NIPSTA's Fire Department Incident Safety Officer 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 preform as an incident safety officer (ISO) as defined by NFPA 1521.
New for 2024 - a "blended" format which will allow students eight (8) course hours to work through the required textbook material beginning one week prior. The remaining thirty-two (32) course hours will be presented on campus where students will complete the remaining JPRs via classroom discussion, critical thinking exercises, and hands-on activities.
As recommended by the IL OSFM, the following textbook is required for NIPSTA’s Basic Operations Firefighter course:
Jones & Bartlett Learning Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, 3rd edition
In order to participate in the online learning portion of this program, and obtain the necessary information to challenge the OSFM test - students must purchase a textbook and set up a Navigate2 account.
NIPSTA Students will receive a 25% discount on Jones & Bartlett textbooks. Discount coupon available at course checkout.