Advanced Technician Firefighter (40 hours)
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.
Fall 2018: December 3 - 7, 2018
Winter: March 4 - 8, 2019
Spring: June 3 - 7, 2019
Summer: August 26 - 30, 2019
Fall: December 2 - 6, 2019
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
The deadline for registration is one (1) week prior to the start of the program. If space is available, last minute requests may be accommodated by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have an employee name, you may proceed to the registration page, add the new student name to your department account roster, select the appropriate academy session, select the student(s), then proceed to the check-out page. If you have not set up an account for your department, you must do so first by clicking on the "Log-in/Create Account" button found at the center/left of the page.
You will receive a confirmation invoice or receipt immediately after completing the registration process. Confirmed registrations will be added to the course roster in chronological order. A maximum of thirty (30) candidates will be enrolled; additional registrations will be assigned to a waiting list in the order received.
For fire departments that do not have a name at the time of registration, please use the following procedure:
Choose the appropriate session.
You will need to establish a new member account on your department roster for each position held by choosing "Add Account Member" at the bottom of the "Account Members" list visible to the right.
Under First Name - enter your fire department name.
Under Last Name - enter TBD. If you are reserving more than one spot enter TBD1, TBD2, etc.
Save new account member(s).
Choose the new account member(s) you wish to enroll and add them to your "cart".
Follow the prompts, proceed to "checkout", and complete your transaction.