Company Fire Officer (120 hrs)
NIPSTA's Company Fire Officer program is designed to exceed the requirements outlined by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal ("OSFM"), and provides students with the knowledge and skills to perform as a Company Fire Officer, as defined by NFPA 1021. This program is presented in two (2) phases and must be taken consecutively:
Phase I: Forty (40) hours of online education with four (4) campus workshops. Completed over four (4) consecutive weeks.
Phase II: Eighty (80) hours of campus based lectures, discussions and exercises. Completed over two (2) consecutive weeks.
OSFM Exam: In order to be eligible to take the state exam at the end of this course, students need to be registered no less than 35 days prior to the last day of Phase II. More information on OSFM testing can be found here.
Spring: January 21 - March 1, 2019
Phase I (Jan 21 - Feb 15)
Phase II (Mar 4 - Mar 15)
Fall: July 22 - September 13, 2019
Phase I (July 22 - Aug 16)
Phase II (Aug 26 - Sept 13)
As recommended by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal, the following textbook is required for NIPSTA's Company Fire Officer Program.
Fire Officer: Principles & Practice, Enhanced 3rd Edition