Course Goal: To equip entry level firefighters with basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to begin their fire service career.
Description of Course: This entry level course is designed to introduce new firefighters to basic information including an overview of the fire service, fire service organization, firefighter safety, personal protective equipment and terrorism awareness. This is the first of four courses in the curriculum.
Lead Instructor: Jeff Reinert / Carl Seltzer
Dates: February 16th and 23rd
(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: $130 – Out of County: $195
Minimum age: 14 years as of first day of class.
Student Equipment/Supply Needs: Pen/Pencil, Notebook; 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). The course cost includes the required text book and skills book required for the program which will be given to the student on the first day of class.