skills testing for FF 1 and 2 is a random sampling of all possible skills in each certification level. There are multiple
skill possibilities at each station, however the candidate will only be required to perform 1 skill at each station.
2013 policy changes in the Kentucky process require ten (10) skill stations to be completed by the candidate
for FF1 with 100% competency. FF2 testing will consist of six (6) skill stations with a required 100% competency. Hazardous
Materials Operations PPE and Product Control (NFPA 472:2013 Chapters 5, 6.2 and 6.6) are required pre-requisites
for firefighter certification. Four (4) Haz Mat skill stations will be offered on the same test day as FF2 for the benefit
of those needing the required certification. A POLICY CHANGE ON MARCH 1, 2014 PROHIBITS STAND-ALONE
HAZ-MAT OPS SKILLS TESTING DURING FF2 TESTING. Candidates must test FF2 skills with Haz Mat. Candidates needing
ONLY Haz Mat Operations must test following an organized course of the subject matter OR a scheduled skills test session that
consists of ALL Haz Mat Operations (NFPA 472:2013 Chap 5) Ops Product Control (NFPA 472:2013 Chap 6.6)and Haz
Mat PPE (NFPA 472:2013 Chap 6.2).
Testing requires the use of PPE, therefore candidates for testing are required to
bring full PPE and SCBA which shall be NFPA 1971 compliant. Each test day will expose the candidate to potential IDLH atmospheres
with live-fire scenarios, therefore all candidates MUST be clean shaven
to the point that facial hair does NOT come between the facepiece seal and the face.
Candidates are NOT permitted to have copies of skill
sheets and/or reference material at the tesing site.
Also, due to current NFPA requirements for certification, candidates shall show competency in medical
training. Candidates shall bring a copy of a current CPR Pro or Health Care Provider card AND
current First Aid, First Responder, EMT or Paramedic certification.