Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards Commission

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Y101 - Fire Instructor I (40 Hours)
A course designed to train participants to teach a class from a prepared lesson plan. This course introduces the student to the concept of utilizing training aids to enhance his/her presentation, how to properly select these training aids and how to use the training aid selected. Subject areas for this course include: communication, concepts of learning, methods of teaching, organizing the class, performance evaluations, testing and evaluations, the lesson plan, teaching techniques, and the use of instructional materials. The student will give several presentations during the course; all leading to the final fifteen minute graded presentation on the final day of class. Prerequisite: High School diploma or GED. Must have three years' experience as a certified firefighter.

Y102 - Fire Instructor II (40 Hours)
Provides the Fire Instructor I 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 long with the coordinating training aids and student test and evaluation. During the course the students are divided into groups, each of which is responsible for the development of a lesson plan to be presented to the class on the final day. Prerequisite: Fire Instructor I

Y201 - Fire Officer I (40 Hours)
The Fire Officer I curriculum identifies the performance requirements necessary to perform the duties of a first line supervisor. This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of management and supervision by concentration on such topics as; organizational structure, communication skills, human resource management, public relations, planning, emergency service delivery, and safety. Prerequisite: Firefighter II

Y202 - Fire Officer II (40 Hours)
A course designed for the fire officer who is ready to assume more of a leadership role by moving into the middle management level of his/her department. This course consist of subjects designed to give the officer more knowledge of management and supervision so that he/she can make basic evaluations of employee relations and assume a more proactive role in their department. This course expands on the knowledge base attained in Fire Officer I by revisiting some of the same subjects and adding additional material. Some new subjects areas include information management, government structure, and department budget planning and management. Prerequisite: Firefighter I and Instructor.

Y552 - Public Fire & Life Safety Educator (40 hours)
The student will be able to identify the major problems to be solved regarding delivery of a Public Fire & Life Safety Program. This course identifies the most cost effective objectives for the program, how to develop educational messages and materials and delivery methods.

Y654 - Apparatus Operator - Aerial (40 hours)
This course id designed to provide the structural firefighter with the additional knowledge and skills to successfully operate an aerial apparatus. Included in this course is a section of performance standards that must be completed and documented by the student at their department prior to attending the class. The purpose of this class is to specify, in terms of performance objectives, the minimum requirements for professional service as an apparatus operator/driver. This course shall cover all the requirements for the Apparatus Operator/Driver: Aerial level of progression.

Y655 Apparatus Operator - Pumper (40 hours)
This course is designed for the firefighter who wishes to advance to the next level of his/her profession. This course consist six modules: Preventive maintenance, Test and Inspections, Driving/Operating, Water Supply, Sprinklers and Standpipes and Operations. The purpose of this class is to specify, in terms of performance objectives, the minimum requirements for professional service as an apparatus operator/driver. This course shall cover all the requirements for the Apparatus Operator/Driver: Pumper level of progression.

Y705 - Fire Inspector I (40 hours)
This course is designed for the fire inspector who is ready to advance his/her educational training to the next level. This course delves into the interpretation of applicable codes and standards, covers the procedure for various types of inspections and prepares the inspector for the plans review process. The purpose of this course is to specify, in terms of performance objectives, the minimum requirements for professional service as a fire inspector. This course covers the requirements of the Fire Inspector I level of progression.

Y706 - Fire Inspector II (40 hours)
This course is designed for the fire inspector who is ready to advance his/her educational training to the next level. This course delves into the interpretation of applicable codes and standards, covers the procedure for various types of inspections and prepares the inspector for the plans review process. The purpose of this course is to specify, in terms of performance objectives, the minimum requirements for professional service as a fire inspector. This course covers the requirements of the Fire Inspector II level of progression.