaluation."

    http://www.alabamafirecollege.org/de...m/rpfinst3.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by firebeach406 View Post
    Alabama Fire College is offering Fire Instructor III (Pro-board certification) twice in 2008.

    From the posted course description:

    "Description:
    This course is designed to provide the Fire Instructor with the next level of understanding for the training of personnel. This course is designed to train the participants to perform job and task analysis, develop goals and objectives, and develop a lesson plan along with the coordinating of training aids and student test and evaluation."

    http://www.alabamafirecollege.org/de...m/rpfinst3.htm
    Sounds like the old Instructor II that I took years ago. We had to write a lesson plan, MSA and test.
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    Default Firefighter III

    This is a great course for someone who will be using the skills in a large city. Also, it isn't for someone that can't finish a 2 year degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nfd130 View Post
    Greetings all, I have been looking for a FSI III Course for some time here in the northeast and have had very little luck. Only a few states and the DoD are accrediated to offer the coursework. Has anyone else taken it, and if so where???

    Thanks for your responses

    Firefighter Jason Gray
    Municipal Fire Instructor, City of Norwich NY
    County Fire Instructor, Chenango County NY

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