ORT300 – 303.00 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 esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain NFPA 1001 Firefighter Levels I and II certification. The course is comprised of two parts – an online portion and a face-to-face skills portion. You must successfully complete both parts to be eligible to sit for the certification examination.

The NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II online portion is completed by using a home computer, textbook, and online supplemental material. It consists of reading assignments, online knowledge-building activities, online discussions with your instructor and fellow students, videos and multimedia, module quizzes, and a final exam. You will have 10 weeks to complete the online portion of this course.

The NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II skills session is a three week, face-to-face boot camp consisting of classroom and hands-on field application training. You will put your online learning into practice by participating in field exercises and scenarios, as well as classroom exercises and discussions. The three week skills session begins two weeks after the end date of the online portion of the course.

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This program meets or exceeds all requirements set by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, as well as NFPA 472 / NFPA 1072, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.

In addition, you will receive the following certificates as part of completing this course:

Courage to Be Safe: Everyone Goes Home

National Traffic Safety Course

NIMS 100 Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100

NIMS 200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

NIMS 700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction

NIMS 800 National Response Framework, An Introduction

This course provides a total of 545 hours of training.


  • 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED (minimum)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Medical Examination to Determine Firefighter Fitness for Firefighter Training (30 days or less from start of the hands-on skills boot camp)
  • Proof of Meningococcal vaccination if 21 years old or younger
  • International Students must also have Passport and Affidavit of Responsibility

Course Completion Requirements

Detailed Student Information

Attendance Requirements

The TEEX Online Recruit Academy Attendance Policy is found in the Basic Structure Fire Suppression Certification Rules, Policies, and Procedures in section V.  Classroom Procedures and Expectations.  Each students will receive this information in the online course.   


  • Fire commission rules and regulations
  • Fire science
  • Emergency service communications
  • Portable fire extinguishers
  • Rope, knots, and hitches
  • Personal protective clothing
  • Firefighter safety
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • Fire apparatus familiarization
  • Fire service hose
  • Fire streams
  • Advanced fire attack
  • Building construction
  • Forcible entry
  • Overhaul and salvage
  • Inspections
  • Incident Command System
  • Fire protection systems
  • Hazardous materials
  • Public relations and safety education
  • Reports and records
  • Wildland fire suppression
  • Fire cause determination
  • Pre-incident planning
  • Rescue operations

Suggested Audience

Men and women seeking employment as a firefighter in a municipal fire department.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • Pro Board
  • Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Other Information

Available Skills Sessions

You must attend the skills session associated with your online class. You will be prompted to register for the skills session after successful completion of the online portion of the course.

Skill Sessions (Boot Camp) Dates

Contact Information

Jason Loyd

Online Recruit Training Manager
Phone: (979) 862-6490
Email: jason.loyd@teex.tamu.edu


TEEX Policies
TEEX Participant Handbook

Full tuition is required to reserve a place in this course. If you cancel 15 or more calendar days before the start of the class, TEEX will provide a refund, less the $500 fee. If you cancel 14 or fewer calendar days before the start of the class, you will lose the $500 and be charged 10% of the balance.

If you begin the academy and drop out, you will not receive any refund. The $500 fee is nonrefundable under any circumstance.

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