Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute

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Y208 - Fire Officer I - Company Level Operations (60 Hours)
To provide entry-level training in company operations and administration at the first-line supervisory level. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to effectively manage human resources; community/public relations; fire department organization and administration, including budgets, reports, and planning; fire inspection, investigation, and public education; emergency service delivery; and safety. (National Fire Protection Association Standard 1021, Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 1997 edition, Chapter 2.)

Y209 - Fire Officer II - Strategies for the Success of Company-Level Officers (42 Hours)
To provide the student with training in company operations and administration that enhances the entry-level company officer training course. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to effectively manage human resources; community/public relations; fire department organization and administration, including budgets, reports, and planning; fire inspection, investigation, public education, and emergency service delivery; and safety. (National Fire Protection Association Standard 1021, Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 1997 edition, Chapter 3.)

Y210 - Fire Officer III - Developing the Chief Officer for the Administrative and Operational Challenges of the 21st Century (48 Hours)
To prepare current/potential chief officers at the company/department/organizational level for the job performance requirements and challenges consistent with NFPA 1021, Chapter 4, 1997 edition. Upon successful completion of all required course work, the participant will have a solid perspective of fire service management and related issues. This will enable the participant to function in the capacity of an organizational chief officer, or as a member of a chief officer/fire administrators executive staff.

Y505 - Fire Inspector I (40 Hours)
To provide the students with an in-depth review of the skills attendant to the duties of a Fire Inspector I job performance requirements (JPR) of the National Fire Protection Association, 1031, Standard for Fire Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to prepare reports on fire safety issues using proper codes and standards, conduct research on the various codes to address deficiencies noted during a site visit, develop a checklist to complete fire safety inspections, and give a legal deposition given the findings of an inspection, plan review, or complaint.

Y601 - Emergency Medical Services Officer I (48 Hours)
To provide students with entry-level training in company/departmental emergency medical services operations and administration at the first-line supervisory level. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to effectively manage human resources, community/public relations; EMS company/departmental organizational and administration, including budgets, reports, incident pre-planning, public EMS education, safety, and emergency services delivery. This program addresses approximately 90% of the NFPA 1021, Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 1992 edition, Chapter 2.

Y108 - Instructor I Curriculum (30 Hours)
To teach instructors and trainers how to organize and teach a course effectively using existing lesson plans. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to make an effective classroom presentation based on appropriate lesson plans.

Y109 - Instructor II Curriculum (30 Hours)
To prepare the student to use instructional methods that address various learning styles; to plan and develop lessons and programs for the purpose of delivering instruction; to supervise instructors and instruction and teach students in normal and hazardous learning environments; to develop examination methods and forms; and to develop and maintain a record and reporting system. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to describe and define instructional terms and methods, describe concepts of learning, use reference materials and locate instructional resources, use various instructional methods and instructional support materials, evaluate programs and learning, supervise and train instructors and students, create and maintain records and reports, use appropriate and effective communication methods, and be aware of instructor roles and responsibilities. (The program is based on the National Fire Protection Association Standard 1041, Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, 1996 edition, Chapters 3 and 4.)

Y602 - Rescue Technician (60 Hours)
To provide the student with the fundamental principles of rescue to safely perform skills required at an auto accident, forcible entry situation, or land rescue. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the principles and hazards of rescue and demonstrate the use of tools and equipment to properly and safely perform auto extrication, rudimentary rigging, ladder rescue, forcible entry operations, and overland repelling.

Y404 - Hazardous Materials Operations (24 Hours)
To provide the student with the knowledge and skills to perform hazardous materials first response. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze a hazardous materials incident, plan an initial response, implement the response, and evaluate the progress of the action taken.

Y405 - Hazardous Materials Technician (39 Hours)
To provide students with the knowledge and skills to mitigate a hazardous materials leak. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze a hazardous materials incident, plan a response, implement the response, evaluate the progress of the planned response, and terminate the incident.

Y751 - Shipboard Firefighting Awareness (24 Hours)
Prerequisite: For the Operations module, successful completion of the Awareness module, plus MFRI Firefighter II, EMTB, and HAZMAT Operations, or MFSPQB, NPQS or IFSAC certification. To provide students with the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively perform shipboard fire suppression operations as part of a firefighting team. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the role of the fire department and other agencies that respond to shipboard emergency incidents, and understand and apply the principles of shipboard fire behavior, firefighter safety, ship construction, arrangement, systems and staffing, shipboard firefighting strategy and tactics, marine communications, incident management, and hazardous materials incident mitigation.

Y752 - Shipboard Firefighting Operations (39 Hours) (ACE Credit)
Prerequisite: For the Operations module, successful completion of the Awareness module, plus MFRI Firefighter II, EMTB, and HAZMAT Operations, or MFSPQB, NPQS or IFSAC certification. To provide students with the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively perform shipboard fire suppression operations as part of a firefighting team. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the role of the fire department and other agencies that respond to shipboard emergency incidents, and understand and apply the principles of shipboard fire behavior, firefighter safety, ship construction, arrangement, systems and staffing, shipboard firefighting strategy and tactics, marine communications, incident management, and hazardous materials incident mitigation.