Fire Department Safety Officer Certificate

Curriculum FIR.SFT.CERT (C444I)

(Total Program Credits: 6)

The Fire Department Safety Officer is a certification granted to qualified individuals who have attained training as both a Fire Department Incident Safety Officer and a Fire Department Health and Safety Officer.  Students need to be a Career service firefighter with Firefighter II or Basic Operation Firefighter certification.


Upon successful completion of the Fire Department Safety Officer Certificate, the graduate will be able to define the roles and responsibilities of an Illinois State Fire Marshall:

  • Health and Safety Officer; and
  • Incident Safety Officer.

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor or Transfer Specialist (if transferring), before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

(Fall 2021)


Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
FIR 252Incident Safety Officer #

3 credits

FIR 253Health and Safety Officer #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required for each FIR course.

See FIR course descriptions.

Coordinator: William Justiz, Ext. 3653