Firefighter Training: Entry Level (FF-I)
Class Date(s) Wednesday, Sep 6 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Saturday, Sep 9 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Sunday, Sep 10 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Tuesday, Sep 12 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Thursday, Sep 14 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Saturday, Sep 16 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Tuesday, Sep 19 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Thursday, Sep 21 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Saturday, Sep 23 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Sunday, Sep 24 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Tuesday, Sep 26 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Thursday, Sep 28 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Saturday, Sep 30 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Sunday, Oct 1 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Tuesday, Oct 3 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Thursday, Oct 5 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Saturday, Oct 7 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Sunday, Oct 8 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Tuesday, Oct 10 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Thursday, Oct 12 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Saturday, Oct 14 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Sunday, Oct 15 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Tuesday, Oct 17 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Thursday, Oct 19 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Saturday, Oct 21 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Sunday, Oct 22 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Tuesday, Oct 24 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Thursday, Oct 26 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Saturday, Oct 28 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Sunday, Oct 29 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Thursday, Nov 2 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Saturday, Nov 4 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Sunday, Nov 5 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Tuesday, Nov 7 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Thursday, Nov 9 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Saturday, Nov 11 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Class# 23FS91013  

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The Pennsylvania Entry Level Firefighter curriculum is composed of four separate courses that together require 136 hours of both classroom and hands-on training. The training at times is rigorous and includes several days of live-smoke and live-fire training. Students must be in good physical condition in order to complete the class.

Chester County Public Safety Training Campus (PSTC) administers the entry level firefighter curriculum as one comprehensive course, inclusive of the four modules:

 Introduction to the Fire Service (ELIS)

 Fire Ground Support (ELFG)

 Exterior Firefighter (ELEF)

 Interior Firefighter (ELIF)


In addition, the following courses are also included to meet the standards of the Pennsylvania Entry Level Firefighter Curriculum:

 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

 First Aid

 Hazardous Materials Awareness (HMAJB)

 Hazardous Materials Operations (HMOJB)

This course is designated Firefighter I. 

Students must by 17 years of age at the start of Module 4 Interior Firefighter.

Students who successfully complete this curriculum may test for National Firefighter I Certification.

Students who enroll in the Pennsylvania Entry Level Firefighter program must conform to the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy’s Facial Hair Policy that requires a student be clean shaven except for a neatly trimmed moustache. This policy is enforced from day one of Firefighter I until the completion of the program, including the certification testing.

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to safely and effectively perform the knowledge and skill objectives listed in the Pennsylvania Entry Level Firefighter Curriculum.

These skills are used to safely and effectively operate at the scene of a fire or emergency. This course is intended develop an atmosphere of team-work, self-discipline, respect and a sense of duty in the fire service.

This course is administered with a level of military discipline. Through classroom sessions and practical fieldwork, this course will give the student the ability to function safely and effectively as a member of a fire department.

A combination of lecture, demonstration and supervised practice will be utilized. All knowledge and skills taught will be represented as described in the established curriculum.

Students must possess strong motor skills, good physical strength, endurance, self-discipline, the ability to understand and follow orders, work under stressful situations with risk to personal safety; have problem solving skills and work as a member of a team.

A student’s enrollment in this course demonstrates their commitment to maintaining the high standard of performance demanded of firefighters. This course will require hard work and perseverance on the student’s part.

The instructors will do everything possible to help the student become proficient in the course material, but the student’s success or failure, in the end is up to themselves.

All students in Firefighter I will be required to wear a uniform for each class. The uniform of the day shall consist of the following:

 PSTC Issued Shirt

 Dark blue trousers

 Black belt

 Black shoes with black laces/ black boots

 Black or dark blue socks with low-cut footwear

Price $700.00
Class Location
Academic Bldg. #126 / Classroom
Public Safety Training Campus , 137 Modena Road
Coatesville, PA   19320
(610) 344-4100