Firefighter I & II Classes

Classes are held at Fire Departments in the Southeastern Minnesota area.  Our 1001 firefighting class is a non-certification, hour-based course that will train you to a level II fire fighter.  It consists of Firefighter I, Hazmat Operations and Firefighter II courses equaling 144 hours for all 3 courses.

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 can be held at your Department with a schedule that is convenient for your employees. Riverland also has an online/blended learning option where all of the course lecture is completed online with 46 hours of hands on training scheduled on the weekends.

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Topics Include

  • OSHA Topics
  • The Orientation and History of the Fire Service
  • Fire Fighter Safety
  • Fire Service Communications
  • Fire Behavior
  • Building Construction
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • PPE & SCBA
  • Fire Fighter Tools & Equipment
  • Ropes & Knots
  • Response & Size-up
  • Forcible Entry
  • Ladders
  • Search & Rescue
  • S&R House or SCBA Trailer
  • Ventilation and Ventilation Trailer
  • Fire Fighter Rehabilitation
  • Fire Fighter Survival
  • Water Supply
  • Fire Attack and Foam
  • Salvage & Overhaul
  • Wildland & Ground Fires
  • Fire Suppression/Live Burn
  • Hazmat Operations
  • Incident Command System
  • Assisting Special Rescue Teams
  • Vehicle Rescue & Extrication
  • Pre-incident Planning/Fire Prevention. & Public Education
  • Detection/Protection & Suppression Systems
  • Fire Cause Determination