Here’s a summary of the items we consider when reviewing a community’s training for firefighters.
- Training facilities
Live fire training structure (including smoke room)
2-acre training area
- Use of facilities
18 hours per year per firefighter (for maximum credit)
- Company training
Company training at fire stations, 16 hours per member per month (for maximum credit)
- Classes for officers
Certification of all officers
12 hours per year of continuing education for all officers (for maximum credit)
- New driver and operator training
Classes for new drivers and operators, 60 hours (for maximum credit)
- Existing driver and operator training
Classes for existing drivers and operators, 12 hours (for maximum credit)
- Training on hazardous materials
6-hour session per member per year (for maximum credit)
- Recruit training
240 hours per recruit in the first year (for maximum credit)
- Building familiarization for prefire planning programs
The community should conduct a prefire planning inspection of each commercial, industrial, institutional, and other similar structure once a year for maximum credit in the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). Records of the inspections should include complete and up-to-date notes and sketches.
When no records exist for training, there will be no credit for items A through H in Section 570 of the FSRS.