Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment

CEF005 – 4.00 Hours


FP CEF005 52 $10.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

The job of a firefighter is dangerous. You are not only exposed to flame and heat, but also to all the chemicals and toxins released during the burning process. It is imperative that you know how to inspect your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) to ensure it is able to perform its job correctly. You must also know how to recognize gas and vapor hazards so that you can select the appropriate PPE for the incident.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering PPE, and respiratory protection.  As well as donning, doffing, inspection, maintenance, and use of PPE.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.5.1


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Technical Requirements

In order to successfully complete this course, you should have access to computer equipment meeting the following system requirements:

  • Recommended screen resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Broadband or high speed internet
  • Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari web browsers
  • Latest version of Flash
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader

Text Book

Students are expected to use the Essentials of Firefighting, 7th Edition Manual

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • 1. Describe the various types and uses of personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by firefighters.
  • 2. Describe the inspection, cleaning, and maintenance of PPE.
  • 3. Describe conditions that require the use of respiratory protection equipment.
  • 4. Identify SCBA components.
  • 5. Describe SCBA limitations.
  • 6. Describe the procedures for donning and doffing SCBA.
  • 7. Explain the process of inspecting and cleaning SCBA.
  • 8. Describe methods of refilling, replacing, and storing SCBA cylinders.
  • 9. Describe safety considerations for working in and exiting a hazardous atmosphere while wearing SCBA.

Suggested Audience

Individuals seeking continuing education in the fire service.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 4.00 hours – Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)