Basic Operations Firefighter Certificate

Curriculum FIR.BOP.CERT (C444D)

To provide entry-level employment training for students looking to start a career in the fire service, in addition to those needing basic level firefighter training for an existing career in the fire service. Certification through the Illinois Fire Marshal requires applicant being a rostered member of a fire department.


At the successful completion of the Basic Operation Firefighter Certificate, the graduate will be able to define the roles and responsibility of an Illinois State Fire Marshal:

  • basic operation firefighter;
  • hazardous material awareness; and
  • technical rescue awareness.

Semester One

FIR 101National Incident Management System (NIMS)

1 credit

FIR 121 #Basic Firefighter Module A

4 credits

FIR 122 #Basic Firefighter Module B

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Semester Two

FIR 102Basic ICS and Application Towards Single Resource & Initial Action Incidents

1 credit

FIR 123 #Basic Firefighter Module C

4 credits

FIR 124 #Basic Firefighter Awareness

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:7

Semester Three

FIR 125 #Hazardous Materials Operations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 18

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

See FIR course descriptions.

Coordinator: William Justiz, Ext. 3653

Gainful Employment

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