Firefighting Phase III

ASP113 – 36.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This phase provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills to be trained to the level of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. This is the third of five phases necessary to obtain your Firefighting 1 and Firefighting 2 through the State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA).

This course provides advanced firefighting techniques. Participants rotate among the following classroom sessions and field operation exercises according to the section to which they are assigned.


  • Firefighting Phase 1 or previous training in all of the subject areas contained within Firefighting Phase 1


  • Firefighting Phase 2 or previous training in all of the subject areas contained within Firefighting Phase 2
  • Prerequisite Verification

Proof of prerequisites in the form of certificates of completion should be uploaded into your student portal after registration. At the end of registration, you will see a blue arrow icon beside your course to upload your prerequisite documentation. Participants that do not have the required prerequisites will be removed from the course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Course Attire / Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed

It is strongly recommended participants purchase and read prior to attending:

Copy of the” IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th Edition”, which can be purchased from:
IFSTA or thru the SFFMA.
ISBN: 978-0-13-314080-4
IFSTA Item # 36935

This textbook will be used for all the Firefighting Phases classes.

TEEX will not provide or sell the recommended IFSTA textbook.

The end of course test will cover reading assignments and lectures found in this Phase. This test will measure your comprehension level of subject matter found in this Phase.

Participants should read over all the topics listed above before the first day of class.  For your benefit, there are review questions found at the end of each chapter.

Physical Condition

Due to the strenuous nature of firefighting and rescue activities, participants should secure a professional evaluation of their physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Fire Department Communication (Read – Chapter 3, pages 92-116, 123-127)
  • Ropes, Webbing and Knots (Read – Chapter 8, pages 366-417)
  • Scene Lighting (Read – Chapter 10, pages 476-484)
  • Water Supply (Read – Chapter 14, pages 780-811)
  • Fire Control: Live Burns (Read – Chapter 17, Skills)
  • Fire Control: Misc. Skills (Read Chapter 17, pages 1027-1031, Skills: 1087-1091, 1097
  • Loss Control (Read – Chapter 18, pages 1100-1141)
  • Fire Origin and Cause Determination (Read – Chapter 19, pages 1142-1165)
  • Fire and Life Safety Initiatives (Read – Chapter 21, pages 1218-1267)

Suggested Audience

All Emergency response personnel, including fire prevention, suppression, control and safety personnel.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)

Contact Information

Jeff Rhoads

Phone: (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]