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.
2023 Program Dates
November 27 - December 1, 2023
2024 Program Dates
February 26 - March 1, 2024
May 20-24, 2024
August 26-30, 2024
November 18-22, 2024
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 encouraged to obtain a copy of this textbook for reference and exam prep:
Jones & Bartlett Learning Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills: Evidence Based Practices”, 4th 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 email@example.com
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.