The purpose of this program is to
identify emergency service personnel who demonstrate competency in the performance requirements necessary to perform the duties
of a firefighter. The NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications identifies the minimum requirements
for a person at the first level of progression. A person certified at the Fire Fighter I level will have demonstrated competency
in the necessary knowledge and skills, while working under direct supervision, to function safely and effectively as a member
of a firefighting team.
A person submits a completed application to the Kentucky Fire Commission. The candidate
shall remit the prescribed written test sitting fee, attempt a written examination of 100 multiple
choice, true/false or matching questions and participate in a skills examination. Upon successful completion of the written
and skills exams, provide all documentation, fees are submitted and prerequisites are satisfied, the candidate shall become
eligible to recieve an accredited certification from the Kentucky Fire Commission.
KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCY AREAS TESTED
Fire department organization, firefighter
roles and responsibilities, SOP's, rules and regulations, member assistance, firefighter fitness, safety, knots and rope use,
protective clothing and equipment, alarms and communications, fire control, response, rescue, scene control, building construction,
forcible entry, power tools, hazardous atmospheres, accountability, ladders, hose and fire streams, fire behavior, loss control,
ventilation, utilities and sprinkler systems.
Emergency Medical Care - as a minimum
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (professional rescuer), and First Aid or any higher level of emergency medical certification
approved by the Fire Commission.
Materials/Operations-Product Control level accredited certification.