NFPA 1081 Interior Structural Facility Fire Brigade Member

IND017 – 40.00 Hours


Details Buttons Dates Location Class Price Register Buttons
07/14/24 – 07/19/24 College Station, TX FP IND017 181 $1760.00 Register
12/09/24 – 12/13/24 College Station, TX FP IND017 176 $2260.00 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

This course will provide your new brigade members, as well as existing emergency response personnel with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that may be used to safely resolve emergencies involving interior fire at an industrial facility. All of this is accomplished through a combination of classroom presentations and field exercises.

This course is designed to meet the objectives outlined in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1081 Standard for Industrial Fire Brigade Member Professional Qualifications Chapters 5 “Incipient” and 7 “Interior”. Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and skills testing.


Pro Board Certification Requirements

Participants pursuing Pro Board certification must provide proof of NFPA 472 HazMat Awareness and Operations (edition years 2002-2013) or NFPA 1072 HazMat Awareness and Operations training dated prior to last day of class. The documentation must meet the certification office requirements

TEEX does offer an online HazMat course HAZ701 that will meet most of the requirements of training to NFPA 1072 Awareness and Operations. TEEX will accept completion of HAZ701 as a placeholder for the required 1081 prerequisite.  The curriculum for NFPA 1081 will cover the required skills to meet the 1072 Chapter 5 requirements allowing the participant the opportunity to successfully complete the prerequisites during the NFPA 1081 course.

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire/Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

  • For field exercises, participants must provide National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1971 compliant PPE that meets the Level 4 requirements in the ESTI Student Safety Manual. Any bunker gear found to be unsafe or not NFPA compliant will not be allowed on the field. The bunker gear includes: coat, pants, hood, gloves, helmet, and boots.
  • Participants are required to participate in hands-on activities utilizing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and therefore must be clean shaven while attending class. Facial hair must not be present where the SCBA mask seal contacts the skin. Mustaches and normal sideburns are permitted.
  • For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve/ long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts).

Pro Board Certification Testing

Participants are required to provide a photo ID at time of Pro Board testing.

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.
  • 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 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion and to sit for the Pro Board certification exam.

    Physical Recommendation

    Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.

    Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

    • Introduction to fire brigades
    • Firefighter safety/personnel protection
    • Applications equipment (PPE)
    • Fire Streams and appliances
    • Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
    • Dry chemical agents and applications
    • Pre-emergency planning
    • Strategies and tactics
    • Incident command (overview)
    • Fire behavior
    • Fundamentals of firefighting
    • Rescue procedures
    • Salvage and overhaul operations
    • Fundamentals of ventilation
    • Plant fire prevention

    Suggested Audience

    This course is appropriate for all industrial emergency response personnel, including fire prevention, suppression, control, and safety personnel. Potential participants could include:

    • Plant operators
    • Plant maintenance personnel
    • Laboratory personnel
    • Engineers
    • Electricians/Instrumentation techs
    • Security personnel

    Continuing Education And Professional Credits

    • Pro Board

    Other Information

    Annual Fire Training School Information

    If you are attending this course as part of TEEX’s Texas Annual Fire Training School, you need to be aware of the following additional information:

    Registration with payment

    Complete online registration on the  TEEX website or by selecting the “REGISTER” button above.  Secure your seat in the class with payment. 

    You may use a credit card or organization purchase order (PO). 

    If you are using a purchase order, TEEX policy requires the PO to be submitted within 48 hours of registration, or the enrollment may be canceled. You may upload the PO through your student portal or email it as an attachment to [email protected]

    Ensure your PO includes the following:

    • Agency or company name
    • Billing address
    • Contact name and phone number
    • Description of goods and/or services provided (for example the course number and name) 
    • Amount of charges
    • Authorized signature
    • Tax Payer ID, EIN, or FEIN. The field should be in the following format: xx-xxxxxxx.

    The PO contact email needs to be either yourself or a responsible person within your organization.

    If your organization is not an established TEEX customer or if you are not sure, please include a completed W-9 with the PO.

    Course hours

    These hours only apply to the Industrial Annual Fire Training School in July.

    • Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Contact Information

    Rickey Allred

    Training Manager
    Phone: (979) 500-6894 | (866) 878-8900
    Email: [email protected]

    Payment Info

    • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-2130.
    • Purchase Order – Complete online registration and send a copy of PO documentation within 48 hours.