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Firefighting Tactics & Strategies 1


"Firefighting Tactics and Strategies 1” course is a self-paced, online fire course with continuous enrollment that is one of the mandatory courses for Florida Fire Officer 1 certification.

The Firefighting Tactics and Strategies 1 course complies with the Job Performance Requirements established by NFPA 1021. This course will familiarize students with the basic actions and responsibilities involved in dealing with and managing a fire emergency. This includes establishing the best and most effective use of available resources to protect lives and property.

FirefightingTactics and Strategies 1 also teaches how emergency situations can change rapidly and how the fire officer can quickly evaluate the effectiveness of their proposed incident plan.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the type of information required prior to an emergency in order to decide upon and plan the most effective and appropriate tactical responses

  • Recognize the Incident Command System (ICS), the Incident Management System (IMS), and other management tools

  • Comprehend the components of an Incident Action Plan and know what steps and considerations are required as part of the decision-making process for these plans

  • Understand the types of strategies engine and truck companies deploy in emergency situations

  • Recognize building construction types and how these impact tactics are used in firefighting

  • Comprehend the fire officer’s responsibilities with regard to identifying and mitigating building collapse concerns

In addition to enrolling in this course, you must have:

  • Structural Firefighting: Strategies and Tactics. 4th Edition. ISBN 978-1284180299 .

  • NOTE: The physical book is NOT included with your purchase of the course but is available through technical bookstores and online vendors.

  • NOTE: Before purchasing any textbooks check to make sure you are using the correct ISBN as there may be several versions of the title available depending on customization requirements for individual schools.

  • A high-speed internet connection

The course materials come directly from the publisher Jones & Bartlett. All course material will be accessed through the JB Learning platform once enrolled.

Once enrolled in any course, you must ensure that you work consistently and diligently to complete the coursework and related requirements in order to successfully complete the course. These open-enrollment courses allow you to pace yourself but will require sufficient self-discipline to keep up to date with the workload. Therefore, it is your responsibility to set aside the time required to complete the various units of these courses. You will be held completely responsible for your own achievements once you purchase the course content. 

All payments will be processed through our website. Once payment is received, you will be granted access to the courses purchased within 24 hours. All Instructions will be emailed to you along with course access.


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Firefighting Tactics & Strategies 1

45 Hour Online Learning 

Florida State Fire Pre-Certification for Fire Officer 1


Required Textbook (Not Included): 

  • Structural Firefighting: Strategies and Tactics. 4th Edition

  • ISBN: ‎ 978-1284180299

*This course has been approved by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training at the Florida State Fire College.

*This course has been approved by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training at the Florida State Fire College.

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