NIPSTA’s Advanced Technician Firefighter program is designed to exceed the requirements outlined by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal “OSFM”, and provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform as an advanced level (FF2), professional firefighter, as defined by NFPA 1001. Students will participate in various innovative hands-on drills and exercise designed to improve skills through repetition and teamwork.
As recommended by the IL OSFM, the following textbook is required for NIPSTA's Advanced Firefighter Technician course. As such, the material in this textbook supports skills and terms used in NIPSTA's Advanced Firefighter Technician course . Students are encoraged to obtain a copy of this textbook for reference:
Jones & Bartlett Learning Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills: Evidence Based Practices”, 3rd Edition