Ill. Admin. Code tit. 41, § 141.301 - Basic Operations Firefighter

An Illinois Basic Operations Firefighter program meets or exceeds the level identified in NFPA 1001.

a) Prerequisites
1) Successful completion of the Basic Operations Firefighter course that incorporates the NFPA objectives for Hazardous Materials Awareness and Technical Rescue Awareness.
2) Successful completion of a minimum of 180 instructional hours.
3) Passage of the State written examination .
4) Passage of the State practical skills examinations .
5) Engagement as Illinois fire protection personnel, as attested to by the employing Fire Chief of the individual seeking certification.
6) Completion of the classroom portion for Fire Service Vehicle Operator certification.
7) Certification requirements completed for Hazardous Materials First Responder - Operations.
8) Required CPR/Basic First Aid. Training documentation shall be kept in fire department training files.
9) Required NIMS 100 and 700. Training documentation shall be kept in fire department training files.
10) Required completion of the Courage To Be Safe course. Training documentation shall be kept in fire department training files.
b) Fire department or individual reimbursement may be available for training costs for Basic Operations Firefighter (see Subpart E).
c) A qualified instructor for this level must be a certified Fire Service Instructor I.
d) The course and facility must be approved by the Division as provided in Subpart B.
e) Credit for equivalent courses may be available in accordance with Section 141.120.
f) Modular Training. Basic Operations Firefighter training can be taken in a series of modules or as a complete course. The State written examination can be taken by module or by taking the complete examination.
g) As a duty function, members shall be responsible for maintaining proficiency in their skills and knowledge, and to avail themselves of the professional development provided to the members through training and education programs.

Notes

Ill. Admin. Code tit. 41, § 141.301

Added at 34 Ill. Reg. 8297, effective June 8, 2010

Amended at 41 Ill. Reg. 6594, effective 8/1/2017

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