Basic Operations Firefighter Academy (320 hours)

Program Description

NIPSTA’s Basic Operations Firefighter program is designed to exceed the requirements outlined by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal “OSFM”, and provides students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform as an entry level, professional firefighter. NFA’s nine-week curriculum exceeds all learning objectives identified by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, as well as NFPA 1001. All training is conducted on the 20-acre Glenview campus and is supported by multiple indoor and outdoor training props. The program is delivered Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. To Register for the NIPSTA Fire Academy, you must be sponsored by a fire department; no independent students are currently being accepted into this program. 


*Please review the additional information provided below prior to registration*


2024 Fire Academy Dates

24-01 Winter: January 8- March 8, 2024

24-02 Spring: April 8- June 7, 2024

24-03 Summer: July 8- September 6, 2024

24-04 Fall: October 7- December 6, 2024

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  1. Greg Swanson

    Fire Academy Program Coordinator

  2. Jim Theobald

    Fire Academy Program Coordinator

  3. Orlando Diaz

    Fire Academy Program Coordinator

  1. Syllabus
  2. Textbook
  3. Registration
  4. Additional Info

320hr Basic Operations Firefighter