Course Goal: To introduce entry level firefighters to the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to exterior fire ground operations.
Description of Course: This course is designed to introduce new firefighters to exterior
fire ground operations including ladders, forcible entry, fire behavior, fire extinguishers,
SCBA, fire streams, hoseline advancement, and utility control. This is the third of four
courses in the curriculum.
Lead Instructor: Jeff Reinert / Carl Seltzer
Dates: April 4th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd, 16th, 30th, June 6th
(Weekday classes start at 1830; weekend classes start at 0800)
Location: Berks County Fire Training Center, 895 Morgantown Road, Reading PA 19607 MAP IT
Course Cost: In-County: $85 Out of County: $125
Prerequisites: Fireground Support (ELFG), NIMS 700, ICS 100
Minimum age: 14 years as of first day of class.
Student Equipment/Supply Needs: Pen/Pencil, Notebook; Firefighter’s Handbook (must remain in possession of the student throughout the entire course); Supported reference material and skill book (Must remain in possession of student at the end of the program); helmet, gloves, turnout coat, turnout pants, boots, protective hood, and protective eyewear (safety glasses or goggles), 15’ ½”(12mm) Static Kernmantle Rope, and self contained breathing apparatus.