Fire Saftey

Firefighter I & II Classes

Classes are held at Fire Departments in the Southeastern Minnesota area.  Our 1001 firefighting class in a non-certification, hour based course that will train you to a level II fire fighter.  Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of achievement from Riverland Community College.  You then have the option of taking the certification test through the Minnesota State Fire Chief’s Association.  Classes are approximately 3 months long and are held 2 evenings a week and 4 Saturdays totaling 120 hours.  If you do not belong to a fire department, the cost of training is $900.00 plus a $200 deposit.  Your deposit will be returned when the training gear is returned.

Topics Include

  • OSHA Tops
  • History & Organization
  • Incident management System
  • Fire Service Communications
  • Fire Fighter Qualifications & Safety
  • Response & Size-up
  • Fire Behavior
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Ropes & knots
  • Ladders
  • Wildland & Ground Fires/Fire Suppression
  • SCBA Trailer
  • Vehicle Rescue & Extrication
  • Assisting Special Reuse Teams
  • Fire fight Survival
  • Water Supply
  • Hose, Nozzles, Streams & Foam
  • Ventilation
  • Ventilation Trailer
  • Salvage & overhaul
  • Building Construction
  • Live Car Fire Attack

Fore more information, contact Brian Staska, Fire training Coordinator

Brian Staska
Training & Development Reprentative