Certification Challenge: Firefighter I - Entry Level
Class Date(s) Thursday, Nov 9 2023 7:00PM-10:00PM  
Saturday, Nov 11 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Class# 23FS91032  

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Description: Through written and practical examinations the Firefighter I candidate will successfully complete and pass both exams in order to receive certification.

Training Audience: Students who have met the necessary prerequisites to be able to challenge the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy Firefighter I Certification written exam and practical skill stations.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum Level Requirement:

    • Current Pennsylvania State Fire Academy approved CPR and First Aid certification (see PSFA application for exact courses allowed to meet this prerequisite),
    • Current Hazardous Materials Operations Certificate or Refresher Certificate (dated within one (1) year of testing date),
    • Structural Burn Session, or Interior Firefighter (ELIF) with live fire designation, and
    • Candidate must be 18 years-of-age prior to test dates.

Students must conform to the PA State Fire Academy’s Facial Hair Policy that requires a student be clean shaven except for a neatly trimmed moustache.

Application Requirements: Completed applications must be received at the test site (CCPSTC) three weeks (21 days) prior to the written test. Applications received after this deadline or incomplete applications will NOT be accepted for testing.

Testing application and candidate handbook can be found at: www.osfc.pa.gov

Course Length: 12-hours

Certification: ProBoard Firefighter I certificate will be issued from the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy upon successful completion and passing of the written exam and practical skills testing.

Equipment Needs: Pen / pencil, note-taking material.

Required Equipment: Full turnout gear (FTOG), Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and spare SCBA cylinder.

Pennsylvania Department of Health Continuing Education Hours: None

Course Contact: Matt Fink, Fire Training Coordinator, office: (610) 344-5017 or via email at jfink@chesco.org.

Course Dates: The first class date listed above will be the written examination administration. The second class date above will be the practical skills testing.  

Price $250.00
  5 Seats Remaining
Class Location
Academic Bldg. #126 / Classroom
Public Safety Training Campus , 137 Modena Road
Coatesville, PA   19320
(610) 344-4100